I went out yesterday and stopped at a Thrift Shop. They had put out Christmas stuff and that was just what I was looking for. I spent 20 dollars and 65 cents and got some really cool things.
I chose this bear because she has such pretty buttons on her coat. Diamante and she has one on her muff as well. They alone are worth the six dollars.
She has a pretty burgundy coat and dress and will go well in my Christmas collection
Among the other things I found were snowmen. I collect snowmen to decorate with and these two were the right price.
Then I walked around the rest of the store and honestly I could have bought a bunch more stuff but I really do not need any of it. Still I could not resist this cut glass candy dish.
These two candle holders I just had to get, but I gave them to my daughter as I have no place to put them but at 2 dollars I just had to do it.
Last but not least I grabbed this Christmas mug. I change out my every day mugs after Thanks giving and put out Christmas ones. They also come in handy for a quick gift and the used ones are nearly always in perfect condition. Put some chocolate drink packets and some candy canes or spoons dipped in chocolate and give as a secret santa gift or to a child on your list with their gift.
This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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