Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas!! Christmas!! Christmas!! 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...besides the first day of school!!! HeeHee!
This is my most favorite time of the year. My house it FULLY decorated as of November 1st! Everything is so magical feeling. I love all the smells, the feeling of love in the air, and all the food!
 I wanted to blog about how GRATEFUL I am for this past year! My fan base has shot up and I feel like I'm getting better, or should I say getting deeper in my creativeness! This blog and my page are SO much Positiveness for me that it makes my heart ache with glee! THANK YOU everyone for your ongoing support, it truly means the world to me!

I want to share some of my holiday decor with you...
 My beloved dresser. It's been in my family for 92 years! I adore decorating it seasonally!





Some Mercury Ball Ornaments and beads placed on a sofa table.......I LOVE this look, it's so Glamorous!












This is a my Vintage Bear in a match box, from Bethany Lowe, check out her line....Amazing!
He is one of my most treasured Christmas pieces.

















We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Penguins! These were my first pair I ever bought.....So Sweet! I have tons more around the entire house!
















My Shabby, Sparkling, Fabulous Sleigh on my mantle!













My Vintage Window that I seasonally decorate. This one is hung in my living room!









Here is a view of my living room! Please excuse the ton of wine glasses and the chips on the table.....this was the night of my Annual Blind Wine Tasting Party!










 Here is a huge ledge over top of my bedroom doors. This is a fantastic space to decorate seasonally as well!
I'm not much of a "red" girl but I do enjoy some at Christmas time and here is my entire red collection on top of the ledge! My favorite piece? The farm gate with the Vintage Santa Scroll. 

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek of my home decor!
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and the most Exciting New Year!
See you next year!


Much Love,

Jenny
Ava Blake Creations
xoxoxo


















Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Annual Blind Wine Tasting Party 2012

Hello Hello,

I'm behind on my blogging.....funny how Christmas just sneaks up on you, and at a jet plane pace!!

I wanted to blog about my Wine Party!
We have a Blind Wine Tasting Party every year, this was our 4th year. You have to bring a Red Wine, any region, and in a brown bag.~FUN~

Here is my kitchen island set up for the tasting...






We had 24 people with 12 tastings to do! I have to limit the guests at this party otherwise we would have 20+ tastings to do!! Our score cards go from appearance to after taste. 


This year we had a new crowd of tasters and therefore new wines, we tried a Chocolate Wine, tastes like pure chocolate...for real!!!
 Our Winner this year was a California Pinot Noir! This is totally new for us, this crowd is mostly Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon Drinkers!



Some people don't drink Red Wine.......GASP, can you imagine???? TeeHee
For these lovely friends, I also have the table set up for an International Beer Tasting. This year we had these people submit 2 beers each. They have score cards to mark each beer. There were about 6 people beer tasting.

The tasting in full swing!

The Winner was a Pumpkin Beer!


I hope you enjoyed this fun post!
CHEERS,

Jenny
xoxo

Monday, 3 December 2012

Retro Console Unit

Good Day!

 I do ADORE a good console cabinet....seriously!! You just don't see them much anymore! Perfect for little crafts storage, kids coloring stuff, books, or Wine & Spirits, the sky is really is the limit! I LOVE mine in my entrance, in my hallway, or any little wall with a mirror above it.....SO many ideas with them!

This little darling I received from the sweetest little lady whom was throwing it in the garbage! GASP, Ava Blake Creations to the rescue!



I actually did a post on this console already...see 'Vintage Upright Console Cabinet' to read more of the story! 
It did take a  little trip, then came back to me. I felt that it scooped up some bad Karma along the way...... so I gave it new energy and repainted it!
FYI, this was my very first painting job with van Gogh Fossil Paint.
Here was the original paint job!




I repainted it.....well, just the outside of it, but decided it needed more......




Seriously?? Who doesn't LOVE a good retro vibe!? WAH-LAH! I found it's match!
I painted this console van Gogh Fossil Paint Mascara Black, and did the front with Chalk White. I projected the Retro Folks onto the front then hand painted them in! These fantastic images are from Graphics Fairy!

 Check out the Dolly and the Big Daddy! Like Don't Have A Cow but isn't it just so Hip now?!
HAHAHA SO FUN!



Here it was the night of my Open House....Rad right?!



This one was Made In The Shade!

Jenny
xoxo