Yesterday was my lucky day. I went junkin and found this! I fell in love with the box and then I opened it... and found a full box of silver ornaments. To make it even better, I only paid $3 for it. I looked the name Shiny Brite up online and found that these were made from 1937-1962 *squeal*.
The box is in such good shape. Somebody must of cherished these babies... either that or they ended up in the attic somewhere. Woohoo!
I also found this...
It is a cast iron muffin pan!
I added a little Christmas sprig and some bells to it so I can leave it out. Right now it is sitting on an old basket by the Christmas tree.
For some fun I made these snowballs
I saw the idea on the Bienvenue blog. They were so easy to do. All I did was hold the ball in my left hand, spread glue all over one side, dip it in a bowl of "snowflakes", then do the other side. Instant snowballs that sparkle! They are sitting in some white dishes on our bar in the kitchen.
Today I finished decorating the Christmas tree for the last time, lol. It was decorated once by my sweet little girls. They did such a beautiful job of decorating it with all of their handmade ornaments, pine cones, and candy canes... Am I the only one that wants to put that tree in the kitchen, laundry room, or my bedroom? I was really feeling proud of myself for letting them do it all. I had to force my older child to participate but she did. They just kept hanging ornament after ornament after ornament after ornament... you get the beautiful picture?! Gosh, I felt like such a scrooge for wanting to take it down. I debated for 5 days! It really did look sweet. All of those special memories dangling from each branch. Mind you they have a tree of their own in their rooms. My oldest has hers shoved in a corner because it isn't Thanksgiving yet. But she will put it up Thanksgiving evening and decorate it the way she wants to. We even have a tree in the bathroom that my youngest decorated in a southwestern theme. I just feel so bad.
Is it bad of me to want to decorate the Christmas tree in the living room? Do you have a kid tree and an adult tree? Please be kind!