I saw a small hexagon quilt made with a "zillion: different patterned materials and some solid colors here and there The hegagons were made in all different combinaions. Each six sided angle is sewn to another side of a hexagon. I just loved the multipatterned - old fashioned look! I will use a lot of primary colors and small prints and poka dots. It will probably be layed over arm of one of the rocking chairs in the kitchen
In The Greatroom as well as all windows in the house the Red Wreaths Glow for Christmas
My newest Nativity. This Indian one has become one of my Favorites!
Our Master Bedroom is decorated in Victorian which is a favorite of mine also!
Pool room/T.V. Room has Patchwork Socks for family members, the sign was made by deceased son John
One of my favorite Old Teddy Bears sets in a handmade chair by his bed in the Greatroom. I'm just a child at heart!
We gave This Victorian Doll House to Granddaughter Michail many years ago. She and I have made furniture and many furnishings for it. The House has a place of honor in my art studio until she has a home of her own with a place for it
Our Dining Room Chandelier shines down on many parties throughout the year. Especially at Christmas!
This old wine cellar was found in a dark cold bin in the house we purchased in Kansas City before moving to the Farm. My husband took out the front panels and added copper wire making it into a China Cabinet for our home. I Love It!
The Jewelry Christmas Tree was made years ago. Several Woman of the church decided to make them also. They were used to decorate the Auditorium one year.at the Church.
Our Greatroom. a favorite place to visit as well as the backdrop for family and party pictures. Especially with a fire in the fireplace!
In 2010 I painted a picture of the fireplace for our Christmas Card.
Our Christmas Tree is 46 years old! It hides it's age well! We have some old bubble lights on it, do you see them?
I found this little old stone house in an antique shop. Of course I had to have it!
One of the Log Cabin Doll Houses we got in Montana. I love all 8 of mine! Have made alot of the furniture and furnishings.
I did this Folk Art Painting in 2006 to commemorate our homes 30th Birthday.
This is the interior of one of the Log cabin doll houses. I can just loose myself in the fantasy of these little houses!
I embroidered this Grandma Moses picture in 1974 before we even stared thinking about building a house in the country! Little did I know I'd have my own red barn and farm animals some day! This picture hangs in the Entry Hall above and old family Bible Stand..
One of my personal Christmas Traditions is to re-read some of my favorite Christmas Books, Children and Adults. Here are just a few from my collection.which grows yearly!. I teach the 4&5 year olds in Sunday School and come Christmas Time after the Bible Story and Handwork is done they pick one of their favorites to have read to them too!
We love to entertain in our home, especially at Christmas! Every room is decorated even the six dollhouses! The table has a collection of "Jim Shore" Folk Art Santas given to me over the last six years by good friend Karen Grimes.The Red Goblets were brought from PA by a friend as a thank you for caring for her grandmother.The "Historic America" Dinnerware was from my Mother-in-Law. Each Season's table decorations start with a homemade runner and napkins.and then the creativity flows! Let The Parties Begin!
Since 1974, two years before we moved to the country, I have been making our Christmas Cards. I always pick as a theme something that has gone on in our life this past year. In the early years of cardmaking I drew or cut out fabric for e.ach card. But since 1995 I have been painting a 5"x7" picture and having Kinko make sheets of 8- 2 1/2"x 3 1/2" prints. so much easier! I then cut them out and make my cards from cardstock. In the early days I made about 100 but now it's about 225. I keep the collection on this banner and hang it on the pantry door in the kitchen during the Christmas season. The cards give me a great deal of pleasure as I see them daily.
Hello, my name is Marlynne Joy Snare (pronounced Marilyn) and I am really excited to be jumping into this new world of "blogging". I call myself a "Folk Artist" and enjoy creating with fabric, paint, wood and all types of natural materials. It will be fun to share some of these inside and outside the house projects with you too!