Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

The "New Years Eve Ball" in NY is one of the many traditions that I have watched on TV as long as I can remember!!! The countdown to the ball dropping is so exciting...looking forward to a new year full of hopes, challenges, changes and dreams!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famous New Years Eve Ball...which will be the new LED Ball. It is more than twice as bright as the old one, with enhanced color capabilities and state-of-the-art LED lighting effects. Waterford Crystal has crafted a beautiful new design for the crystal triangles on the Ball. Philips Lighting provided new solid state lighting technology that substantially increased the brightness, energy efficiency, and color capabilities of the Ball. And Focus Lighting developed a spectacular and unique lighting design for the new Ball on its 100th birthday.
To watch a preview of the New Year Eve Ball at Macy's click here!
Happy New Year...hope 2008 is a fabulous year for you!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Stacy!!!

Tomorrow is my friend Stacy's today we celebrated here at work!
We decorated her office with pink streamers, a happy birthday sign and birthday girl tiara!
Stacy LOVES baked her a Cupcake Cake! Complete with hot pink frosting, hot pink sugar sprinkles, and iridescent edible glitter. It was so much fun to bake and decorate!!!
Happy Birthday Stacy!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


It's all about the kids...from that first moment of opening up a precious toy! That ultimate look of excitement is absolutely priceless!

The photo above is my friends little girl opening the Princess Belle Talking Tea Set we got her!

This picture is my niece playing with her Fisher-Price Little Superstar Sing-Along Stage. She loved it and let me tell you it provided entertainment for us all!

My goddaughter was given this hat...she looks so adorable I can't stand it!!
(don't mind me in the robe...hey, it was Christmas morning!)

Christmas is the wonderful time of year that you get to indulge on goodies, gifts for the kids, and most of all spending time with family!

Hope everyone had a fun & fabulous Christmas!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Monday, December 17, 2007

Black and White Trend...

I don't know about you...but I LOVE black & white together!!

This set reminds me of something that I have seen out shopping...I almost bought the dishes at a department store, however I remembered that I could make this all on my own!!! This project is super easy! It's just ONE color! How awesome is that!!!
I am using this same pattern and idea to create a wine cooler.
Which is much more unique to wrap up a bottle of wine than using a boring bag!!

Once I am finished I will post a picture! you only have 8 days until Christmas!!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Tree Lane

Last night was the 85th annual Christmas Tree Lane walk!
It was FREEZING last night!!!! mom (aka-My BFF) headed out to enjoy the holiday season! Just to give you a little Christmas Tree Lane history....It's a 2 mile stretch on VanNess (Old Fig Garden area), starting from Shields ending at Shaw...but if you walk up and back that is about 4 miles! (well deserving of Hot Chocolate from Starbucks!)
The only time that Christmas Tree Lane went dark was 1941 during wartime and in 1973 during the energy crisis...since then Christmas Tree Lane has improved energy efficiency with better wiring, cutting power requirements by almost 50% over the past 8 years! Fabulous!

This picture just doesn't do this fairytale house justice!!! I just love clear white just illuminates the yard and house!!!

With every great show there is a finale!
This house had a castle set up...complete with a Disneyland Train, Timesquare Clock, "Light Up" Fireworks in the Trees, and SNOW (ok, a snowmaker!) coming down from the trees! But the ending message was Peace on Earth.
I just love Christmas Tree Lane...its a tradition every year that get so
excited and I get to feel like a kid again!
Only 13 days till Christmas!!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Thursday, December 06, 2007

19 days...and COUNTING!

With only 19 day's until Christmas I am started to really get into the spirit!!!
The image above is our homepage image...aren't you in love with it??? I am!!!
Ceramics and Crafts...all wrapped up with glittery ornaments!
This weekend is going to be fun fun fun!
Tomorrow is my husband's birthday!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Sunday, December 02, 2007

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

On Saturday my friend, her little girl and my mom went to Bentley's for the Tree Lighting Ceremony! WHAT A BLAST! They had Christmas Carolers, Hot Cider, Hot Chocolate, Snacks, Santa & Mrs Claus and a beautiful Christmas Tree! Right before the countdown began it started to "snow"...all of the children that were around started squealing "It's SNOWING!!!". Once the Christmas Tree had been lit everyone was in line to get their picture talked with Santa & Mrs Claus! Yes...we had our picture taken too! Then we made our way inside to warm up and check out everything going on...they had bow making events, wreath making station...and my favorite a Christmas Tree Candy cane! (which was done by a Duncan Designer Team Member!) We had a great time walking around chatting, snacking and getting into the spirit of the holiday season! I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends that make the holiday's special!

Only 23 days till Christmas!!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva