Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Half a World Away Lamp

I am normally Miss Merry Christmas, but I will be the first to admit that this year I was a little cranky pants. I still decorated, made cookies, listened to the music, but something just felt off. I think I was really homesick this year. Funny, you can be gone for so many years and still just want to be home for Christmas. Such is this military life.
I have snapped out of my funk now and am in New Years mode now. I even put up my silver New Years tree!

I love this clock ornament. It is so festive!
I am not big on making resolutions, because I know I will never keep them. There are things I tell myself I have to get done though. Mainly craft project. Oh, the dreaded UFO's...unfinished objects. The bane of crafty folk. There are many at my house, and I really am going to try and get them done in 2012. I even got a head start! Go me. The idea came from a MaryJane's Farm magazine a while back for a globe lampshade. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan at the time, and I just saw it so fitting. I found a globe at my local thrift store, and it sat in my "I'll get around to it" project pile. Well, it is finally done!
I finally found a lamp I liked for it at the Goodwill, and added my favorite ever-tacky pom pom garland around the bottom. Isn't it cuuuuute!
Now to decide on what project will be next!
Happy New Years all!


  1. That IS Cute!!!! What a great idea!

  2. Hi,
    Just found your blog ... you have some great ideas! Love adding the clocks to the tree for New Years! And I have been waiting on my clip rings to do the same thing for a shower curtain. Love to repurpose!
    Great blog and thanks for sharing.