Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas!
It was a very Merry Christmas at our house. Lots and lots of toys and cute little smiling faces. Sadly, we were not able to go home for Christmas this year so that was hard. My sweet mama sent me the most wonderful package full of delights! Lots of pretty new and vintage ornaments for my tree, beautiful embroidered linens and a vintage hat, pretty floral plates and best of all, a jewelry chest full of goodies displayed beautifully!!
It included vintage and new jewelry, vintage millinery flowers, pretty buttons and much more! The day after Christmas I spent visiting my favorite places to shop- the Goodwill and the Salvation Army stores. Its' our family's favorite pastime now. The boys love finding great toys, sweet hubby loves finding music CDs and manly treasures, and I find lots of pretty goodies for my home. My latest finds are these two great cottage style chairs I found at the Goodwill for only 2.99 each!! I love the pretty spindles and carved details on these chairs!I also was delighted to find this Rachel Ashwell's Simply Shabby Chic lampshade which I bought and Target several years ago and returned only to regret it later. I paid only 2.50 for it at the Salvation Army!
Love, love, love thrift stores. Hoping all of you are having a wonderful and fun holiday season with your loved ones.
Michelle xoxo