Uh, wait a sec, that's supposed to be dancing around the Christmas tree.
Oh, well, I shopped.
And I do not have a tree up yet.
Last weekend I attended a Christmas craft show here in Aiken. Much better than in previous years.
I went to buy from one vendor, but ended up with several things.
You know how that goes.
I bought these wonderfully rustic stars cut from an old quilt. The candy canes are removable so they can be used all year. The fabric has been stiffened and they have wire hangers attached. I tucked in a bunch of the larger candy canes, too.
One man had painted dried hydrangeas in lovely colors. After seeing what beautiful creations another vendor had made with them, I went back and bought all he had - a whole bin full. I did leave three red ones in his display.
His son said he had laughed at his dad for painting hydrangeas, but he was sending him home to paint some more!
I heard whispers about the woman who bought every painted hydrangea, but I had mine carefully concealed in big bags!
The woman who had the beautiful hydrangea creations also had these lovely nativity scenes for only $6 ! I had to buy one for my doll house.
She had great stuff, but I restrained myself.
Plus I was carrying around those huge bags of hydrangeas!
After the craft show I stopped at a thrift shop briefly.
I found these two vintage scrapbooks - never been used.
I love their embossed covers.
I never pass on a little bench.
Haven't had time to paint it - maybe after the holidays.
I found this silver photo frame that is perfect for my vintage Christmas postcards.
Of course it only holds twelve of the thousand I have.
But it is a start.
So I shopped all around, but did I buy what I originally went to get?
Yes, I did - that's a miracle.
My neighbor makes wonderful soaps and members of my family have come to expect a bar or more in their presents.
The men are especially fond of Southern Spice and Bay Rum.
Do you have all your shopping done?
I do not.
We only buy a few gifts.
Chucks and I usually buy each other a bunch of items that are sort of silly - socks, pj's, slippers - and we wrap them all separately so we each have a pile to unwrap.
Chucks put carpenter jeans on his list.
Really? Carpenter jeans?
What century does he think he is living in?
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See all the bottle brush trees at these posts:
Let The Bleaching Begin
Dying the Trees
Bottle Brush Trees on Corks
Bottle Brush Tree Joy
Bottle Brush Trees on Molds
Bottle Brush Trees On Blocks
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