It’s become a vicious circle that I shouldn’t complain about – part of the reason for starting up the Etsy shop was to have a forum to sell off some of the extraneous décor items I seem to have acquired over the years. However, to fulfill my shop proprietor duties, I need a full shop and that requires hitting the thrifts. And to complete the circle, (shamefully) not everything I buy for the shop makes it to the shop.
So here’s the new adoptions. They seem to be mostly of the animal variety. First off, the quail. We have real life Gambel’s quail that live in the area and visit our backyard daily on their pilgrimage to their nightly roost. I love their little Marvin the Martian plumes and how they run about and cluck at each other. So when I found two little quail figurines I just couldn’t resist ….
We got our Christmas décor up this weekend and right now the quail are nested under the tree with the presents.
We ran out of decent daylight to photograph the rest of the holiday décor but I’m going to try to capture it all next weekend. I hit up Home Depot and between paddle wire and clear 3M Command hooks I have McGuyvered some great stuff together. I love having the white lights on in the evening – both on the tree and swagged about every which way.
Another animal friend that stayed with us is a little vintage looking brass reindeer dish I found yesterday at Super Sale Saturday (half off everything except new and seasonal) at my local Goodwill.
In theory he would be considered seasonal and exempt from the sale but the harried sales clerk rang him up with all the other bound-for-Etsy stuff I purchased and I didn’t notice he was discounted until I got home and reviewed my receipt. Merry Christmas to me!
And finally, the last Merry Christmas to me item we picked up at Savers today. It is one of the ceramic Jonathan Adler phone docking stations. He’s not vintage so he’s not eligible for Etsy and at $2.99 it sure beats the original $48 that was the retail price.
I’ve been toying with the idea of getting proper bedside tables but these MCM slatted Nelson-esque tables have been working really well for a while now. And with the slats, I can just sneak the phone cord up in there and voila –
A cool place for my phone to hang out at night.
Anyone else guilty of shopping more for themselves than others this holiday season? We have all our gifts finished and wrapped except for one. The out-of-town items are all going to the post office tomorrow. Keep an eye on the mail!
Cheers – CT