milby1960.typepad.com > "Holiday Expressions", Charlotte and Gladys (2007)

Charlotte Vann Casselberry Dew and Gladys Payne Bohac create beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts and sell them through their business, "Holiday Expressions". Click on the title or thumbnail to open the album. Once in, click on each thumbnail to see an enlarged view of some of their creations and to read other information about their business.

Bottles With Decorations and Lights

Bottles With Decorations and Lights


Bottles With Decorations

Bottles With Decorations

"Gladys and I first started working on crafts as more of a "therapy" project for me after losing Kyle and Mother. It was a way to keep me from just sitting at home and crying. We are so funny working together. We knew how much we enjoyed being together, but our creative minds run on the same channel. I will be working on a project and reach for something and she is handing it to me before I even ask, and vise versa.

Once she was so excited, said she couldn't wait to show me what she had found to use on a block. At the same time, I pulled a roll of ribbon out of my package which was a perfect compliment to the materials she had purchased. We laughed so hard. And this happens all the time."


"Texas Born and Bred"

"Texas Born and Bred"

Charlotte wrote, "We participated in several craft sales last year, but this year Gladys opened her home and we invited all of our family and friends from work, church and community. What fun we had visiting with everyone and helping them select decorations for their homes and gifts for their family and friends. It was a raging success and everyone is looking forward to next year. Of course, we show everyone what we have and do custom orders. This year my goal is to get a website set up. And we will do another private sale at Gladys' home around the first weekend of November.""


Glass Blocks with Lights

Glass Blocks with Lights

Charlotte wrote, "Here are some of our glass blocks. Most were for Christmas, but the next one (with the Teddy Bear) is my favorite - for a baby's room. Last year the glass blocks were such a hit that we improvised and took empty wine bottles (and no, we did not drink all the wine), added lights, grapes and ribbon or rafia and even added custom wine labels with the person's name, anniversary date or other information pertinent to that person. These were our most popular item this year.

We also took beautiful frames and customized them with crosses, angels and inspirational sayings and old hymns. We received a lot of custom orders for these, remembering their favorite hymns from years gone by. We are looking forward to sharing these wonderful gifts with our families this Christmas."


"Teddy Bear Nursery Night Light"

"Teddy Bear Nursery Night Light"


Display Table,  Centerpiece

Display Table, Centerpiece


"Holly Holiday"

"Holly Holiday"


"Fall's Glory"

"Fall's Glory"


"My Blue Heaven"

"My Blue Heaven"


"Winter Wonderland"

"Winter Wonderland"


"Mardi Gras Royalty"

"Mardi Gras Royalty"


"Puttin' on the Glitz"

"Puttin' on the Glitz"


"Pretty in Pink"

"Pretty in Pink"


"Magnolias in Mauve" Swag

"Magnolias in Mauve" Swag


"Green With Envy"

"Green With Envy"


"Splendor in the Woods" Wreath Detail

"Splendor in the Woods" Wreath Detail


 "Frosty the Snowman" Wreath Detail

"Frosty the Snowman" Wreath Detail


"Red Velvet Poinsetta" table runner

"Red Velvet Poinsetta" table runner


"Splendor in the Woods"

"Splendor in the Woods"


"Don't Mess With Texas"

"Don't Mess With Texas"


"Don't Mess With Texas" Wreath Detail

"Don't Mess With Texas" Wreath Detail


Framed Crosses

Framed Crosses

Charlotte said, "These we made for my sister - very sleek and modern."


Framed Large Cross

Framed Large Cross

"Here are 3 pieces that we really enjoyed working on. This one was made for my son. The cross is sitting on tan suede."


Framed Scripture

Framed Scripture

Charlotte wrote, "This framed scripture with the gold angel has Jeremiah 29:11. This is my scripture I claim almost daily."

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


"Razzle Dazzle Red"

"Razzle Dazzle Red"

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