it's so fun to check in to blogland lately and see all the holiday inspiration! it gives me the extra little spark that i need to get going with my decorating. so far i haven't done too much but i'd like to share these photos for a start. i don't think i've shown these butter pats before - i found them in a little, forgotten thrift store - for 50 cents each. how fast do you think my heart was pounding as i casually
screamed picked up all 12 of them and headed to the checkout?!?
i'm cheating with these next photos - they're from last year. but i love them and they made me smile this morning. especially because they reminded me of this site (discovered through my niece's blog)!?!?!? i mean, how likely is it that large snowflakes would actually be dangling indefinitely from my chandelier? (um. since i live in north dakota, it's very realistic, on second thought.)
my treasured, handmade house from a swap last year!
so anyway - i stole this image from catalog living - just to show you what i'm talking about. i really think that most of us bloggers who love shelter magazines will get more than a few laughs out of this site:) it's so dry and tongue-in-cheek, and just plain hilarious! if you find a favorite and feel like linking back here, i'd love to see what strikes your fancy. here you go:
"Kindling? Check. Two dozen votives? Check. Gingerbread family on their way to a nice insurance settlement? Check."
(courtesy of molly erdman at catalog living)
have yourself a merry little day!