Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sad and Lonely this Holiday Season

Unrequited love is always a great subject when it is written into a song. However, the effects are multiplied when it is written as a Christmas carol and found in the country western genre.

This carol dates back to 1948 and was recorded by the likes of Ernest Tubb and Doyle O’Dell. It spent some time on the charts a number of times over the years.

Even with its CW feel and solid country history, it became a rock and roll hit in 1957 when Elvis got ahold of it.

No matter who else records this gem, no one will bring it the popularity that Elvis gave it.


Now, let’s look at some real Blue Christmas gems and gifts; none of which will leave you sad and blue.

Shhh, Baby's Dreamin Blue Wall Hanging Plaque

Kevs Krafts 

Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Clip on Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Glistening Snowflake Earrings

Crafting Memories 1 

Bright Blue Flower Bracelet with Chunky Handmade Beads and Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 

Weathervane In Summer Blues Art Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Baby Sea Turtle Watercolor print

WatercolorsNmore 

Etched Lapis Blue Handmade Lampwork Beads Opaque Dark Cobalt SRA 246e

Covergirl Beads 

Blue Lampwork Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Necklace Beaded Necklace

Magdalene Jewels 

Blue Goldstone Peacock Iris Crystal Beadwoven Handmade Dangle Earrings

Kats All That 

Navy Blue Pearl Bracelet With Crystals Sterling Clasp Size 6.5 Wrist

The Singing Beader 

Royal Blue Cats Eye Faceted Glass Beaded Coil Wrap Bracelet

Dianes Dangles 


Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6


And even more!
War is Over
When Kittens Sing
You Better Watch Out!
Maybe He was Drunk
She was only 13


Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.
Enjoy!


Julie
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Countdown to Christmas Week 6

Countdown to Christmas 2018
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Let the sleigh ride begin...


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

She Was Only 13!

This rocking Christmas song celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008 with lifetime record sales topping 25 million copies and by becoming  number 4 in downloads of any Christmas song.

You might be surprised to find out that the original artist was only 13 when she recorded this Christmas classic. It was a great crossover song, so it enjoyed time on a number of charts.

The original recording featured Boots Randolph on saxophone and is an instrumental in the background of the 1964 TV hit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the scene where Rudolph meets Fireball at the Reindeer Games. Fireball is a jerk.

The song was released in 1958 and again in 1959, but never achieved any status until 1960 when it peaked at 14 on the Billboard Charts.

While this song has been re-recorded by a number of others, we’re going to enjoy the musical ability of its 13-year-old original artist.




For those who are interested, Brenda Lee, AKA Little Miss Dynamite, had a tremendous early career. 

Now that toes are tapping and dogs are dancing (we discovered that Harry ADORES music, but really loves it when he is being sung to by the guy around here), we will move onto toe tapping  great gift ideas.


Pink Flower Earrings For Her

Solanakai Designs 

Pink Filet Crochet Rose Doily

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Survivor Heart Shape Ribbon

Kevs Krafts 

Handmade Beads Etched Light Pastel Pink Lampwork Glass Silver 260efs

Covergirl Beads 

Satiny Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf

Crafting Memories 1 

I Believe in Unicorns Spun Polyester Square Pillow

Blue Morning Expressions 

Breast Cancer Hope Bracelet

Linorstore 

Vintage Thermoset Pink Lucite and Silver Tone Leaf Necklace - Moonglow – 1950's

Butterfly in the Attic 

Pink Agate with Rind Necklace

Shadow Dog Designs 

Circle 1.5 inch Norfolk Island Pine Exotic Wood Earrings

ExoticWoodJewelryAnd 

Light Pink Pearl Fuchsia Crystal Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Crocheted Baby Afghan, Crib Size Almond White

Magdalene Knits 

Rose Quartz Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Pink Crystal Awareness Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Rhodonite and Lepidolite Round Gemstone Beaded Necklace

Diane’s Dangles 

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

And even more!

War is Over
When Kittens Sing
You Better Watch Out!
Maybe He was Drunk

Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.
Enjoy!


Julie

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Countdown to Christmas 2018 Week 5

Countdown to Christmas 2018
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Let the sleigh ride begin...


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Maybe He was Drunk

He was Santa’s ninth reindeer and is the imagination of Robert Lewis May. He made his debut in a 1939 booklet that was published by Montgomery Wards. For you youngsters, that’s a catalog store like Sears used to be and was a staple at Christmas since it showcased all of the toys and other gift ideas to those who could only shop by mail.

