Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
A Visit From St. Nicholas/'Twas the Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Deidra Doan is the winner of Kaf Grimm's St. Nick's Christmas Badges
Janice Moore Petty is the winner of Colleen Moody's snowman head shakers
Possible Impossibilities is the winner of Linda Kennon's Gourd Santa
Anna is the winner of Iva Wilcox' Joy hot air balloon
Leigh is the winner of Laurie Hardin's elf/ornament painting
lovass814 is the winner of Brenda Ostrowski's poinsettia ornament
Clevercrow is the winner of Lori Davis' champagne cork ornie
Cindy is the winner of Debbie Garlem's vintage style mittens
Old Glory Soldiers is the winner of Joyce Stahl's hand painted hang tag
Chelsea S. is the winner of Jody Preston's Christmas pinkeep/hanger
Jezebel is the winner of Nancy Malay's keepsake box
Janbobbypinboardwalk is the winner of Terrye French's hand painted angel glove
Annatastic is the winner of Jo Dismuke's frogcicle ornament
HeArt Collective is the winner of Diane MacNaughtan's snowman figure
Congratulations to all of our lucky winners! If you see your name here, you can go to the blog of the artist whose giveaway you won and post a comment, or wait on them to contact you for your mailing address. No need to post it here.
Happy Holidays from all the members of Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
PFATT Winter Blessings!!!
Now on to the PFATT Goodies!
Naughty & Nice, St. Nick Christmas Badges – Set of 3
Pin these fun Grimitive Original Holiday badges on your dollies, Teddy bears or someone who has been naughty or nice! Badges are 8" long made of red, cream, black /white polka dot wool, and accented with various holiday ribbons & bells.
Badges have a dusting of mica & each have a safety pin sewn to the backs. Happy Holidays! Created by PFATT artist Kaf Grimm.
Adorable paper clay Snowman Head shakers made with vintage papers and trims. They measure 16" tall. Created by PFATT artist Colleen Moody.
Merry Wishes and Vintage Dreams
Gourd Santa. Made with a small cannonball gourd and air dry clay. Stands 5" tall on a 2 1/2" base. Created by PFATT artist Linda Kennon.
The Gourd Queen
A sweet angel brings holiday cheer in the basket of her pink hot air balloon festooned with the word “Joy.” The “balloon” is covered in crepe paper and adorned with gold Dresden. The gold letters are vintage, old stock Dresden. The balloon “ropes” are vintage metallic thread. The angel has a tiny set of gold Dresden wings. All is backed with sheet music and measures 6" tall by 4" wide. Created by PFATT artist Iva Wilcox.
Pure silver german glass glitter encrusted champagne cork ornie with vintage seam binding hanger created by PFATT artist Lori Davis.
Vintage Palette Art
Two cupboard size mittens made from vintage ticking trimmed in a piece of old quilt and rusty bells. They hold small bunches of Sweet Annie & glittered chennile candy canes. Lots of rusty bells for your primitive Christmas. Created by PFATT artist Debbie Galem.
Mixed Media Angel Paper Hang Tag created by PFATT artist Joyce Stahl.
This prim Christmas pinkeep/peg hanger is stitched onto aged osnaburg with a red ticking for the backing. It was made by me from a Country Rustic Primitives design and measures 3 1/2 " x 10". The jute hanger is pinned on and can be removed to display as a shelf tuck/sitter instead- also looks great tucked in a wreath. Created by PFATT artist Jody Preston.
Star Spangled Pretties
Small Victorian Paper Mache Keepsake Box created by PFATT artist Nancy Malay.
Hand n Hand ~~~~ I have painted this primitive angel onto an old glove. Her wings have been textured and I then tea stained the glove and added lots of sparkles. At the opening of the glove I have added a strand of tinsel garland, so that it could hang. Created by PFATT artist Terrye French.
The Painted Pear Basket
Using a pattern from Soft in the Head, with a few of my own touches! Just the cutest frog to ever hang on your tree or tie onto a gift or for giving. Created by PFATT artist Jo Ellen Dismukes.
Dianie Mac Designs
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Welcome and please stay tuned for the PFATT Blog Christmas Giveaway which will run December 1st-December 7th! There will be free giveaways from some of your favorite PFATT artists! So make sure that you mark your calendars, tell all your friends and family too!
Feel free to share our PFATT Blog Giveaway banner on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter and any other social networks that you belong to! The more.....the merrier!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Johanna Parker Designs
Terrye & Daughter's
Captain Jack Sparrow
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Queen of Holidays