Sunday, December 15, 2019

Valentines Day Clothing and Accessories

When it comes to Valentine’s Day many people will put together an outfit that represents the holiday. For adults, this holiday represents the love that they feel for each other so they will wear the color red or pink. They may wear a heart pattern or they may wear a pattern that features red roses. For children its a day to “dress up” in a Valentine's outfit for school or parties.  On this holiday children will hand out friendly “will you be my Valentine” cards to their friends and their classmates.
Valentine's Day holiday is represented by red hearts, red roses, chocolates and the wearing of the clothing that indicates that you love the holiday or that you are in love with that special someone. Overall Valentine’s day is a fun day of gift-giving, exchanging of holiday cards and expressing love to each other.

Women will wear shirts with a valentines day pattern, or they may wear accessories, earrings, necklaces, scarf or even a belt. Men will wear a heart pattern tie to work and if they take their special someone out for dinner, they will dress to impress and wear Valentine’s Day printed tie.

Dressing up for Valentine’s Day is fun for kids and adults. Here are a few of my fashion and accessory designs and other designers products that I found at Zazzle.   

Happy Valentine's Day everyone, and don’t forget that this holiday is on February 14th

Happy Valentines' Day T-Shirt

Valentine  Red Heart Pattern Leggings

Love Valentine's Day Heart Pattern Leggings

Valentine's Day Leggings; Coming & Going Beautiful

Valentine Red Heart Sweatshirt

Valentine Heart Pattern Red Belt

Be My Valentine Round Charm Bracelet

Love love earrings

Heat Pattern Valentine Jewerly Drop Earrigns Earrings

Valentine Hearts and Teddy Bears Slip-on Sneaker

Sweet Heart Candy Pattern Valentines' Day Tie

Valentine's day, love, wedding neck tie

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Beer Steins For Daily Use or Occasion Gifts

Beer steins come in a variety of styles, and shapes and are made out of stoneware, pewter, porcelain, glass, and ceramic. Some have hinged tops with a thumb lever that is used to open the lid so that you can drink from the stein. and others have open tops. Steins are used for drinking beer however at my house we use them as a display on our mantle and in a glass case. Rarely do we drink beer from them but that is not to say that we have not enjoyed them over the years during the holidays and at an Oktoberfest dinner.

The classic beer stein that you would find in Germany or Bavaria is made out of stoneware and the designs are quite unique. The steins are usually sold for special occasions like a housewarming party, a holiday, or for a special event. Many people collect the steins because of their style and the ornamental designs.

Since my husband is a collector I make a point to buy him a stein every Christmas. He has a few pewter steins with hinged tops that are from the early 1900s and are handmade German steins. These antiques never come out of the glass cabinet. They are truly prized for their craftsmanship. He also collects the Budweiser Clydesdale steins, the holiday series that began in 1980. Like any collector, my husband will buy steins that are part of a series, antique steins,s, and steins for everyday usage.

The beer steins at Zazzle are perfect for everyday use or for giving as a housewarming. birthday, Christmas or another occasion gift. The stein features a traditional German design that has ornate borders at the rim and base and a detailed handle. The beer stein is available in 2 colors; white with metallic gold and gray with blue color.  Another feature is that you can buy them as shown or you can upload your own photograph or logo and make your own.

What I liked about Zazzle’s beer steins is they have good look at them and we can use them daily if we want and do not have to worry if they are broken. They would also be thoughtful Christmas gifts or housewarming gifts for anyone who likes to drink beer.

Here are a few of my favorite stein designs. All were created by the independent designers at Zazzle.  Click the highlighted blue link under the stein image and this will take you to the designer's store where you can view a larger image of the stein, learn more and buy.

Vintage Santa Claus Christmas Holiday Beer Stein

Create Custom Vintage Style Business Company Logo Beer

Brandenburg Red Eagle Beer Stein

Vintage Map of Denmark (1801) Beer Stein

Vintage Danish Royal Coat of Arms of Denmark Beer Stein

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Remembrance Christmas Tree Ornaments

When it comes to the holidays you may be missing a loved one who passed away, or you may be sad because you are thinking of your beloved pet.  If you find that you are feeling blue then it is helpful to create remembrance Christmas ornament for your holiday tree.  

It's always hard to have a loved one pass away. Please know that the remembrance ornament is a way to not feel so sad during the Christmas season 
My niece had lost her mother to cancer when she was just a child and she is always sad during the Christmas holidays because it was her mom’s favorite time of the year. So this year I found a photograph of my niece and she has her hand on her mother. It was such a nice remembrance photo of her family. I went to Zazzle and I created an ornament out of the photograph. Uploading my photo was easy to do and I could not be happier with the ornament that I designed.