This red nosed scamp has been featured in songs, TV specials, a feature film and a sequel film. He has become folklore, and in 2014, the USPS gave him his own commemorative stamp.

Originally, Rudolph was a work assignment between Montgomery Wards and Robert May. The department store had been giving away coloring books and thought that they could save money by commissioning their own book.
His original name was Rollo, but a regional decision made him Rudolph. The first year of the publication of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, 2.4 million copies were distributed.

Story goes, Mr. May was sitting in his downtown Chicago office trying to think of a way to write a story about a reindeer while he stared at the thick fog covering Lake Michigan. The inspiration flashed red. Red would surely shine through thick fog.

We almost didn’t have the red nose when the idea of a red nose was rejected because it was associated with drunks. Once the reindeer was drawn, everyone could see how adorable he was, and that made the red nose acceptable.

We all know the song, but did you know that this rendition of the song hit the #1 spot on the Billboard pop single chart in 1949? It sold 2.5 million recordings that year and went on to sell almost 25 million copies. It was the second best-selling recording of all time until it was unseated in the 1980s. I just saw an original album sleeve tacked to the wall of a local diner that had mediocre food, but cool cowboy d├ęcor.

Sing along! I know you want to!


Here are some great gift ideas worth singing about, too.

Necklaces for Women



Tree Of Life Bracelet

SolanaKai Designs 

Russian Amazonite Gemstone Round Beaded Necklace

Dianes Dangles 

Woodland Gemstone Necklace Earrings Set

Pretty Gonzo 

Bird Locket Necklace

Treasures of Jewels 

Black Cats Halloween Dog Bandana

Sew Amazin 

Blue Green Dangle Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Marriage Family Tree Wedding Gift "Two Families Become One" Wall Hanging Decor Handmade

Kevs Krafts 

Shadow Dancers, II Original 15 x 22 inch Watercolor painting by Roxanne Tobaison

WatercolorsNmore 

Sage Green Lampwork Beads Frosted Handmade Sea Glass Etched Round 019e

Covergirl Beads 

Central St., Winchendon Massachusetts pre 1907 Undivided Back Postcard Vintage

Postcards in the Attic 

Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Green Gemstone Bracelet

Linor Store 

Silver mist Jasper Pendant with Artistic Jasper, Quartz OOAK Necklace

Kats All That 

Serpentine Pendant Necklace

The Singing Beader 

Womens Convertibles Hand Knitted Hobo Gloves Mittens with Longer Cover

Crafting Memories 1 

Green Serpentine Gemstone Necklace

Shadow Dog Designs 

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

And even more!

War is Over
When Kittens Sing
You Better Watch Out!

Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.

Enjoy!

Julie


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Countdown to Christmas 2018 Week 4

Countdown to Christmas 2018
Here we are again! 
The annual sharing of the gift ideas!
Let the sleigh ride begin...


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

You Better Watch Out!

In 1934, Eddie Cantor debuted this Christmas classic on his radio hour. It was an instant hit, and immediately sold 30,000 records within 24 hours and an order for 500,000 copies of the sheet music.

This song bounced around on a number of charts when the Bluebird Record version was recorded by George Hall and his Orchestra hit the air waves.

This John Fredrick Coots and Haven Gillespie tune has been recorded by over 200 artists.

While I couldn’t find any reason for the composition,  I did find this wonderful 1932 rendition from Tommy Dorsey.



That should have you dancing! 

These great gift ideas for Christmas should have you dancing too!

Snowman Charm Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels 

Crystal Threader Earrings

Solanakai Designs 

Lampwork Beads Etched Medium Red Handmade Glass Beads Silver 432efs

Covergirl Beads 

Red and Green Table Runner

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Reindeer Christmas Bell Ornament

Kevs Krafts 

Christmas Wreath Earrings with Green Swarovski Bicones

Crafting Memories 1 

Christmas Snowman, Santa and Snowflake Charm Bracelet with Red Ornaments

Blue Morning Expressions 

Christmas Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Santa Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Swarovski Red Pearl and Crystal Snowflake Christmas Dangle Earrings

Kats All That 

Hanging Kitchen Towels Christmas Dogs, 2 piece set

SewAmazin 

Santa Face Head Christmas Holiday Earrings Lampwork Glass Gift Boxed

The Singing Beader 

Celtic Heart Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Earrings Cloisonne Red Floral Chinese Red Gemstones

Magdalene Jewels

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.
Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

And even more!

War is Over

When Kittens Sing


Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.


Enjoy!
Julie


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