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?