Tuesday, December 17, 2013

tinkered rapping

'Twas days before Christmas and with so much to do
Still I couldn't help tinker and share it with you.
Let's start with some gingham and rip it to strips
To add festive touches --
Keep reading for tips!

Gather some greens from a tree or the ground
Prop in a vase and with gingham surround

Let flatware shine in a jarring display

Refuel with hot coffee and continue away ...

Hang holiday cards from the rungs of a ladder
Or even a hook, it doesn't quite matter

Tie even the short strips wherever you can -- a chandelier arm or the chain of a fan

Festoon all around you with leftover tags
Place bottle brush trees amidst bright knotted rags

Unexpected details are sure to delight

Add broken ornaments and give them new life

So, back to the list to get some more done
But tinkering is playing and playing is fun!
And playing reminds us to laugh and to pause
To enjoy all that's little
Perhaps that's my cause ...

enjoy the season!



Sandi said...

So fun! :)

Amy Walton said...

I love this post Elyse! I miss your blog posts :) You always make me smile. And I absolutely love the red gingham!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hmmm...do I see book 3 in the works?!! So cute!

Sigi G said...

Just loved your rhyming story blog!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Rip it to strips, man!

Thanks for the delightful post!

Melinda said...

So very cute!!

Happy Holidays!

M :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Such a fun post, love your rap! You sure made the gingham scraps go a long way. I love the ladder with cards displayed...very clever! Hope you're feeling 100% now...sending you Hugs for the Holidays!

Theresa said...

Oh now that was a cute one:) You are gonna get something extra in your stocking for that! Hugs coming your way. I always enjoy learning new tips from you!

Jen Kershner said...

I'm in a tinkering mood too! Also, love your polka dot glasses!

Kit said...

You have such a way with decorating. So much fun! And those polka dotted mugs. Wow! :) Kit

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

ha-ha! So cute! I used to make up rhymes and poems all the time but haven't done it in a while. Love the gingham touches everywhere. I tried taping my xmas cards to the wall but that doesn't work on cold concrete. I think I need something to hang them on. :) Best wishes and happy holidays, Tammy

Amy C said...

what lovely ginghamy festiveness!
Wishing you a very creative 2014!