Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I thank my blogging friend Terri of Sweet Nest, for encouraging me to think outside the box ... matchbox, that is!

Based on my holiday les petits tiroirs, Terri asked if I would create a set to use as an Advent calendar. What fun!

Since taking these photos, I have added ribbons to each matchbox as Terri plans to hang them from a small tree in her living room.

Last year at this time, Terri asked me to make clothespin doll kits for a doll-making party. Thank you Terri, for helping me to take my tinkering to the next level! (Say that three times fast!)

Something very yummy is always going on at Terri's blog or her website, Sweet Nest Desserts. Speaking of yummy ...

Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! It's my very favorite meal of the year!



A Vintage Chic said...

LOVE your advent calendar, Elyse! You're such a clever girl! Everything you do is just so filled with charm...love it all, my friend!

Wishing you and your sweet family the happiest of Thanksgivings!


Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Elyse;
You are fantastical! I'm such a fanatic about matchboxes, so I love love love your advent calendar idea. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea.
I think your clothespin dolls are adorable too.
Thanks so much for sharing.

koralee said...

Love this idea...you are sooo clever!

Off to visit this cute blog..I think it has bluebird notes written all over it.

Happy Thanksgiving my sweet sweet friend. xooxxoo HUGS

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Elyse- These are so adorable! What talent you have !!!
Have a pretty Thanksgiving!

Diane said...

Very cut and a whole lot of patience! Happy Thanksgiving~

jeanetteann said...

How lovely your advent calender is elyse

Theresa said...

Way to go Elyse! I love all of those sweet decorative tiny boxes! All are beautiful! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

Elyse...I wish I had your talent and patience to work with those small things. I still can't believe that I am the proud possessor of something you made! I LOVE all your stuff...but those little boxes are the cutest thing ever!!! You should be so proud of your work. Hugs- Diana

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your match boxes are the cutest around, Elyse.
Wishing you a happy merry lovely Thanksgiving! xxxx

Alison said...

Darling!!! Love the calendar and the sweet little doll kit!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Patricia said...

very beautifull

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I love that idea. The papers you chose are so cute.

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Krishana said...

I am wanting to make advent ornaments for my tree next year (it will be my fiance and I's first Christmas together as husband and wife Christmas of 2011) and was contemplating crocheting them. But now that I have seen these charming matchboxes.... well, I may just have to do a mixture of the two! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Darling! What a great idea! Happy Thanksgiving my dear!


Brenda Kula said...

Oh Elyse, how adorable! It is signature Tinkered Treasures and delightfully cute!

Claudia said...

A perfect idea for your boxes! I love the look of them.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jeff and the boys!


Rose Brier Studio said...

Love the advent calendar!

Happy Thanksgiving Elyse to you and your whole family!

Kellie Collis said...

Everything is pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Kellie xx

The Shanty Girl said...

I really like you advent calender!! That is so creative.
I love traditional christmas colors!!

Happy ThanksGiving!


Into Vintage said...

Every year I tell myself I'm going to make an advent calendar and I just haven't gotten around to it -- your is so charming! I wonder what little treasures will end up in each box.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :-)

Beach Vintage.com said...

I love your little treasure boxes, so pretty. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my magazine article. xx

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely Advent calendar. Those desserts look so yummy, and thanks for the links.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Beedeebabee said...

Your calendar is so cute, Elyse!!!
...I can just imagine how the girls enjoyed those sweet clothespin doll kits!...Hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend! xo Paulette

cottage farm villa said...

Wow! that is a great little idea .... you sure put a lot of work into your creations !! You are such a talent Elyse!

giveto said...

quelle bonne idée!! merci

Rhonda said...

I saw an "Advent Calendar" using large matchboxes, and right away I thought of you! I'm happy you made one using little matchboxes, it just adorable! I love it! I enjoy reading your blog so much!

Anonymous said...

Elyse! everything is always so perfectly tinkered with here on your blog! I love what you do..and your delicious attention to detail is what makes you rock!
Happy creating!

ciao bella

and thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and see me and leaving your thoughts!

creative carmelina

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Hi Elyse!!! You won the giveaway on my blog!!! Email me your address and I will get your prize right out to you! :)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Darling advent calender!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

The Rose Room said...

love that calendar! Rachaelxo

Cassandra said...

oh how SWEET! I love them! What a neat and cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing! xox Cassandra

Cottage Flair said...

Hi Elyse,

I absolutely LOVE your version of the advent calender!! What a great idea.
I received my package (a long time ago) and meant to tell you that I was thrilled. You do great work!

Terri said...

Wow...I just read all of your comments...I'm so excited this idea might inspire other people. Thank you so much for making them for me...my kids are loving finding the notes in them and hunting for their treasures. You are the best. Terri