If you would like to create a remembrance ornament then here is the template that I created. You may use it or you may choose another design. I find the metal backing is nice especially if the photographs are older. It is made very well and the ceramic ornament is protected from the metal encasing

I shipped the ornament directly to my niece and when she received it she said that she cried. They were happy tears, loving tears as she remembered the day that the photo was taken and how she had so much fun with her mom and her cousins.

 She told me now my mom is part of my Christmas celebration because of this remembrance ornament. From this Christmas forward when my niece decorates her Christmas tree with her remembrance ornament she will be keeping the memory of her mother alive through her memories.

Here is another ornament style that you may be interested in. All of my ornament designs are customizable so you can add your own photograph. 

This ornament I created to remember my mother. All of the beaded and sequin ornaments on this tree my mom had made when she was recovering from breast cancer. She told me it was good to stay busy doing the things she loved.  

Remembrance Christmas Tree Ornament

View all of my ornament designs here. All can be customized by adding your photograph.  

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Tree Decorations

Halloween trees have been popular for many years and I suppose it is because people like having a tree with lights and ornaments as a part of their home décor. Normally the trees are shaped and look like a Christmas tree however instead of green branches the tree is black or dark purple and I have seen a few that were orange color.

A Halloween tree is fun to decorate and you can use it to accent your home décor or set it up on your front porch. It is a good way to let all the neighborhood children know that you have candy for them when they go out to trick or treat.

Even if you are not someone who goes all out when decorating for Halloween know that a tree would be all that you would need. You could buy one at Hobby Lobby or Amazon for your tabletop or setup a Halloween tree in a  dark corner in your foyer or living space.

Here is a tree that is perfect for a corner.  It is decorated with plastic skulls and pumpkins.

As for lights, it is best to buy purple or orange lights for a black Halloween tree. If you do another color tree such as an orange one then I would recommend a strand of black lights. Thus keeping with the traditional colors of Halloween; orange, black and purple.

Your decorations should be spooky and you can shop for small plastic skeletons and pumpkins at a hobby store. Use crazy glue to attach a hook to hang them on your tree. Shop for ceramic ornaments at Buy the ornaments as shown or customize them by adding a photograph of your children in their Halloween costumes from previous years. Buy the keepsake ornaments for your tree or give them as a gift.

Here are a few ornaments that I found at Zazzle

Halloween Fairy Ornament

Magical Night Witch Silver Square Ornament

Scary Halloween Tree Home Decor Ceramic Ornament

Shop for Halloween grosgrain ribbon and drape it onto your tree. Complete your tree by adding a black witch add to the top and a colorful and magical looking tree skirt.

I put together a collection of  Zazzle ornaments and tree skirts that I found. All were created by independent artists and are unique designs. If you like what you see then click on the hyperlinked words under the image and this will take you to the designer's store where you can view a larger product image, learn more about the product and buy.

Halloween Tree Decorations

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wolves at Christmas Home Decor and Gifts

Wolves at Christmas is a product design that I created from an original collage that I put together in 2015. The collage consists of 52 overlays. The winter wonderland background of snow-covered trees is a cutout of the trees in my side yard. The photograph was taken after a snowstorm and the sun had just come out which lends for the glistening appearance. Then I took photographs of snow and cut them out to add to my collage. Each overlay was added digitally. From start to finish it took me 12 hours to complete. I think think the wolves at Christmas design is beautiful.

Here is a set that will show you a few of my wolf designs. 
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Wolves at Christmas color scheme is blue and silver with touches of snowflakes. This color combination will coordinate well with a blue holiday home.  You can accent the sofa with the 16-inch square pillow and add the wolf ornament to your holiday tree. Wrap your presents in the beautiful Christmas wolf pattern paper and your holiday living space will look lovely.

I hope you love this unique collage art design and that you buy for yourself or as a gift for that special someone. Know that when you buy any of these products that you will be supporting independent artists and not a big box store.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking interest in my original collage art. Below is my collection of Wolves at Christmas. If you would like to learn more about the product or to buy, click onto the highlighted words below the product image.

Wolves at Christmas Collage Art Latte Mug

Wolves at Christmas Peace Love Joy Navy T-Shirt

Wolves at Christmas Winter Snowflake Throw Pillow

Wolves in Winter Wonderland Night Light

Wolves at Christmas a Winter Wonderland Ornament

Wolves at Christmas a Winter Wonderland Flat Card

Wolves in Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree Watch

Winter Wonderland Wolves /Christmas  Keychain

Woodland Christmas with Wolves Wrapping Paper

Christmas Sticker with Wolves and Winter Snow