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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

84 Days 'Til Christmas!

I know it's only the beginning of October and everyone else is thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving and all the Fall-ish decorations that go with this time of year. I like all that too, but I'm getting a jump on Christmas. Every year our Women's Fellowship at church has a Christmas party, and this year I'll be doing all the decorations for it. So I was on my way to Michael's cause I have a 40% coupon and they have a sale going on this week anyhow, and I decided to stop in at the Dollar Tree first. I haven't been there in a while, so imagine my surprise when I walked in and found they have begun stocking Christmas floral items!
I got these, which will be in bunches in vases sitting on the tables (each bunch has 6 flowers and I got 8 bunches)...
And these...they are like the kind you pay $4 - $5 each for at Michael's...
And these...
This ribbon is so pretty. The gold is actually a mesh, and the red has a brocade pattern in it. The foam rings are the perfect size to fit in the bowls to do the florals.
I got these at WalMart and I'll spray paint them gold. They will go into the floral arrangements, too.
I got these at the 99 cent store the other day. I'll spray paint them gold and do the florals in them.
These are the little napkin envelope thingies that I've been obsessed with making lately. These will also be for our Christmas party, with each containing a red napkin and gold eating utensils.
I can't for the life of me figure out why, but I have become obsessed with collecting these jars. I just think they're so beautiful, and all the different shapes and sizes look so great together. It is very unlike me to like things that are not symetrical, but no two of these are the same size or shape, and I just love the look of them grouped together.

1 comments:

Christy said...

I just did a post about these jars..wish I had seen your post and I would have added it. I love these jars! Go look at the pics I added of them.