Sunday, December 6, 2009

Best $15 I've Ever Spent

I'm happy to report that the tree is lit. Ornaments are sure to follow, right?

Baby steps, folks.

I wouldn't want to rush the process or be too timely.

I haven't been entirely unproductive, though. Here's what else I did:

A couple of weeks ago I became suddenly and perplexedly obsessed with finding large 3-D tissue paper snowflakes to hang above the table. It's more difficult than you'd think...

And they were cheap. And speedy.

I'm the type of gal who likes a decoration that doesn't expire after a month. There's no need to revisit my track record for this sort of thing. Just trust me.

All I know is, I'm LOVING these flakes. And when the kids puttered downstairs this morning I heard, "Holy Moley!". I smiled in my bed.

That's right, the kids are our personal wake-up call. Can you imagine anything better? Not me.


Snowflake shadows. Swoony.


And now, my dirty little secret, which perfectly illustrates the point I really didn't want to make in the first place.

(Do you see what I see? I'm a mess...)

40 comments:

  1. I love the snowflakes~Do I dare ask were you found these winter~fun beauties? Katie

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  2. Oh, so pretty! They look great hanging from the ceiling!

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  3. Was just going to ask, like Katie, where did you find them?? Your dining room is beautiful! Love the ladder shelf. Do you use an SLR cam?

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  4. those are so fun! I'm sure your kids loved it! Love the chippy frames on the ladder shelf!

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  5. Those are sooo cute!!! I love them!!!!

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  6. awesome!! you know I love me some snowflakes... I need some of those! I may have snowflake envy!!

    Smiles!
    Michelle

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  7. So cool! In grammer school (way back in the early 1960's) we decorated our classrooms with these. I remember them coming in Christmas colors and shinny. The white ones are the best. Where did you find these treasures? I love them...brings back so many memories. Mumzie :

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  8. Gosh, those are gorgeous and so much fun, for the whole winter through!
    xoxo
    joni

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  9. Holy Moley is right! Those are fantastic!!

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  10. Love those...and what fun to hear that downstairs as you woke up:)...and by the way I LOVE that ladder with the picture frames in the back!

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  11. Oh my. I'm weak with desire. I want to wake up to those too. I hope your kids realize they have the coolest Momma ever.

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  12. For all of you who asked, I found the snowflakes here: http://www.partycheap.com/Tissue_Snowflakes_Select_Size_and_Color_p/22875-master.htm

    It looks like the medium size are sold out...and a word of warning - the large ones are quite large!

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  13. So yummy. Where did you get those beauties? I need a little winter here and this might be it for me. Will you share?

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  14. Beautiful dining room.....frosty and bright. I will echo the above comments in wondering about a source? So fun and wintery. Snowflakes and snowmen can definately make it through the end of February, at least. Around here, sometimes they're appropriate until April.

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  15. How fun - they are awesome and my kiddos would love them!

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  16. These are BEAUTIFUL! Love them above your table. I like how you hung the ladder and put picture frames on top. Great idea!

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  17. Love the snowflakes and the kids reactions so cute!!
    Hugs~Kelly

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  18. I love them! I love that the kids said "holey moley". How sweet! :)
    Have a great day. Beth.

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  19. Love them! What a perfect Christmas-y touch!

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  20. I am loving these! My kids would just die to have these hanging above our table! Now I have to check them out!!

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  21. So serene! I love how you noted they can stay up after Christmas too-BONUS!

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  22. FUN!! and girl....I just might have to copy your ladder in the back...I LOVE IT...like more then love, I just studied the photo and I think you just solved my problem...well the decorating one at home that is! Thank you...oh wait, do you mind if I copy you??? :)

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  23. I LOVE your snowflakes and they go with your house really well! So festive and pretty. I might just have to check out that site:)

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  24. Those snowflakes are awesome!!!

    And I love your last post. I always (always, always) mess up the easiest recipes!!! At least you seem to do it with flair!

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  25. Great find! Loving them. My boys would love these, too!

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  26. I do believe I have to have some of these!! They make the little snowflake ornaments I hung in my living room look so sad and puny (sp?) now...incredible pics too!!

    :) T

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  27. I was on the edge of my seat just waiting for you to say that you made those puppies. Then I was going to ask for a demonstration. :)
    I wonder how hard it would be.....

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  28. Beautiful!!
    Alabama Grandmother

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  29. I agree with Alabama Grandmother, Beautiful! :)

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  30. I love your taste! I, too, have snowflakes hanging around my house. The girls thought our windows needed a little decor-- sweet, little, handmade, no-two-the-same snowflakes.

    ~Jamie B

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  31. Your snowflakes are awesome. I really like this idea. Where did you find them? Hope you are enjoying your holiday season.

    Kathleen

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  32. Wow! They look great. I'll have to look for them for next year.

    -FringeGirl

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  33. I am officially going to mimic your ladder with prints on top...

    remember that pic of the ladder I was stuffing in my van?! Perfect idea, my friend...thank you!
    ox
    Lara

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  34. I just stumbled on your blog and really have enjoyed reading . . . love your "voice!" Thank you!

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  35. funny. i clicked over from another site to see the source of a photo. boom, it was you! browsing through, loving ya, then i saw these! i can NEVER find these tissue decorations! tissue poms are my fave, but these things also hold my heart.

    anyway, the reason i am even commenting here is...your pumpkin.
    crack me the heck up, you do.

    xoxo

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