Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oh My…Oh My….look what I bought!

I finally bought an Arnette Santa!!
He will hopefully grace the mantle of the fireplace this Christmas – that’s if he looks good all by himself up there – the wall behind is awfully tall.
Maybe a large wreath of greens or how about a twig wreath on the wall above.  Not sure but I just know that’s where I want him.

(Click pictures to make them larger)
Arnette Santa 1

Arnette Santa 4

Arnette Santa 2

His face is unbelievable – she does them in clay.
Arnette Santa 5

Got a few other items too.
2 Olde World Santa rag stuffed pillows.
 Olde World Santa Pillows

I bought the pillow with the feather tree first then saw the framed one.
Just had to have them both.

Picture and pillow

On Saturday we went to The Elegant Farmer to buy some Cherry pie filling.
I have made my own from scratch, bought different kinds in the stores and markets but this one from them is the best yet…been buying it for a few years now.  It’s sweet but yet there’s still a tartness to the cherries…just perfect.

It turned out quite nice…and delicious too.
 
Cherry Pie whole 1

Cherry Pie cut

That’s all I have for you today – I’m kind of running out of things to post about until I get my Fall things out.

Oh…except for this – we’re looking for upholstery fabric to have our large sofa recovered.
I never thought I’d be in such a dilemma over this task…I can not find anything I like because the one I want is discontinued.
So we went to IL on Friday to a huge upholstery fabric store.  Found two but not sold on them.
The sofa will be across from the new settle shown here.

This fabric here is really darker than it looks – it has the Black and Mustard in it but because it’s a cut fabric it shows light or dark depending on how it is laying.

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The Goldish Mustard one is the other choice but it’s a much thinner material.

fabric 

Blessings to you all and thank you to all my new followers!
Karen

39 comments:

  1. Karen,
    I almost bought an Arnette Santa last year! I love yours!!! I may have to splurge this year. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Lori

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  2. What a great Santa! Good luck on the fabric search. Jane

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  3. He is a beauty! It's going to look awesome on your mantel!
    Fabrics are very pretty! I am horrible when it comes to decision making...either one will look perfect!
    That pie looks delish! Cherry is my fav!

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  4. I love your Santa! He is beautiful. You deserve him!

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  5. Santa has found a wonderful home...
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  6. Wonderful Santa, Karen! Fabric choices can lead to insanity! Good luck!
    Robyn

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  7. So Wonderful! I've thought about one bought not ready to leap yet.LoL..Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  8. Hi Karen, do I ever love your Santa, he is awesome! I bought my first one last year, Stacey really does nice work. My mouth is watering for a piece of that pie. I know you will choose some awesome fabric. hugs, Lecia

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  9. Both fabric choices are pretty and go well with the settee but I guess YOU have to choose. Whatever you choose will be perfect.

    Oh..I am so glad you got an Arnett Santa! I almost got one last year! It will be wonderful on your mantle. I can see it now...Gorgeous!

    It is so good to have fun, isn't it?

    Susannah

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  10. Wow that Santa is awesome! Your pie looks good too.

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  11. Oh Karen He is absolutely gorgeous! Now I'm sure you can't wait to put him with your Christmas decorations!
    Hope you find the right fabric!

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  12. Karen, Cherry pie (with a bit of tartness) is the kind my Mom used to make.. Do you make your crust from "Scratch" ? I'd love your recipe.. It looks delicious.
    Your Santa is going to look great where ever you put him.
    Charlotte in Virginia

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  13. Karen, Cherry pie (with a bit of tartness) is the kind my Mom used to make.. Do you make your crust from "Scratch" ? I'd love your recipe.. It looks delicious.
    Your Santa is going to look great where ever you put him.
    Charlotte in Virginia

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  14. aww sweet santa..i love him so much,,,
    have a lovely day
    hugs x

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  15. Wow Karen, looks like you're already in the mood for Christmas! you'll be way ahead of everyone! (never heard of that kind of Santa before).
    Boy, what I wouldn't do for a piece of that cherry pie ~ my favorite!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  16. Hi Karen, lucky you, so wonderful that Santa is, amazing work she does, love him....Blessings Framcine,

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  17. Wow no wonder her Santa's are so sought after. That is gorgeous. I will say the cherry pie is what made my heart beat faster.lol I love pie. Cherry and Peach are my favorite. I like apple next. Sounds like you going to be very busy. I think the feather tree pillow and framery are wonderful. I like anything with a feather tree on it.

