Friday, December 14, 2007

christmas decorations

I'd like to share a special Christmas decoration that I have. I look forward to bringing them out each and every year. It's the three little buildings in this picture.


Notice what the top looks like? Rough and uneven. That's because each building is actually a partial brick that has been painted to look like a building from Santa's village.


My mom used to live in a [very] small rural farming town in Oklahoma. I used to love going and visit her and her small, quaint town. I just love the look and feel of a small rural town. Big trees, old homes, walking everywhere, and the old brick buildings.

My little Christmas buildings were made from bricks taken from an abandoned building from my mom's hometown. My mom bought them from a lady who collected the bricks that had fallen away from the building and then painted and decorated them. I love them. Thanks mom. I think of you, Lee, and Carmen every time I look at them.

Kelli hosts Show & Tell Friday and anyone is welcome to join in.

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link of the day:
http://brickartist.com/

20 comments:

Christina said...

Oh, my goodness!!! I WANT THESE!!! How cool! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

P.S. Amen to Barry!!! LOL

SharonB said...

I love those brick buildings! What a wonderful idea!

Diana I too love small rural communities. I grew up in one in IN and just love to go home to visit. Even after all these years the town still looks the same...it's wonderful.

Kathy b said...

Your buildings are so sweet and made by your mom from special bricks........Wow. I cn see why you cherish them

Mammy said...

They are beautiful! I want to do it! I know where to find old bricks! Thank you so much. This is one of the things I love to see on Show and Tell. A very clever craft.
Nancy

Barb said...

Wow - what a delightful surprise to see the "Carmen bricks." Thanks for sharing them with everyone. Good pictures of them too!

Ron said...

Those are real neat, Diana. Indeed, thanks for sharing!

Barbara H. said...

These are beautifully painted!!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Lynne said...

I love this idea. I'm always finding old bricks in my yard whenever I do some digging. Now I know what to do with them.

jennifer said...

I love them! I am always impressed with how creative people are!!!!!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

How cool is this?! I love it!

Jamey said...

I love these bricks, they have great history too. I wish I was that creative and could paint like that. Wow!!

Melinda Zook said...

Wow, that is so cool. What a unique idea.

I love small towns too. If I had my way, that is where I'd be.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

That's really neat, how they were from an abandoned building and made into keepsakes!

Rising Rainbow said...

Very cool, I wouldn't have known they were bricks if you hadn't told me.

Sondra said...

What a unique idea. That has got to be one of the coolest things I have seen. What a treasure.

Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE these....beautiful..and how clever and resourceful to paint bricks...is she still doing them?
Love the thinking outside of the box .....just beautiful..thanks for sharing.
Deby

MammyT said...

It's me again. I wanted to tell you that I've put a link to you on my site.
http://www.morthanenough.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Those are fantastic!!! What a fabulous way to rememeber an old building... very cool!

Jessica said...

I can't wait to try these!!! Thanks for sharing.