Totally in the mood to create prettiness!
I've been wanting to find Christmas-y stuff that's not really Christmassy. (Is that a word?) To be able to turn it into really anything.
This is what I found...
These sparkly metal "trees" are at Target, or they were. I can't find any more. (pout) I would love to be able to find another set. The pinecones are from my neighbor's tree that's been dropping on our driveway. The wine glasses are from the local thrift store (so many finds!) and in them are battery operated candles (from the dollar store).
This is a cupcake holder from World Market/Cost Plus. My mom was looking for cupcake holders for my dad's 60th birthday bash back in June. She bought 3 and I bought 1 because I think it's so darn cute! I added granny smith apples, more pinecones from my neighbor's tree and pomegranates. The table runner is from Target. The white tablecloth is from my grandma, she found it at a garage sale. The words on my dining room wall are from Uppercase Living (vinyl lettering), Michael's (wood letters) and Joann's (metal words). The lazy susan is from IKEA.
This is an advent calendar thing I made in February or March, I think. I made 4. My mom bought them from me to give to my siblings. This is called 3D peek a box and it comes with the numbers. I bought the paper online. I filled mine yesterday with candy and the kids get to open one each day! So cute!
My husband pulled out the boxes full of Christmas stuff. I realized we don't have much-4 boxes. One for the tree including our stockings, one with all my nativity scenes (4, I think), one with random stuff that I place in our bathrooms. The last box has my Willow Tree nativity pieces. I have Mary and Joseph and the shepherd sets; both given to me as gifts. (Nothing better than receiving Willow Tree figurines as gifts!) I'm also going through the boxes to find what things I want to keep and things I think are totally hokey (and cheap ie Oriental Trading-ish) and shopping for something to take their places. The above centerpieces are examples of what I've found so far. (Big, content smiles.)