Decorating for the New Year

Once Christmas was over my home looked a little bare, but how to decorate?  Should I do snowies, a touch of spring or something creative.  You will see that I did a little of all three.  And since I design and also enjoy painting other people’s designs you will find a lot of Art in my decorating.

And since I am posting this in the middle of a huge snow storm I am glad that I did not over due the snowies.  This is a picture of my living room/dining room.  I went with a lot of green here, especially on the mantel but you can see I have a little snow fairy.

image

image

This is a closeup of the box on the table, that was featured in PaintWorks magazine.

image

I am always changing out this bookcase for the seasons, you can see I have some winter things that were there at Christmas. The mixed media canvas was designed and taught by Penny Henry at our chapter.

image

On the desk is another topiary.  The bird was made by an artist in Prescott, AZ.  It holds a special place in my heart because my father and great grandfather were jewelers and clocksmiths (the eyes are watch faces) and my grandfather and uncle were barbers (the head is a shaving brush).  The  Margaret Furlong ornament is call “In the Beginning” and seemed appropriate for the new year.

image

The Magnolia picture was done by Rebecca Baer.  Our chapter went to her shop/studio and did this project.  I was very lucky and won her sample.  It was a fun workshop.

image

My table is decorated for spring.  My girlfriend Patti Troxell made the little the pedestal the little bird is sitting in.  She glued a vintage dish to a glass candlestick.  Don’t you love it?

image  image

In my family room and kitchen I have a few winter vignettes. The painted box is designed by Lynne Andrews and painted by me. The glitter houses and clothespin snow people are blog posts.  You can make them by going here: Glitter Houses Clothespin Snowies

image

image

The snow angel tree is my design, the painting is a Caroyln Bacon design and the canvas snowman is a Two Friends design.

image

Since this is my birthday month I decorated my coffee table with a cake.

image Since it is a new year I also added a few things to encourage, inspire and get our creative juices going.

image

image

image

This is my design for Art Play Date 2016.  More details will be posted on the web site  Art Play Date 2016 beginning this February.

image

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour.  If you would like to see more things that I play with regularly “like” my page Jane Allen Creates on Facebook.

Blessings my friend and be safe.

Love,

Jane

Jane Allen Creates

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s