Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Favorite After Christmas Buys










The Saturday after Christmas I took my Mom shopping. She's 87 and doesn't drive much except to the grocery and near by places like my or my sister's house. She has a couple of special places she likes to go. One of them is a store called 5 Broads off Broadway. They had all their Christmas ornaments 50% off. Above you can see the things that I purchased there.
My favorite is the little birds nest and the small glass cloche. The nest is actually an ornament but I think it is cute enough to stay out all year. The plate underneath it is from Home Goods.
I bought it several months ago and just had it sitting as is on the side table next to the sofa. When I got the nest and cloche they just seemed to go together naturally. I had taken about 20 some pictures of this with terrible results until today when I got out the book that goes with my camera and starting trying to adjust the light. The flash kept washing out the detail in the little bird and the flowers on the edge of the plate. I finally figured out how to turn off the flash and get the shot I have above. Using the macro setting it finally came together.
I also got the glittering icicles at that shop. Also, the silver beaded ornament came from there.
Then it was off to Tuesday Morning where I found the "top" shaped ornament. They have the mercury glass look but when you put them on the tree with the lights on they are kind of translucent and because
of the mottled silver they kind of look lacy. A very pretty effect. I really like the mercury glass effect. I also have some round mercury-like ornaments I got last year at Hobby Lobby and I might try putting the two different styles in a big container (don't know exactly what yet) and see if
they can stay out, too. What do you think?

8 comments:

Tanja*s Homestyle said...

I wish you a happy new year
Hugs Tanja

Neabear said...

I think I would have to see them in the container. I can't seem to visualize it otherwise. A cloche. That is something I don't have yet. Maybe sometime this year I will get one. Happy New Year!! I probably already told you that. But it doesn't hurt to say it again. :-)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Pretty pretty!! I love the nest especially in the cloche. I haven't even gone out to shop after Christmas- used to go every day after Christmas -guess I am getting lazy!! Plus all there was to shop at was Walmart and KMart- I so want to go to a Home Goods- they seem like there things are so classy and nice!!

Happy New year!!

blessings
mary

C Maisy said...

Love all the ornaments!!!
Happy New Year!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Very creative you are! The things you have done with your house are just fantastic.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh you named all my favorite haunts, Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morn. So nice of you to take your Mom out shopping! Love all your Chrismtas decor...just beautiful! Susan

Jean said...

Hi Sandy, Happy New Year. I love the little nest with the eggs, the plate and the cloche. They are all perfect for one another. I love it when things just seem to be made for one another. You have acomplished so much this year and I want to say "Congratulations on a job very well done"--your home is beautiful! Thanks for visiting me.

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

I hope you are doing well. I posted about our tree dropping day. Enjoy reading if you get the chance. All went well... bottom line, no one and nothing was hurt.

I have been hanging on to Christmas money that I was given as well as birthday money. All from my Dad. I've been dying to go shopping for a digital camera, and an enamel cast iron pot (on the bigger side), and then hit the old Sal.Val.Boutique (which is what my sister and I affectionately call the Salvation Army Thrift Store). Also, Homegoods is on my list (where do you think I'm gonna get my cast iron pan from??) which is my most favorite store. My first hope is to find the right camera for me. I don't need anything too fancy... but I would like to find something that will take nice pics... that I can use for my blog.

Good to chat with you again...
Hugs,
Penny Suzie