I went for a little walk around the neighborhood last night to get a good look at all the light displays. Some were quite elaborate and others a bit subdued from previous years. It may be the economy or people hopefully are realizing that Christmas is not all about the commercial hoop-la. What I really enjoyed was the smell of wood burning in the fireplaces of various homes. Some may argue pollution, but it is an aroma that means family, snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate watching television or a DVD together. Maybe some popcorn to munch on, too. It’s the family time that is so special and the crafts you make together or bring out year after year.

Yes, I do have a new craft. The picture tells it all.

Santa Decoupage Bottle @Renáta Kocsis Davis

It’s amazing what a bottle and a bit of imagination can do. 

I love the vintage Santa’s and the calligraphy of an long ago era.  Add a ribbon and some bling and you have a very impressive  bottle to display.

I  imagine this would work nicely with liter soda bottles, too.  I recommend you go on over to http://thegraphicsfairy.com and print out some vintage Santa’s, Christmas bells and foliage, some old script or music, cut them out, place them to your taste and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind decoupage bottle.