Thursday, December 18, 2008

This and That...


GOOSE GIRL
I'm most certainly a goose girl. Not to be confused with the kind of goose girl in Shannon Hale's fantabulous book (The Goose Girl). I found this pretty thing (she weighs a ton) at an eclectic shop for 10 bucks (!). She used to be gawdy with her bright blue feathers, but a new outfit of cream paint and she's the lady of the house now. I think she likes her Christmas berry garland, too!


BEDSPREAD STOCKINGS
Once upon a time there was a beautiful cream bedspread with burgundy needlework that lived on my parents' bed when I was a child. Several years ago, no one wanted it because it was in need of repair. Ever the sentimentalist in the family, I took it...and had it made into Christmas stockings!


GRAND PRIZE
McMaster and Storm (http://mcmasterandstorm.com) ribbon which was nestled in with my ordered treasures a few months back. I love it on our tree and if I ever win the lottery, no fancy-schmancy cars or boats for me. Just a monthly trip to this "petite department store".


WELCOME
The Christmas view from the front door.


BEAUTY AND FUNCTION
How do I love Home Goods? Let me count the ways...1) this beautiful vintage-looking St. Nicholas box. And the surprise? It's an ornament holder! The inside (two compartmentalized layers!) looks handmade with beautiful vintagy paper. Be still my beating heart.


BASKET GIRL
I made this card for my husband's secretary. Inside I wrote "A basket for Cindy with warm Christmas greetings." And the next photo shows the finished basket...a huge loaf of French bread, a Panera gift card, a jar of homemade caramel apple butter (by a friend who has her own jam company), an evergreen "door charm" (on clearance at the grocery), and holding it all is a thrift store metal tray!



Thanks for stopping by and catching up on some this-and-that.

1 comment:

Sandy Toes said...

Everything is so pretty! I love your stockings hanging from the fireplace..so warm and cozy!
-sandy toes

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