So I was poking around the internet the other day and found myself here at one of my favourite places.
A few days earlier, I'd bought a few packages of these at a local craft shop.
Impulse buy. Didn't like the colour AT ALL ... my Christmas colours are predominantly white and silver (NOT dark green and gold). But I've been wanting a set of little bottle brush trees for a long time so when I saw these, I got them. And then thanks to Yvonne, I knew exactly how to make them my kind of pretty.
It's been a very VERY long time since I rolled up my sleeves and got down and crafty. I really need to do this sort of thing more often. I kinda felt like a mad scientist watching the dark green colour fade out of the trees as they bathed in the bleach & water. It took a lot of restraint for me to not run back to the store and grab a bunch more trees ... just so I could play some more!
I also fell in love with those cute little putz houses since I first saw them a long time ago in a Martha Stewart magazine. And after seeing Yvonne's adorable mantlescape, I was on a mission to recreate the same thing in my own home.
I spent the next few weeks looking for putz houses with no luck. I finally gave up and figured I'd have to settle for a nice display of just trees.
Then BAM! I was in the GROCERY STORE of all places and there they were ... DIFFERENT WHITE & SILVER PUTZ(esque) HOUSES!!! And they were only like $4 each!!! (Sorry for yelling, but I'm trying to make you understand how awesome that moment was.)
"Ok Christmas, you can come now!"