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  18. I like how you are thinking Christmas already! I was hoping I wasn't alone.The faces on those Santa's have such personality, don't they. It is always fun to have a little something new to spruce up your Christmas decorating.You are probably like me and have boxes of decor from years gone by that you just overlook now.
    I would love to stop by for some yummy cherry pie and coffee. It looks so good.
    I sure hope you can find the fabric choice that you need.I know I always have something in my head I would like but can never find anything close. Good luck. Blessings~Sara

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  19. That is one gorgeous Santa! I have never heard of Arnette Santa's before now. Good luck with finding the right fabric for your new couch.

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  20. I love your Santa!!
    I treated myself to one this year too.
    Saved some sewing money.
    Not quite as big as yours.
    Love him!
    Aren't they awesome.
    Truly wonderful.
    Woolie Hugs to you :)

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  21. Hi Karen...! O My Goodness I LOVE your Santa!! He is awesome..!! My mind is going to sitting on your newly upholstered sofa while eating a piece of that Cherry Pie and admiring your Santa on the mantle while a nice warm fire is burning... :) Hope your enjoying this beautiful Fall Weather...Hugs
    K

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  22. Karen,

    Love your Arnette Santa!!!
    Looking forward to Friday!... Oh fabric choices...ugh, it can drive a person crazy!!! I think whatever you pick it will look great together! OLM

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  23. I absolutely love your Santa..where did you purchase him at? Good luck with the fabric...I have trouble myself picking out fabric. Janice..ps. could you send me a piece of that yummy pie. ;0) Janice

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  24. I knew it! I post about Christmas and you go and buy an Arnett Santa:0)
    he is awsome, she makes great Santas..did you get it at a show?

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  25. Oh Karen, I feel your pain! It seems like every time I find something I like, like a material, I think about it and when I decide they tell me it's discontinued, so sad and frustrating at the same time :(

    Love the Santa, I have been thinking about getting one too...maybe this will be the year!

    Kendra

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  26. 'Love the Arnette Santa! So life-like and detailed. The 2 Olde World Santa pillows are also pretty, all of your finds are. Have you tried Hancock Fabrics (also Hancock Fabrics.com) for upholstery fabrics?

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  27. Hi Karen, I'm absolutely in love with your new Arnette Santa. The faces are unbelievable . . . aren't they? Very nice choice. It's that time again to recovered some of my living room pieces again . . . but it's always fun, just hard to decide which fabric you want. Hope you are feeling much better. Blessings, Sandy

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  28. What a beautiful Santa! So much character!

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  29. What a beautiful Santa! So much character!

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  30. love it Karen.......I too have a few of arnetts santas.....she does such wonderful work.....love the lighter one with the settle....and......that pie looks wonderful.....no more sweets for me....I gotta loose a few.....after seeing that picture of the two of us......you our so tiny...

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  31. Arnett makes wonderful items! I will take a piece of pie please!

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  32. I've been looking for sofa fabrics too and am SO confused. I keep browsing The Added Touch's fabrics and changing my mind daily. Good luck!

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  33. Autumn blessings 2 u!
    like the santa.
    he's awesome.
    i love santas!!!
    and that pie....yum.
    d

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  34. Hi Karen,

    Love your Santa so much! And the feather tree pillow and framed print might have made my heart skip a beat! LOVE THOSE!

    That pie looks delicious!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  35. I think I know the person you got the Santa from and she does awesome work and I think she bought a few things from me to use making her Santa's..Did she have a cute Moose? I like the swatch on the left for your couch...Is the place you went in Harvard? I used to buy batting remnants from that one and tore it up and used for stuffing..Love the Santa on the horse :)

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  36. I think I know the person you got the Santa from and she does awesome work and I think she bought a few things from me to use making her Santa's..Did she have a cute Moose? I like the swatch on the left for your couch...Is the place you went in Harvard? I used to buy batting remnants from that one and tore it up and used for stuffing..Love the Santa on the horse :)

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  37. 0MG karen; Did you go to Arnett's Store or how did you get him??? I am so frustrated when I see a wonderful treasure since I am seriously downsizing to get ready to sell my house and it wouldn't smart to buy anything at this point...but I would give up a lot of my things to have a Santa like that! Woo, hoo!
    As far as your new fabric choices, have you thought of a small check or plaid either larger in size or smaller than your existing psttern? Just a thought. Love ya! {{HUGS}} Joy

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  38. Santa is so cute. But is that an odd looking reindeer he is riding! :-)

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