I had bought it at a garage sale this summer for $2, and it was a plain, industrial grey color. A little bit of vintage papers, some glue, ribbon, a charm and some old pearl buttons, and I am ready to make change in style tomorrow!
I also made a few more teacup posie arrangements.
Pretty teacups that were slightly chippy got a makeover with oasis glued to the inside, then covering them with moss or shredded papers and gluing in some pretties. I used a variety of goodies inside of them, tiny Christmas balls in silver, millinery flowers, and glittered birds. After putting them in place, I drenched them in white glue and did another light fairy dusting of glitter over the top.
I have more than one area done in reds and greens. There are plenty of traditionalists who want the old fashioned Christmas colors. I love them myself, and have fun setting up the displays, but have gone with more pastels and neutrals in my house this year for holiday decor.
The pink poinsettias are my favorite, I love the rich deep pink ones, that are almost the color of an azalea. (by the way- if you think your house isn't ready to photograph for our "What do you LOVE about your Holiday Home" party on Dec. 12th, here is a good example. There are dirty dishes in this sink, but the angle I took the photo hides them. And the mess on the counter top, just got pushed aside for the picture. Your house doesn't have to be perfect to show us some pretties in it for the party!!) But I should replace that light bulb before the open house.
Or you can just zoooooom in.
The grocery store had $1.99 roses again this week and I bought 3 dozen (all they had) for my open house.
Yes, these are sitting on the back of my toilet. Is that tacky? Should toilets just be left alone??
I was able to take the 3 dozen roses and 2 poinsettia plants and spread flowers all throughout my home.
Most of the roses were still buds, so I am gambling they'll still look good by Sunday. I had to arrange all the flowers on Wed. since I'll be tied up with my sale the next few days.
Oh-oh, I see some price tags coming lose. I hope I don't run into many of those situations in the studio for the sale.
Its too bad the price tags have to be so visible, they don't make a pretty photo. But I like them to be right in your face for shoppers, easy for them to see. Don't you HATE having to wait for someone to get a key to open a case and flip something over so you can see the price???? Why do people hide their prices so often????
Remember the clearance stockings I bought earlier? I got them all foofed up with glitter, buttons and old jewelry and will be hoping to sell them for $15 each. Seems like a good price for them, I hope the shoppers agree.
Can you see why it has taken me so long to pull this together? I hope the care that went into it shows.
Right now I am off to bed. Well, that is after I watch Survivor. Wish Beth and I luck tomorrow!!