Sunday, December 13, 2009

*Ho Ho Hello!*

Dear Friends
I sat down this morning and just decided to stop in here at Hickory Hollow. I am so touched that many of you have left me notes saying that you miss me! Oh ya'll that means so much! I'm still here!

Still behind in the scrapbooking department, but my New Year's resolution is to work on getting caught back up. We have a nice scrapbook store that does monthly all day crops so I am planning on going EACH month! Something I have recently accomplished is adding a cute red and cream checked wallpaper to the back of my garage sale hutch!

I found the cutest snowman lamp at the flea market...

We have decorated the outside of the house with icicle lights! Doug even put lights on the little chicken house. Tyler bought two Bantams at an Amish auction last week... a little bitty rooster and hen! He cockadoodle doo's every morning, she looks like a little pheasant! I''ve named them Fred and Ethel.

I have found a new hobby I LOVE! Dollhouses! Long story, but what you need to know is that I am building a Victorian cottage from a kit and having a ball. I have been collecting little shabby chic furnishings and wallpapers. My mom and dad bought Lindsey an older dollhouse that I am renovating. So far I have finished the nursery...I even sewed a little bitty quilt and made precious tab top curtains!

The pink in the background is the walls of the house. Here are little windows I sanded, and painted and sanded and painted again! The little rose cut out is going to be a picture for the wall. Do you see that adorable Victorian door!

Cute cottage wallpapers most are really truly doll house wallpaper that I purchased in Kansas City at a doll house shop.
Here is the nursery I renovated in Lindsey's vintage dollhouse. It has new carpet and wallpaper. Here are the little tab top curtains I made and the little bitty crib quilt.
Thank you everyone for checking in on me! I will try to get back in the swing here and at last blog once a's that for another New Year's resolution!

Hope everyone enjoys a warm & cozy
Christmas Season!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jill....I have not checked my blog in the last week and what a surprise to see you have made a post! Nice to see all is well with you! Have a wonderful holiday!~Patti

southerninspiration said...

I,too, have missed hearing from you, Miss Jill. It sounds like you keep pretty busy! That doll house is adorable, and lots of fine, detailed hand work!!! What a project!
Merry Christmas!


Amy Kinser said...

I am glad to see you back on here. I had just found you when you took your break. I remember you because I absolutley loved your kitchen and kept going back to look at it.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and can't wait to hear more from you.

God bless.

Liz said...

Hi Miss Jill! Love hearing from you. I bet your home is just gorgeous!

Merry Christmas!


Sharon said...

Wow, girl!!! You have a lot going on but looks like you are having a lot of fun! Of course, your decorations look fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

salmagundi said...

Jill-- I can't begin to tell you how happy I was to hear from you. I've thought of you often; then I even missed seeing this post a few days ago. I so could get into the doll house stuff. As a matter of fact, I collected miniature furniture back in the 1960s and 70s. I have some really great stuff stashed away in a closet. Things are the same here in beautiful Colorado - it is my favorite time of the year as I love seeing the snow on Pike's Peak. Don't be a stranger now. May you and yours have a joyous Christmas. Sally

Country Dreaming said...

So glad to see you back--you have been missed. Looks like you have been having A lot of fun though!
I love dollhouses--looking forward to your progress.
I bought a tiny village at a garage sale this past summer and I'm trying to find things for it. Lots of fun.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!


Tricia Anne said...

It is so good to "see" you again!
Love love love your wallpaper in your hutch! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. I am trying to get caught up on my blog reading and have enjoyed my time here. :o) Take care.

Joy said...

I love the little comfort and joy bottle. Hope you have a Happy and Healthy 2010!

Stacey said...

Jill, you posted and I missed it! I'm so glad to see how you are doing. Looks like you are busy and happy - that's a good thing. Do come back more often if you can.

Happy New Year!

suzanne said...

Hello Jill

I have enjoyed reading your blog today and have become a follower. I live in South Africa. I too have such a desire to own a victorian dollhouse. I have found the dollhouse society here and cannot wait to begin.

A happy day to you
Warm regards

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