It started with an 'after Christmas' sale at Pier I. And since I had a gift card to boot (thanks, Di.), I grabbed the gold metal tree with birds (of course, you know what I liked best). White rose wreath from Christmas Tree Shoppe, $9.99
At this original price, there wasn't a snowball's chance in you-know-where that it was coming home with me. However, at this price ($9.68), here we are!
I bought these cute frosted heart ornaments. I needed ten, at $2 each, they cost more than the tree.
I added the red rose to cover the star, I thought the star made the tree much more Christmas-y.
A bucket of "snowballs", great for an indoor snowball fight. Mod Podge and Epsom salts over Styrofoam balls. These are from my 'January Blues' tablescape post. Sorry for the poor picture quality. I was having a hard time with the camera, lighting and uploading today.
A new blogging friend, Sally at Drinking From My Saucer, sent me five lovely note cards she made using her fabulous photos. These are original photos attached to blank note cards. Thanks so much, Sally, I love all of them. Others to follow in future posts.
This is my favorite, as this is my word for 2013.
I also purchased these pine scented wax melts, originally $6.95, marked down to $1.68.
This was also an opportunity to show you my "illusion" of "foyer". As soon as you step through my front door, you are standing in my dining area. I used this narrow wall (side of my coat closet) as a way of pulling attention away from the table the moment you walk in, and from my living room to the immediate left. It also gives me a bit more space for holiday decor.
I'll be sharing the love at the following parties.
Thanks to all the hostesses. Please stop by and say hi.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. ~ Melba Colgrove