Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nine Days of Christmas, Post Two!

"Enchanted Woodland Christmas"


Miss Flora Van Huysen, Little Bo Peep's cousin from Switzerland's Sugar Mountain!

Miss Flora Van Huysen 3Miss Flora Van Huysen

For decades decorating with pine cones has been a design treat, using them in home decor, as a vase filler, turned into a wreath, a swag, used in floral arrangements, glittered, turned into dolls, ornaments, holiday decorations, trees and in partyware.

During my move a few years ago, I came upon several boxes of vintage ornaments and holiday decor, inside were some pinecone ornaments, some were pinecone elves, birds, angels, santa's, and a wreath doll ornament. They were glittered, some had knitted hats and gloves, felt clothes, clay, spun cotton heads, wings, a halo and pastel paint.

After studying their homemade presentation, I decided to create a few myself, a carnival of pinecone dollies. If you love to recycle, then this is a great eco friendly/green project by simply recycling pinecones from outside or pinecones from older Christmas/Fall projects. Then glitter them, or turn into dolls and ornaments.

Miss Plume Sugarite 3Miss Plume Sugarite, Miss Webb and Miss Flora's Fairy-ology classmate, all are from Switzerland's Sugar Mountain!

Miss Plum signed up for sugar plum magic at the Luppin Stahl School of Magic, just outside Sugar Mountain.

In class she met Flora and Adeline. Miss Plume Sugarite, is learning sugar plum magic, so she can one day open her own sugar plum farm on her vast estate. She already knows how to make magic sugar in 12 colors. She is waiting for the Nutcracker Music Studies Corse, which starts next week.

Miss Plume Sugarite 2Miss Plume Sugarite 4
Miss Adeline Webb, Miss Flora Van Huysen Fairy-ology and Flowers classmate, both are from Switzerland's Sugar Mountain!

Adeline decided she wanted to study Fairy-ology and Winter Magic, so she signed up at the Luppin Stahl School of Magic, just outside Sugar Mountain.

In class she met Flora, both became instant friends. Flora also met Miss Plume Sugarite, who is learning sugar plum magic, so she can one day open her own sugar plum farm on her vast estate.

Miss Adeline WebbMiss Adeline Webb 5
I have created a project for this which can be found on the Art Glitter Blog:
http://artglitterblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/pine-cone-tinsel-ballerinas-by-lisa.html
Pinecone Carnival Soiree! 4
and at the Spellbinders Curiosities Project Blog:
http://spellbinderscuriosities.blogspot.com/2009/12/tinsel-pine-cone-dolls.html

Miss Noel Twinklewood! 2Miss Noel Twinklewood!

Hope you enjoyed all the Enchanted Woodland Creations I have made, my take on a vintage Christmas w/Cupcake Chic Colors!

5 comments:

Connie said...

How sweet and adorable, honey!!! Oh my. I'm unveiling my shabby pink roses Christmas tree tomorrow and have some froufrou pine cones on there. I think you'll get a kick out of view it all.

I may do some of those pine cones for the tree next year. So darling!!

xoxo,
Connie

zandra said...

These are so cute! Have a Merry Christmas, Lisa!
Hugz, Z

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Oooooo the little pine cone people! You know how I feel about them!

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Lisa...
Adorable I want to invite you to my blog giveaway!
http://couturedepapier.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-faerie-ornaments-blog.html

Maija said...

These are beautiful!!
I received my ornie from you for the Bliss swap, and I just adore her!!! Thank you!!