Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Is A'Coming

I did this decoration beside my front door today.  I bought the big J and Y at Michaels.  The real wreath was from Home Depot.  I painted the letters in a glossy red spray paint and hung them above and below the wreath.  It shows very nicely from the front of the house.
As always, my side kick Bella was standing at the front door not completely understanding how I was possibly doing something without her assistance.  LOL
Do you remember this piece from my Saturday Treasures?The piece that the creamer is sitting in?  It's an ash tray - see the little indentations on the sides for the cigarettes?  I guess back in those days, it was common to sit and smoke after a meal??????
On a sad note.....
Charles Faudree, who lived here in Tulsa, was one of the most famous Interior Designers here in the states and even overseas, passed away last week on Wednesday.  He had a shop here in Tulsa which I was privileged to visit several times and had even met him there.  A very cordial gentleman.  He was honored by House Beautiful as one of the top designers in the United States and was the best-selling author of six books on interior design.  His fabric and wallpaper lines were unbelievable and featured in magazines like Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Accents and Traditional Homes.  He definitely leaves an indelible legacy in this community and the world.
He had a quick wit of humor and was quite a prankster.  He had a laugh like no other.  He was generous and lived life to the fullest.  He had a love of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  You would always see them in his photos of his home.
He will be missed.
Till next time, Judy


  1. Oh,no! I can't believe Charles Faudree died! How sad! He is one of my all time favorite designers. He will definitely be missed.



  2. Judy...the JOY letters and wreath are so clever! I love it! Your pup is very sweet, too.

    So sad about Charles Faudree, I didn't know about this until now. I knew he was a poplar and much loved designer. I'm sure he will be missed by many.


  3. Oh, I hadn't heard that. So sad.

  4. He was such a huge influence on the design world. He will be missed for sure.

    I love your wreath and the JOY!

    hugs, Linda

  5. Judy, your door Joy brings a happy smile to my heart. What a great idea, and it's sure to brighten the hearts of anyone walking through it.


  6. Love the "JOY" on your door - looks great. I do see Bella there wondering why she isn't helping you.
    How are the twins doing? Hope they are growing and getting stronger everyday. Also praying that John gets better also.
    Have a great week Judy.

  7. Très joli post! Magnifiques photos
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages.
    Merci, bonne journée! Cath

  8. Pretty wreath, Judy! Very sad to hear about Charles Faudree. I love his decorating style. Thanks for the update and all the tidbits about him, which I found very interesting!

    Have a lovely week!


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  10. How sad that he has passed. However, he left an indelible mark on this world.
    Love your Joy on the side of the door ~ so festive and quite clever ~

  11. Beautiful decorations... JOY:) Sorry for loss of this talented man! HUGS and prayers coming your way!

  12. Hi Judy, my goodness I did not hear that Charles Faudree passed away. I enjoyed his designs and have one of his books.
    Love your JOY decoration.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog, following you back. I love the JOY, cute idea. I'll check our more of your blog later in the week. Have a good week!!!

  14. You're always so creative Judy, I love your Joy creation! So sorry about the loss of Mr. Faudree, how fortunate for you to have met him.

  15. So sorry to hear about Charles Faudree.

    Love the JOY!
    Mary Alice

  16. I love how you did the JOY on the front of your house. So clever and festive! Do you mind me asking how you attached the letters and the wreath to the house?

  17. Love the JOY you have created there at the house. I'm so sorry to hear of Charles Faudree's passing. He sounds like he was a wonderful man as well as an incredible decorator.


  18. I have heard his name, but don't know much about Charles Faudree's style. I will have to google him.

  19. Oh I hadn't heard about Charles Faudree! I have a few of his books.

    Love the JOY decoration!

  20. I loved his style, and you're right, you could always know it was him as soon as you saw the dogs. He lived a wonderful life and I'm sure will be missed by many.

    I really like what you did with the letters. Very clever!

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