The Lucketts Holiday Open House is next weekend and it really crept up on me.  I usually start making ornaments in September, but I didn’t start until last week this year.  Because of my late start, I’m just making German glass glitter ornaments and won’t be making any of my sheet music ornaments.  In addition to glittered stars, words and pretty shapes, I’m making a bunch of over-sized glittered pine cones.


(My entire dining room is sparkly.)


I’m bringing 25 huge rolls of 2″ burlap ribbon.  This stuff is great for trimming a tree, garland, swags, and making wreaths.  (Oh!!  I bet it would even look cool woven and then sewn into a tree skirt or a stocking lined with cotton…hmmm…)


I’m also selling some beautiful Christmas cards by Jennifer Carrol Designs.   When I was shopping last week I found an adorable antique berry tote that is perfect to hold them in.


As most of you know, my part of Pennsylvania is right in hurricane Sandy’s predicted path.  We’re pretty far inland, though, so we’re definitely not getting the worst of it.  We’re expecting flooding, 50-70 mph winds and about 4-8″ or rain.  Because of the storm, I have two little “helpers” at home who are usually at school and my berry tote became part of the Batcave.


I was planning to go to Lucketts tomorrow to help decorate for Christmas and to get my space stocked up, but that isn’t going to happen!  I’m getting ready to go, though, as soon as the weather is clear.  I’ll probably go down on Thursday.

If you don’t hear from me, it means I’ve lost power and or Internet.  Be safe, everyone!


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