Archive for December, 2009

And the Winner Is…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Thank you to everyone who sent in stories of their most memorable handmade gift, given or received. There were a few tear jerkers in there. TLC enlisted fellow artist and friend, Abbie Brandao, to make the final decision. Come Christmas morning, Jana Beznoskova was notified that her entry was selected! Congratulations Jana. What a wonderful […]

Win a Custom Photo Tree!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

The Lead Chandelier is a busy place in the winter months. And all that eggnog puts us in the holiday spirit. To prove it, we’d like to give you a little present. (Can you believe it?! Please do, we’re serious.) Win a Custom Photo Tree! Read the Original Post How do you win? Tell us […]

DIY: Edible Christmas Crafts

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Every December, my twin sister, mom and I gather around the kitchen counter to create delicious edible Christmas crafts, most notably, Apple Santas, lovingly featured on The Estate of Things last December. Now in my own home, I do what I can to revisit these traditions with more modern materials and new ideas in order […]

DIY: Custom Photo Tree

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This past year, my sister was married and I found myself happily at her side creating original decorations for every nuptial event. Remembering a simple grade school project, where a dot of ink grew into wonderful, delicate twisting branches, I developed the custom photo tree. This unique gift was the perfect way to capture my […]

Even Gmail Licks a Stamp Occassionally

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

In a previous post, we discussed how a note can, “change your outlook on the day in just a few words.” With the holidays just around the corner, think about tucking a note in a mitten, dropping a card in the mailbox or fastening a message to a gift. Even email giant, Gmail, sees the […]

DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Empanadas

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

This year, I hosted my very first Thanksgiving! Great company and recipes from friends and family new and old. I thrive on hectic – so this is my kind of holiday. Now, with the big day gone and a refrigerator full of leftovers, comes creativity. For me, this means Leftovers Empanadas. The idea struck me […]

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