Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dickens Christmas Show - Part 2

So, today I'm going to show you a few more things from the Dickens Christmas Show in Myrtle Beach. I took this photo because it reminded me of Stephanie at Angelic Accents. The little snowlady wasn't for sale, but the ladies in the booth said there is a lady at the Christmas show in Pigeon Forge, TN that do-das up snowmen for all different professions. This one appeared to be a hairdresser because she had a mirror and make-up brushes, and was totally bad to the bone...a member of the Pink Hat Society, I believe! I know some of you crafty ladies could make one similar.

Now on to the gingerbread house display...

I'm so in awe of people who can do this...what patience! T.K. & I tried to do one of those kits one year, and it didn't turn out too well.
And this looks like one of the waterfront beach McMansions down there.

Ok, this is not good....I'm getting hungry...I wonder why!?

This one looks kind of like a hurricane might have blown through the backyard!

This is a little cutie!

and this...

I'm not sure about their fund-raising efforts, but for the floral arrangements, wreaths (which I didn't take photos of), and the trees, you could bid to support animal adoption, autism or various other community organizations. Here's a sample of some of the floral arrangements. Not all of them met my "champagne taste requirements", but these passed!

I loved this vase.

This one won best of show (but I thought some of the others were nicer!).

And how do you fit all that into this skinny candlestick? Go figure!

Now, this one was my favorite arrangement. I couldn't bid on it or the trees (to be seen later) because you had to be there at the end of the show to claim the item...and I had to hit the road.

I'm hoping I can re-create it. I don't think it would take a brain surgeon, and it would look yummo in my house-o!
A nice centerpiece

This was pretty, but a tad blurry for some reason (operator error, perhaps?)!

Thought this was awesome...and I could even copy it! Very Pottery Barn, huh?

That woodsy theme seems big this year. I love the peacock feathers.

And finally, a topiary.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


Connie said...

Thank YOU so much for visiting with me, chickee!! I'm excited to meet ya.... Have I got a gingerbread house for you to see!!! Whoooooa, look at tomorrow's post and it'll be there. Your post today is absolutely captivating....Well, my sweet cherub, back to redecorating the office/painting room today.....Squeeeeeealllll

Deb said...

Hi! I'm so happy you came by! I did enjoy the show. I loved the candle stick idea! The gingerbread houses made me hungry too! LOL!!!! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! Deb

bj said...

uMMM, what a WONDERFUL post today. I enjoyed every single minute of it. Thanks so much.
You will really enjoy the Christmas Open House put on by Boo Mama (her button on my sidebar, just click it and you will go there) It was fabulous last year...a lot of people posted their Christmas house on the specified day (2/15 this yr) and it was soooooo hard not to post something BEFORE then. I just did little bits and pieces of my decorating but, of course, wanted to say most of it for THE day.
I know you'll love it...
love, bj
oh, and i am dying to see your Mark Robert fairies...I only have one other..PINK and so cute..HEY, i'LL post him for Pink Saturday...

bj said...

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Shelia said...

You're getting me into the Christmas spirit and I haven't even had my turkey yet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bo said...

Hi sweet Tar...Haha...that little gingerbread "shack" that looked like a hurricane hit it reminded me of my one & only attempt at making those from a kit too. I always like to see the the gingerbread mansion the White House chef makes on TV..Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ♥ Bo ♥

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Look at the arrangements! They are spectacular. Thanks for coming by and your kindness. I always enjoy your visits. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

tam said...

WoW that was great-Thanks! Those gingerbread houses were really something! There was so much to be inspired by!

Erin said...

What great gingerbread houses! I love Christmas and everything that goes with it. I just found your place and I love it!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW thanks for taking us along! Those gingerbread houses were amazing. And now I'm craving dessert!

Andi said...

Hi! I'm Andi and I stopped by from BJ's post. I was her Christmas swap partner. I loved reading some of your blog. I have a blog as well but it's set on private. I will send you and invitation to drop by if I locate your email. You're msot welcome anytime.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynne said...

Wow.. these were incredible. Did you get to take any of them home or just tons of ideas to put together? You sure made me laugh with your comment.. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.. I hope you'll come again.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Wow! Those gingerbread houses were AMAZING...I wouldn't even know where to start. I'll stick with my crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment, and compliment. Girlfriend, I wish I was 23...HAH! Add 3 or 4 or 9 years to that! I guess my photography skills are improving. That self portrait only took 87 tries to get a half way decent shot. I was seriously ready to hurt myself. Come back and visit me anytime! Nice to meet you.

p.s. Your comment about being "straight" really cracked me up!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

The Dickens Christmas show looks like so much fun! I've alwasy wanted to make an elaborate gingerbread house but haven't. The grands & I make little gingerbread houses out of graham crackers but that's not the same. My daughter suggested that I make one for Valentine's or Halloween when it's not so hectic.

Thanks for putting me on the post @ Eddie Ross. I kept getting visitors from theer & finally checked it out & saw your comment. Thank you Tar...that was so sweet of you! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy To Be said...

May you and your family have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Lynette said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tar - be safe if you are traveling!!

Rhondi said...

That show looks great! I just wanted to stop by and say Happy Thanksgiving.
Maybe in the new year we can try to get together, since we live close to one another.
Hugs, Rhondi

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Whaaaaaaaaaat cuteness!!

M ^..^

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now, Tar, you should have gotten that PINK snowlady for me ~ she had my name on it ~ Glitz & Glam! She is just darling!

You know, I LOVE the candlestick decor ~ the one with the gold, & your fav, too. That aqua blue is my new fav color. I'll tell ya what, you show me yours & I'll show you mine if we make those! Okay?

I've got a girlfriend whose husband makes first-place gingerbread houses each yr. He's got one that he's been working on since August!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Jen r. said...

all of those gingerbread houses make me hungry!

Nancy said...

Hi Tardevil, I enjoyed this tour! I would though!!! I love them...I can go to these shows weekly...if I can find them to go to. Thanks for Sharing. Nancy

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