Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Watched Pot...

Or rather a watched ebay page, never gets any bids. I have 10 items ending today and I'm checking it every 5 minutes. On days it's not ending I check like 4 times a day just because I get to do a little happy dance when I get a bid! lol

It's not healthy though, so I am going to distract myself by sharing some goodies with you!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We went to my in-laws and it was SO nice. My MIL even made pretty butter so you know the rest was great if the butter is pretty! Every little detail was appreciated! :)

Lillian's been practicing on the sewing machine...It tickles me how sweet and crafty she is!
My Christmas angel sold before I finished her...can't complain when that happens! :) Their last name is going to be on the ribbon she's holding...like she is watching over their family. I have time to make one more if anyone else is interested. :)
Last year I bought the girls little trees for their rooms for $5 each after Christmas. I have decorated Lil's so far...she has a Tinkerbell room that I keep meaning to post about.
I used to work retail and was one of the lucky ones that got to decorate the trees in the Christmas department. Lucky until you realize that you have to fit 3000 ornaments on one tree, not to mention push a bunch of stuffed animals in there too! I loved it though...and if there is one thing I learned it is stuff, stuff, and STUFF that tree! I covered the stool it's sitting on with a lace shawl I bought in a antique store when I was just a teenager...love that thing!
I filled the tree up with two feather boas in pink, purple, and white. Then baby pink balls with mint green ribbons.
I took a bunch of extra silk flowers and sprayed adhesive on them before dusting them with pink and white glitter. They were so easy to stick in.
The topper is made from three huge pink flowers and a blue fairy from my party business resting on top. I glittered her wings up a bit too. The tree is on a timer so we'll never forget to turn it on and off. The tree and balls cost me $10 and the rest was from what my mom calls my own "Mini-Michaels" here in the house! lol
Do you decorate more than one tree? Themed trees? What is your most unique ornament? Have fun stuffing those trees! :)


Jen r. said...

I love your Christmas angel! She would make a great card!

Dapoppins said...

Oh. What a tree. How dare you make it sound so easy.

michelle allen said...

hi meredith! love your tree and especially your snowman painting. very nice. your gingerbread house reminds me that i promised my kids that we'd do one this year. have a Merry Christmas!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Mere , You angel painting is too sweet!! I think I really want to do this too!

Jenny said...

OMG! I love the tree. You should sell them! I would buy one...so pretty!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

That tree is a-dorable!! And I'm so with you on Ebay -- getting a bid is like getting a comment on your blog! ;)

Anonymous said...

I arrive from Louise's blog :) My daughter is also participating at Home Sweet Home :) I like your little purple tree ! Very lovely ! I will have to do a gingerbread house one day too... :)