Okay, so we all know I got my favorite chick flick pack for Christmas-
yep, the oldest son bought me the Die Hard boxed set.
The boy is GOOD.
But some more feminine goodies were also procured.
Savannah is always up for a trip to Goodwill, and this last one brought me together with a sweet little glass bell jar for only $0.99! The pedestal was made from a Dollar Tree dessert plate and bowl.
The shell is of course just spray painted silver.
A few months back, I rambled about my love of THESE NESTS. Well, Vicki, the lovely proprietress of 2 BAGS FULL also has an ETSY SHOP, and I have a paypal account. One thing led to another...
...and I bought myself a totally frivolous birthday gift. It was worth every glorious penny.
She uses countless material for each one.
I filled mine with silver shells for a touch of whimsy and set it on a small silver pedestal snagged for $2 on that Goodwill trip.
The photos really don't do it justice. Even Sam marveled over it.
I popped it in a birdcage to stage it, and also to deter marauding paws.
That's for those of you who were starting to wonder if I had a girly side.
Now I happen to love some bling, but I'm not big on costume pieces. I love gold, and if the design is right, sterling silver. I found another great Etsy Shop over at THE HAND ME DOWN HOUSE and started plotting how to hint.
After being married for 20 years, I know that the best way to hint is to shoot the man a specific link. Period. No coy, cute stuff.
Surprises aren't always good.
He does the same for me.
THE VILLAGE BOUTIQUE makes these gorgeous bracelets from vintage and antique spoons. This particular one is from 1925 and features silent film stars. Why did I want this one?
This lovely lady is Gloria Swanson, the woman who built my house as a vacation cottage.
This one features the Orchid pattern from 1905.
Do I love orchids? Almost maternally.
You can add a crystal dangle to any piece in several colors for just $3 more
The owner of the shop is taking a vacation right now and has her inventory closed, but if you'd like to browse some of her work, the FEEDBACK page has examples you can click on and drool over. She'll also send you an email to let you know she's back.
These little luxuries can bedazzle your wrist starting at $19.95. Mine were $29 apiece, and for heavy, quality antique silver, I think that's a steal.
And last but not least, Jane over at The Borrowed Abode, who is a fair trade expert, recommended some terrific shopping sites just before Christmas, and I fell for InStyleBoutique hook, line, and sinker.
After all, I need something to wear with my orchid bracelet, don't I?
No, that's not my neck. You don't need to see my neck. You're lucky you got wrist.
You want something more than wrist, go see Kelly at Tearing Up Houses.
I hope I gave you some ideas on how to spend all that extra cash you have laying around since the holidays. We'll be hitting Home Depot tomorrow, so next week we'll be back with some very serious projects.
For now, could someone put the mailbox swag away? It's still on the back of the couch.