Thursday, December 3, 2009

What to do with free Part 2

I really can't say enough about how thrilled I was to get some free ornaments from a coworker. Sure, they're just cheap plastic but but I've been able to use them in about 6 different spots in my home!

The shelf above my kitchen sink is always changing. I couldn't wait to make it a little holiday-ish. After lots of decorating and re-decorating, I think I finally have a winning look. These are cute little sundae cups that happen to be heirlooms. They were the perfect size to hold these little guys.
A little vignette of Christmas colors ... you can't go wrong with milk glass and I added my little Willow Angel for an extra touch of holiday charm.

The third vignette in more Christmas colors. I'll be able to leave this up past Christmas, it's a little more "wintery" to me.

Hello, you! Anyone remember this little guy? I decided to buy him after I posted about him here. His cheeks match the ornaments perfectly.
On another note ... have you ever Google'd yourself? I did, well my blog name at least. I wasn't surprised to find my blog and Etsy shop but I did find this. Its a little write up picturing a set of mugs that are currently for sale in my shop. Thank you for the free advertising! Google yourself and see what's out there. It's kind of fun. And scary.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What to do with free

A coworker of mine gave me some cute little plastic ornaments in very bright colors. I loved them! And free is always good! I knew exactly what I would use them for ...

More to come.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How do I love thee ...

I took a break from thinking about Christmas and discovered my new true love ... vintage paint by numbers paintings. I found all of these on Etsy, of course, and if money wasn't an option believe me when I say I would have a wall full of these.

I don't know what it is about them. They're charming, artistic, colorful. And it took a lot of patience, I'm sure, to create these masterpieces. Its hard to pick a favorite, as they all have a characteristic about them that I adore. I did manage to choose 5 that I would gladly take for the start of my Multiple Paint by Numbers Wall.
Now I'm curious ... do they sell Etsy gift cards?! What a great gift that would be!