Thursday, December 3, 2009
just a little more glitter....
We had an amazingly warm day here - a record setter. The only two places in the US that were warmer today were Florida and Hawaii! I took advantage of the great day to do some more outdoor decorating. We already have the candles in the windows (if you live in New England I think this is required by the deed to your house).
Last January, I bumped into a clearance price on large outdoor ornaments and decided to try them out (and save some electricity as well as wear and tear on me). I still had to use ladders and do some climbing but it was fun to try something new.
There are 24 onion shaped ornaments - six each of red, blue, silver and gold. It seemed like so many when I bought them but I probably could have added another dozen.
They are hung with wire and I hope the winds don't loosen them before the end of the season. I think I will need to add a couple of spotlights to make them sparkle after dark.
I didn't remember exactly what they looked like and I was happy to see that they have bands of glitter - I am really having a lot of glitter fun this week! Several people have asked me about holiday decorations - we put things up gradually throughout December so I certainly do not have it all up yet. If you are new to my blog and didn't see the last holiday season here is a LINK to the December posts. The first one shows some decorations and there are also some posts with files you might enjoy.
I found these ornaments in the attic when I went to get the outdoor decorations. These are jolly old elves from my childhood. I may try to make some more with modern materials - these are definitely worse for wear but they bring back a lot of memories.
These little houses and the bird would be fun to recreate. I am sure I can use my Cricut and Design Studio to help in this project.
These two are slightly scary! I am not sure if I will try to reproduce them....
I have an exciting surprise for tomorrow - if you are a subscriber and get my posts by email, you may want to click over to the blog to see what is happening after 8:00 a.m. I'll have a regular post later in the day too.