Friday, December 2, 2011

~AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG~

 A couple of years ago while visiting one of our local off-priced stores I found these darling Christmas Stocking Hangers.  I loved them so much and was happy to snag two of the snowflake styles for my home.  They were a dark brown, almost rusty-ish in color, but this year I decided to paint them with my favorite cottage white paint from Behr (Home Depot/Cottage White).  I sprayed them first with primer (not my favorite thing to do!) and then lightly painted over the base coat with a soft sponge brush.  Just a little gentle distressing and whaaaa-laaaah!  Done!
 I bought one in the style of a Reindeer.  Not because I actually liked this one (no offense to Dasher or Prancer!), but because I desperately needed a third one and that was all that was left.  I like it enough to use it but as soon as I find another one, off he goes to my daughter~
 Here is what one of the snowflake Hangers look like in use!  This was taken in another corner of our formal dining room.  Promise to share more pics as the season presses on...
 Last year and the year before I bought four of these darling Poinsettia plates from a local gift store.  My budget only allowed me to get two at a time even though I distinctly remember getting them on sale for 20% off.  Sadly the store went bust this year (I mean they just closed up and were gone...no 'sell-out-sale', nothin'!) and I haven't been able to find anymore in the City.  They are from Andrea by Sadek in the creamy white.  I did find a set of four full sized plates on eBay...$65 plus shipping.  Bah!  I was hoping to collect twelve...probably not gonna happen.  I may look for them AFTER Christmas this year!  We'll see!
During the Spring, March I think, I was more than excited to get two of these fabulous Christmas wreaths on deep discount at Tuesday Morning.  The retail price was originally $50 (pleeeze!!!!) with a sale price of $39 (yeah, right!).  TM's price was $19.99...
 Well...they were marked down to $9.99 and the day I visited the store they were running half off their clearance items.  That would have made them $5 each and that made me very happy.  Only when I got up to the cash register they rang up for a different price...
They were actually $2.50 each.  WHAT?  No lie!  They were!

I'm in the process of transforming them with plans to hang them on our new French Doors in our breakfast room.  More about this soon.

I hope you are having an awesome day.  I have lots on my to-do-list today so I'm off for now.  Not fun stuff...grocery shopping and the like! :(  I'll be visiting more of you this weekend when I have some of the pressing things checked off and I have more free time!  I'm soooo LOVIN' what I'm seeing out there in blogland so far...

Love to you...

22 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

The hangers are so cute! I like the reindeer!! I have a hard time with the filled up stockings pulling the hangers off the mantel. Not so much anymore with gift cards in them! lol!

Sounds like you have hit some fantastic deals. You can't beat TJ Maxx and Marshall's for Christmas decor!

Happy Holidays, Rebecca! I'm off to the grocery store, too. The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, thank goodness!

~Rukodelina~ said...

Это изумительные вешалки ! очень красивые фотографии!!!

Rebecca said...

Rukodelina Translated: These are amazing hangers! Very beautiful photos!!

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful Everything! Gorgeous. Way to go on the wreath prices. Love those surprises.

Nezzy said...

I just love your beautiful Christmas decor and girl...ya stole those wreaths. Wanna shop for me?

Heeehehehe!

God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Rebecca :) I have 3 stocking hangers that are in the fleur di lis shape that I love ~ I've had 2 I found last year, and then this year I found a larger one that compliments the other 2 quite nicely. I adore your snowflake stocking hangers, and the reindeer one is so cute! I'm loving seeing glimses of your home all decorated for the holidays, and look forward to seeing more :)

Tonight I have Seth for a few hours, and am looking forward to spending some time with him...he is just the cutest little guy!

Wishing you a lovely weekend my friend.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Bella Vista said...

Beautiful and soft, Rebecca. Speaks to my spirit and my very soul.

xoBarb

Mari said...

Hi Rebecca~just beautiful!!! your home is looking sooo dreamy, just love it, so looking forward to seeing more :)

xo~Mari

Di said...

What a deal, absolutely a steal!! Loving your decorations. Love Di

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh wreaths on your new doors will be fabulous! Can't wait!

Melissa said...

Love the plates. So unusual. has been too cold here to paint tree as I have to do it outside. Hoping it warms up enough to do it soon.

Becky~ said...

Hi Rebecca.Pretty pretty.Love the hangers just sweet.

Olivia said...

Hello my sugar sweet friend! Your holiday decor is so pretty! I love your fab bargains!!!! Xoxo olivia

One Shabby Old House said...

Your home looks so beautiful. You have all the right things in all the right places. Thanks for stopping by today and your nice comments to me. I have a question tho...how do you paint a tree? Do you use those cans of tree flocking stuff? I have always wanted to have a flocked tree and yours is just beautiful.
Hugs
Becky

Anneke said...

wow, your christmas decorations are awesome and beautiful.
i also love your christmas tree from the previous post

Carol said...

I am just loving all that you have decorated so far this season. There is something about this color scheme that is both peaceful and calming.

Well have you been a really "good girl" this year? If so, maybe Prancer & Dancer will get those neat Pointsetta plates.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Theresa said...

Love the snowflake hanger and that gorgeous stocking:) Can't wait to see how beautiful you make that $2.50 wreath! I know it will look wonderful! I'll keep my eye out for those plates for you!

Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
I like the snowflake stocking hangers and I do hope you find more of the poinsettia plates - they're charming.
Judith

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

You sure do have a nose for special bargains. Very clever and your husband is blessed as you certainly have not a wasteful hand...
Anxious to see how you work those into some upscale pieces fit to adorn a millionair's home!
Love to you,

Mariette

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now I can't wait to see what you do with the wreaths...and..
I DID IT! I sprayed my tree! I took it out of the box today..sat it all up..and sprayed away. Then I decided since it was going to be on the front porch..to use the snow stuff. I gave it little bursts and it turned out really nice. Wrapped my ribbon..red with red sparkly polka dots..yeah I know, not your color..but you know. Then put it on the porch.
You are right. The sprayed lights looked lovely. Finished it up with red velvet poinsettia's with an additonal dusting of snow. Topped it off with lovely big bow..and ..all done.
All I need to do now is add some extra greenery..sooo pretty.
Thanks for the decorating tips. I wrapped the ribbon around it..exactly like you instructed..making sure I left distance between each as I went round the tree to the bottom...and I LOVE it. It already had pine cones on it...LOVE that tree. I didn't use it last year so it's like new.
So..thank you, dear friend. I learn so much from you!!
Huge hugs,
Mona

Elaine said...

It's always a delight to view your blog..a bit of enchnment it brings
Warm wishes Elaine

Tina Eudora said...

Oh I love hat you did with the stocking hangers Rebecca! They look perfect. I am going to try to put out a few things this weekend and get some sparkle on here at home!
Have a lovely Sunday...
Tina xo

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