Wednesday, December 5, 2012

C/Alphabe-Thursday

 Crafty creche

C is for CRAFTY

Recently a few family members and I took a detour from another outing to visit a craft gallery. They were looking for unique gifts and inspiration; I was hunting for photo ops. While the rest of the family walked through the front door, I entered through the side alley and discovered this humble, life-sized creche.

 Crafty door and windows

Back at the front, you can see through the windows a taste of  what was inside.  I did go in, enjoyed looking around, but did not purchase anything. Having in the past sold crafts myself, I'm sure I was a big disappointment to the shopkeepers.

Crafty Christmas tree

Also out front, I noticed a festive tree that came already decorated with beads, baubles and star for the holidays. Anyone have any great ideas for how to keep this dust free from year to year?  Another problem would be to find a closet to store it.  Hmmmm.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

37 comments:

Zosia said...

I like the creche. The donkey is cute.

Andy said...

You are as bad as me. I'm more interested in photographing than buying This place is in Rochester, right?

Gill - That British Woman said...

I think the tree could be left outside year round, as it doesn't look that Christmassy to me?

Gill

Kerri said...

Perfect for C!!

see you there! said...

Wish I could have visited, there aren't that many craft shows around here any longer. Cute tree!

Darla

Janet said...

What a great creche! And so very crafty!

Sandra said...

I love the first photo, so pretty. and funny you said about the shopkeepers. i feel that way when i go and wander and do nothing but look. i do like to look but never buy, I don't want anything else in my house to dust but i like to look. they might think we are getting ideas

Judy @ daily yarns said...

You always come up with some neat photos for your Alphabe posts.

Ayu Maselli said...

so cute creche.. seem very nice hanging around at that shop ;)

TexWisGirl said...

i'm not a good decor buyer. i'd be a disappoint to many shop owners!

Lowell said...

Some people are crafty, some are sly, Some are daft, perhaps I?

You don't have to answer that!

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, thanks for the glimpse inside the craft gallery! I've started noticing photo ops in shops more now, and also feel guilty if I don't purchase anything:)

RedPat said...

I'd be tempted to take the star off and leave the tree out all year!

Marie said...

I don't have enough storage space...have to keep my incidentals down to a minimum! :-) I need to start selling off some things. But I do love to look! :-)

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots!

Crafty Gardener said...

Looks like a great place to visit. That sort of decoration was very popular on Garden Junk awhile ago, I think they called them fireworks. You can put it in your garden in the summer and bring it in for the winter.

cieldequimper said...

I love that crèche, it's really nice. But the tree probably doesn't smell much like a Christmas tree, does it? :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Looks like a great place to kill a few hours!

Gail said...

Cool tree. Cool C's.

Emma Major said...

I lovethe bread tree, might have a go at making one of those

Jamie said...

Great photos! I love going to craft shops this time of year, even if I can't buy anything.

Along These Lines ..... said...

Nice tree. And you don't have to water it.

Carol L McKenna said...

Fantastic photos and what a beautiful creche ~ A Creative Harbor ~ artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Small City Scenes said...

Good pics. I like the idea of pictures rather than buying things we don't need. Although I did have a little tree like that once. In fact my Mother gave it to me after having which child (idon't know). It was hard to store and it is long gone now. MB

edenhills said...

Beautiful crafts. That creche is wonderful! I will going to a craft sale Friday to sell my soap.

Snowcatcher said...

I wonder if these days a lot of people are just looking and not shopping. But fun to look! I really like the life-size creche!

Michelle said...

I do like the creche. Very sweet.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots!

Jeanne said...

Love those green doors!
Jeanne

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love going to craft shows but I've never bought anything. I've taken hundreds of pics.

Debra said...

Love that creche! Glad you went! : )

Jim said...

I learned a new word today, "C" for chreche. The first definition is 'a room for children' and then the second is 'a navity scene.'

Thank you, Jim's Alphabe-Thursday[2] posts
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Naperville Now said...

I'd keep the beaded tree up year round in the garden (so no dust there!).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This would be how I'd do crafts -- by taking pictures of other people's work! (Having tiny houses like we do helps to discourage purchases!) I do love the rustic creche.

Ann said...

crafty Christmas, what a great idea. My sis in Singapore tells me to pick pine cones.

Splendid Little Stars said...

These are fun photos!
I think some people shake their heads at me wondering about all this interest I have in taking photos of the most unexpected things.
That tree might have to be sprayed with water and left to dry in the sun. But that wouldn't be good if it had parts that could melt.

Jenny said...

That Crafty Christmas tree is so Cool...

Super Cute post for the letter C...

Thanks for linking.

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