“Life Is A Party…

…So Dress For It.”– Audrey Hepburn

Fashion details- Erdem coat & headdress with Giambattista Valli shoes (left) and Chanel dress with Jimmy Choo flats (right).

(Photo- Meinke Klein for British Elle Magazine, December 2020)

Red & White Stripes

A traditional secretary desk in my antiques booth gets a burst of Christmas cheer with red and white stripes.

D.I.Y.– Purchase scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. Before cutting, make sure the paper fits and the stripes line up. Apply painter’s tape to the corners of the paper and stick to the back of the desk.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

Merry Christmas!

Dear Nibs Readers,

This is to let you know I’ll be taking a nice long break from my blog to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Be sure to be back here on Monday, January 13, 2020 as I start some projects I’m really excited about.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Warmest regards, (Photos of our farmhouse decorated for Christmas- Martha Browne)


Christmas Craft #34- Flexible Wooden Artist’s Models

Here’s a fun holiday project to work on.

  1. Check art stores, eBay or Ikea for these flexible wooden artist’s models.
  2. Hats are made from red fabric. On the wrong side of the fabric, cut and create cone shapes to fit head models. Sew each one shut leaving the opening for the head. Turn right side out.
  3. Secure strips of white felt and pompoms with a glue gun.
  4. Candy canes are plastic ornaments.
  5. Display on a bookshelf, tabletop or fireplace mantel.

(Photo- Martha Browne)