~GORGEOUS MERCURY ORNAMENTS~
For over twenty-five years I've been more than a casual shopper at our local TJ Maxx.
I'm a self-admitted stalker of the place.
~ALL IS CALM - ALL IS BRIGHT~
The store is one of my all-time-favorite places to shop and her sister-store, Marshall's, is second on the list.
~TWENTY GLASS BEAUTIES~
Tomorrow a new Marshall's will be swinging her doors open wide here in Oklahoma City and I'm going to be one of the first in line to celebrate the spectacular grand opening. I'm hoping to come away with most of my Christmas shopping done. I plan early because I love entertaining during the holidays and not having to worry about gift-buying...
~HEARTS - STARS - PINE-CONES~
I'll also be picking up my Mr. AGPMan's birthday gift if possible. His big day isn't until January, but trust me when I say there is NOTHING on the shelves worthy of buying right after the first of the year...
(Not unless you want stale holiday candy or brown socks...)
Now...a couple of weeks ago I was in TJ Maxx oohing and awing the afternoon away. Truthfully I'm not totally CRAZEEEEE about their Christmas merchandise this year, but that's another story...it's all that lime-green stuff I can't handle! Anyway, I looked around for a bit when I spied some shiny little baubles towards the back of one of the shelves.
~SUCH A YUMMEEE DEAL~
Out from their hiding place I grabbed a handful of bright silvery-looking thingies and was immediately mesmerized by what I saw. Twenty old-world-style 'mercury glass ornaments' tied together on a red velvet ribbon for $6.99. I couldn't believe it!
~TINY - PETITE and SO SWEET~
Think I was fortunate enough to find more than one string?
(Gee...sometimes I feel so ungrateful! One is never enough! Why am I NEVAHHH HAPPEEE?!)
~PINK RIBBON ACCENT~
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these vintage looking gems! I may add them to the top of my most special Christmas packages this year or tie them onto the candy jars we gift to our neighbors...not sure! I may end up keeping every single one and using them to decorate one of our mini trees.
One thing for sure is this...I know I'll be keeping at least one of the hearts for a special project I have in mind for a dear friend! My Adrie-Girl (daughter, Adrienne) loves to make jewelry (I in fact, do not!) and I'm going to
bug her politely ask her to help me create something fabulous for my friend who never fails to bless others...
Hope your Hump-Day is fab. I'm back in the studio today working on more painted pretties and soft goods. You all completely wiped me out yesterday (thank-you, merci, danke, gràçie, xièxie, terima kasih, grazie, gracias, etc.) so I'm back to the
grind worktable to produce more!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I get to do with my life!
God is good.
All the time.
Blessings for an awesome day!
Love to you...