My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Making a Scene!

Hi folks, just wondering, have you ever been out shopping and noticed one of those people that like to make a scene?  You know just what I’m talking about, right?

Well, I must confess.  I am one of those people that likes to make a scene.  Luckily, I do it in the privacy of my own home.

Oh, must admit, I would make a scene at your house too if you’d let me.

Let me tell you about the last few scenes I made.  Here goes, are your ready for this?

I guess I don’t always do them at home.  This first one took place in a flower shop.

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A vintage house and church are the background for this Woodsy Wonderland. But look, what’s that over there in the right corner?  A sweet little Nativity.

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Oh, and look what the children built for us behind the church.

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I carefully opened the lid for a peek inside. Let’s quickly close it.  We wouldn’t want the deer to escape.

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Aren’t they sweet?  A couple of bucks and fawn.  A little time worn, but I love them!

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Thank goodness the next scene I made wasn’t quite as big.  Just a simple ceramic church, a couple of white bucks, and one giant snowflake.  Who cares if the deer are as big as the church?

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But did I stop there?  Oh no, it wasn’t enough to make just two scenes.  I had to go for a third.  Are you embarrassed for me yet?

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Oh, I have seen people make a scene with Santa before.  Mostly children, crying and such.  Guess I couldn’t get by without making one with that jolly old elf.

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And yes, sometimes I make a mini scene.  Like this shaker.  My friends and I made 20 of these for a club favor. Now, that was quite a site, 5 of us making a scene at the same time.  Some of the tops were glittered  (using Modge Podge) with turquoise glitter.  So, so cute!  S & P shakers from Wal-mart, Epsom salts from the dollar store, a mini tree and voila!  We decorated each one differently.  Using whatever we had in our stash.

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Luckily, that’s all of the scenes I am going to make for now.  Thank goodness too, because it just started to snow.

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Because I love to make scenes I keep my eyes out for little figures whenever I go to an antique or thrift shop.

But, I do not just make any scene.  It has to be a thrifty scene.  One day I spied the cutest set of three little Halloween figures.  They wanted $17 for them.  Now, that just about caused me to make a real scene. lol!  Sorry to say, they didn’t come home with me.  I’ve got to have a better deal than that to make a scene!

How about you?  Are you one of those people who likes to make a scene?

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Cowgirl Up

Rednesday

Melrose Place for Whimsy Wednesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Happy Hour Friday

24 comments:

Penny Phillips said...

Your "scene's" make me smile...I love to make a scene too! Hugs, Penny

Susie said...

I like the way you make a scene. Now young lady(remember your mom saying that) you have had just too much sugar and need to settle down.LOL Oh I have turned into my mother..shh, don't tell my girls. Smiles, Susie

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Love your little "scenes"!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love to make "scenes" too. It's especially fun when you have cute little Christmas decorations like yours to arrange.

Laurie said...

Your scenes are the cutest ever! Love 'em! I'm visiting from Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Happy Holidays!
http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Okay in your comment on my blog, you talked about making mini snowglobes with salt shakers and I have searched your blog to find them. Do you have photos on your blog? Do share!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'll be making a scene this very day. It's time for the snow village to go up so the grands can have fun rearranging it!

Paulette said...

What darling scenes, love them all.

Cindy said...

Haha, you had me there at the beginning, Jann. I have made a couple of scenes this year, one of a snowman with his skis with a tree behind him and one of a house with a horse drawn carriage going by. Mine aren't quite as tiny as yours.
Yours are absolutely adorable! I like them very much!
Hugs, Cindy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

You ole scene maker you! Hee-hee- I love your sense of humor! ♥

Linda Primmer said...

Very cute and clever post. you can make a scene at my house anytime you want....LOL
Very sweet little village.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Yes, I've made a scene in every room of my house! I've taken more trips to the thrift store looking for vintage goodies and had such fun! I sure love seeing how you put together your treasures!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Jann, your three scenes go together so perfectly with the garland pulling them together. You are so creative with your scenes ... no one would mind if you made a scene in public!

Cute post!
Debra

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Pam said...

Your scenes are adorable. Love those vintage deer. Also love the Santa and reindeer in your header!

Kris said...

LOL....no, I don't make too many scenes. At least, not with miniatures.
Love yours though!!!! I do, however, like a bargain!!!
xo Kris

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Well you really know how to make a scene. They are so real, I just want to live in some of them :0)
Have a great decorating day today!
Christine

Debra said...

You ARE TOO FUNNY! :)

ThrifterSisters said...

You sure do know how to make a scene:-)

I love all the photos and you have definitely inspired me to make my own "scene" next year.

Happy Holidays & Rednesday!

Erica

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I don't believe I've ever seen a Joseph or Mary figure with so much red on them before. What a treat!

A Little Nativity Red

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I'm having trouble posting for some reason ... Fingers crossed this one sticks!

Loved this post, lots of fun Jann. Looking forward to seeing you make some more scenes. ;)

Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Your winter/Christmas scenes are beautiful. I love looking at the little white tabletop with its pretty decor. Great creativity and beauty, Jann! Merry Christmas!
Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, I like when you make a scene! Thanks for the smile. I love your take on the shaker scene! It's so adorable. Thanks for sharing, my friend, and have a lovely Christmas with your family and friends.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

craftyles said...

Those are all adorable. I think the Santa is my favorite. I think I'll be on the lookout for cute stuff, so I can make my own scene!