Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advents of White

After making several advents like these and
then teaching a couple classes in making them,
this is the only one I have left.
It stays up year round in my bedroom.
The frame is from my Great Aunt Iva.

Day 25 is my father's bible.
Many other items are from family long since passed.

This very large one over 40" was made for a holiday show I did last year.
A friend purchased it in the first 2 seconds after we pulled back the tent flaps.
Seems silly, but I'm glad it went to a good home.



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33 comments:

she dreams big! said...

I wish I could come up with little bits and baubles of family things (I probably can, just looking in ALOT of boxes!) to make one of these lovely advent calendars. I too would keep it up all the time.

I absolutely love your blog, your thoughts, your photos. I plan on spending ALOT of time STUDYING your Christmas decorating. Thank you for sharing!

Rebecca said...

These are fabulous! What interesting items you chose!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

wow very very beautiful..both of them. Do you then hang them on your tree each day?

I just LOVE this!

happy day!

Olive Cooper said...

You are so clever and artistic. That is a good way to save keys and such.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Suzan
I love advent calendars and these are great... I think we mustn't be very christmassy here.. perhaps the fact it is summer... although it seems it is less and less each year... so I do enjoy the enthusiasm I see in blogland...

These calendars you have made are such a clever idea... Have fun xxx Julie

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh, I love them both but you having your dad's bible on day 25 made me get all choked up. That is just about the sweetest thing ever. truly. I saw one posted by OneLuckyDay a while back and vowed to make one. hmmmmm tomorrow is day 1 and not a tag in sight! But if I do like you and keep it up year round well then maybe I can be a tad late!
Really beautiful. Theresa xoxo

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

That is a really charming arrangement, great idea!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking about making one but never in my wildest dreams I imagined making one this gorgeous!!! 2DIE4!!!

erin said...

love both of them AND wouda rastled yer friend fer it! (she said with a southern drawl). now, as to the "rituals" (from your previous post), i am guilty of many and more as i get older! i confess...i only eat my buttered saltines salt side down. don't tell anyone........

north pal said...

i certainly can see why your friend snapped this item up. so simplitic and lovely. Bestest,Denise

Blondie's Journal said...

It's perfect. I wish you still made them.

XO,
Jane

Jane said...

These are beautiful. I love both of them but the first one really stood out for me. What a wonderful way to showcase items from your family, especially your Dad's bible.
Jane

glenda said...

I am so going to make one...
I love it...I love the one with your dad's bible on it too.
I need to dig out some mementoes.
thanks for sharing this.
Do you add one each day, or take away one each day?
Or leave it as is.
thanks again,
glenda

Theanne and Baron... said...

The Advent Calendars are beautiful, I'm inspired to try one...and I'd leave it up all year too...it's art...thanks for sharing!

Jillayne said...

Not silly at all - it's a beautiful piece and deserves to go to a new home. These are absolutely beautiful z, and so inspiring. Simple, elegant and as personal as you would like it to be - I want to make one now too!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...

Oh I just love it! I showed the one I made last month for the shop and I just completed one to keep. I am seeing new ideas on yours to make mine more personal! Thank you!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I've always wanted to make one of these...maybe I'll start today!
I love it!
Rene

Deanne said...

What beautiful advent calendars, love the fact that you included little family keepsakes in yours!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wonderful... Precious... And I can certainly see why it stays up, all year long.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i dont understand advent calendars. what do you do with them?
they sure are gorgeous tho :)
~laura x

Tamarah said...

Oh Suzan THANK YOU so much for helping to celebrate our 100th posts....It's a PLEASURE to have you on board....I've added your blog to my list so I can keep an eye on your adventures.... :o) !!

Your advent callendar is TO DIE FOR & it's BEAUTY has inspired me to make my own TODAY....I'll endeavour to share pics of it in my next post....!!!!! If it looks HALF as sweet as yours I will be a HAPPY VEGEMITE....!

Cheers for now from OZ,
Tamarah :o)

Pam said...

Those are so darn cute! Love them and love the idea of using vintage items on them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh these are fabulous! I haven't had an advent calendar since the kids moved out...this kind I would love!!

Tammy said...

Suzan...this is truly a work of art and from your heart...I can see why you leave it up all year! You have so inspired me to make one of these for myself! I'm going to start searching for little treasures today!
Thanks for sharing!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Jill said...

I LOVE Advent calendars! I just a few minutes ago finished painting one. I posted about one I made a few weeks ago on my blog...blunders and all...But this one is really wonderful! Do you offer the instructions anywhere? I think it's wonderful!

A Treasured Past said...

Wow! That is the most fantastic advent calendar I have ever seen. Might have to make one too:) I've popped over from Tamarah's blog Shabby Vintage Junk :) Tamara (without the 'h' :)

Bead and Needle said...

These are just about the coolest things I have ever seen - LOVE them! I'm not worthy!

Romeo said...

WOW! I wonder and "she" wonders....do you know how to make anything ugly?!? Yet another wonderful example of your talent! Beautiful!!! So much so, that yes, I wouldn't even think of laying a paw or errant strand of cat fur on it! Hard to believe, but your advent calendar is just that wonderful!!!

Pssst, Howie....I'd leave that one alone if I were you...

Purrs!

Romeo

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a great idea! And I love that you keep it up to enjoy all year!

Rebecca said...

Hey Z
This is so great, these are the best I have seen... Love the items you chose. What did you use for backing? It looks very cool.
Blessings
Rebecca

Zuzu said...

Love these - the prettiest I've seen! :)
~ Zuzu

beth said...

those are the best advent calendars i have ever seen !

Blessings from Cindy said...

These are so beautiful! Do you have special sayings or quotes on the tags? Thank you so much for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy