Category Archives: holiday ornaments

decorate: owl plushie ornament

You may  have noticed that I have a soft spot for all things owl-ish. My late grandmother, Olivia (namesake of our “Owlivia” card) collected owls and I seem to have inherited the gene. This super adorable plushie owl ornament by the uber-talented folks at Night Owl Paper Goods is seriously one of the cutest owls I have ever spotted. Hoot!

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decorate: violet swallow queen ornament

I have a serious soft spot for Christmas ornaments. I’d keep them out all year if I could (and, honestly, I DO keep a few out on my desk all year). Some people (i.e. my husband) think I have a serious problem. I like all styles: handmade, glittery, modern, rustic, vintage, felt, embroidered. Throughout the season I’ll be posting some of my favorites, like this gorgeous handmade ornament by The Night Jar.

The Violet Swallow Queen holiday Christmas ornament is a print of the artist’s original work, which she affixed to a wood heart and decorated with German glass glitter. She’ll inscribe the back of the ornament (free!) for you to make it a dear heirloom. It’s available here on Etsy for $18. Also on my wish list:the violet swallow queen print would look great in my soon-to-be-painted bedroom. Swoon.

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new on etsy: glitter christmas ornaments

I heart glitter, and so does my mom. We spent some time over the holiday weekend decorating ornaments together for her ETSY shop. The wood ornaments are completely covered with super fine glitter. We had so much fun! Please visit her shop, SainteBeatrice. Merci!

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glitter home for holidays

glitter home by norma aguilar


How adorable? Seriously, there is no way I can pack this gorgeous glitter house ornament away after the holidays. It’s going on my desk for the whole year. Thanks, Norma!

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glitter ornaments

photos: delphine


I, and my entire house, are glittered top to bottom, but I did manage to finish making glitter christmas ornaments for the handmade ornament exchange over the weekend!

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handmade holiday ornaments


Since I signed up for a handmade holiday ornament exchange a few weeks ago I have been trying to decide what to make. I’m not quite sure what I’ll make yet, but I’m fairly certain it will involve glitter! Last year I made a 3-d paper snowflake, and I may do that again. Or perhaps a paper cone filled with candy. I’d love to make some felt animal ornaments, but I think that would take too long and I need to make a bunch. Do you have any other ideas?

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holiday ornament swap

I just signed up for the 3rd Annual Holiday Ornament Swap hosted by cake & pie and freshlyblended. For all the details please check out either of their blogs. Deadline to signup is November 10th. I can’t wait to start making my ornaments!

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christmas in july


One of my favorite booths at the Atlanta Gift Mart was the delightful John toole. Christmas ornaments just make me happy, and I loved the chic use of color, especially theses aqua/grey/gold pretties.

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