I'm like a little bird...always bringing things back to my nest

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Just Playing

I told myself that I would have my Christmas decorations up by now...but look at me, I'm still just playing. My granddaughter came and spent 2 and 1/2 days with me last week. We played and created like crazy...glitter everywhere!! It was so much fun...I live for those times! We made some things for her to take home and then I kept playing when she left. I haven't arranged this mantel. I just set some of the things up there to look at them. That little reindeer and his wreath were 25 cent finds. He was old and dirty brown. The wreath had faded from green to perfect! With a little glitter they are transformed. You'll also recognize the faux candlesticks as those old plastic ones that cost a quarter at many garage sales. I bought the new flicker flame bulbs for $1.79. I think I should have titled this post "Cheap Thrills".
I also made this banner I saw at jenniferrizzo.com (for some reason I can't link to her post). I took the easy way out and didn't do grommets. I added another layer of paper to the back so it was strong enough without it. The grommets give a much nicer finished look. When I got all finished and hung it, I realized that it should have been smaller for this spot. Oh well, it was fun and I will probably find another place to hang it.
It is December now. Time to stop playing and get to work!


  1. I think it's awesome that you are a "glitter Grandma"! Great memories for them. I loving the colors on your mantle and brush bottle trees in pots..great idea!

  2. I love your blue and green colors and ornaments~ I also love your grandkids quotes over there on your sidebar....adorable~ Keep glittering with them. They will always remember what a fun grandma you were. :)

  3. Oh, go ahead and play with your pretty and cute things Angela. Why not?? Your mantle is so pretty and I love the banner. Blessings, Diane

  4. I can't think of anything more fun than a glittering with a granddaughter.

  5. It all looks so lovely, even if you don't have it "arranged" yet. I still have to finish up the tree. My husband jokes that I have 350 ornaments on the tree and still say it's not enough.. He is probably right, although I have never counted. :-)

  6. Love the colors...so cute! I am having a giveaway on my blog and would love to see you enter!

  7. I'm with Daisy above, love love the colors and the feel of warmth it has.

  8. i just love your colors, angela!! i'm always moving things around, too:) cute blog and grandkids!

  9. Looks great...love the "cool" colors and sparkle :) Laurel


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