Hello! It' s been awhile since I've been able to post. As I said a couple of posts back, "What gets done, gets done and what doesn't get done, doesn't." Well, blogging didn't I guess. Plus quite a bit else. Since I still hope to wrap all the gifts I've bought, I will be taking another short break from here.
I wanted to share with you this jewelry tree I made. It was just for fun and I didn't have time to glue it all down so I no longer have it. I have a couple vintage jewelry trees that I have bought at sales and one is particularly pretty in all it's vintage blingingness. But, for many it may not be in your budget to make yourself such a tree. However, the one pictured above is really fun and festive and much more economical. All the jewelry is from the 1980s so cheap to come by. I'm not sure where all of mine came from, here and there at garage sales, thrifted or auctions.
Another idea is to make a tree like I have in my current banner. You just anchor a string of pearls in the shape of a tree with an earring for a "star" and a squarish one for a trunk.
I hope your advent is going well that all the little (or big) hiccups that happen during it will remind you of the tough journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. It certainly wasn't easy for them so I assume our journey to Bethlehem can be a bit rough too. I was thinking the other day about how before a baby is born, a mother goes through "nesting". I know I did. Preparing. That is what we are doing in our gift buying, baking, and general merry making....nesting....so to speak. Preparing for the baby Jesus.
And in the process, our hearts are ready for Him.
Advent Blessings to you.