I've pretty much taken down Christmas. I still have a few things to pack away, but I'll finish that today. What's fun for me is redoing my displays. I never can remember exactly where I had what, but even if I could this is a perfect time to redo.
When I took out my Christmas decorations, I pulled out some boxes that haven't seen the light of day for several years. In those were several things I'd packed away at the beginning of Christmas about four years ago, so I rescued them from their exile: a couple of small paintings, a bronze dog, a vase and candle holder I'd completely forgotten.
I haven't been happy with the display on my barrister bookcase for some time. I know I've seen displays of a number of pottery vases clustered together but can't remember where or exactly how they were used. Here's what I came up with:
As you can tell, I'm not much of a stylist and never know if what I've done works. I'll probably fiddle with this until I come up with something I can live with. And Lord knows, whatever that is, my cleaning lady will change it from week to week. Repeat after me: Maria is a great cleaner! And I'm lucky to have her.
I piddled for a while on my new boxmaker tools. It's wonderful! Of course the one I made today isn't of a size I can use for anything. It was a test, just a test.
I also worked on tassels. I'm thinking I'll list this next one on Etsy, though I'm not sure I'm completely satisfied with it yet.
And this is one I made a long time ago, before I started adding embellishments. I may redo and list it as well.