We're so close guys! It's almost the Friday after Thanksgiving, and for most of us that's GO time! I really wanted to decorate earlier this year, but for the most part I refrained. A little deer here and a small Santa there have been able to squelch my desire to decorate "early." I'm still trying to mentally figure out where I'm going to put stuff to display it nicely yet keep it out of The Little Dudes hands. It's going to take some creativity that's for sure! On to the thrifty finds - we only made a few stops this week. The snow and snot are still slowing us down...
This one has kind of thrown me for a loop. It looks old but also kind of fake. The paper seems aged by it's color but otherwise is in good shape. I don't know, do you guys? Is this a modern reproduction or an actual vintage decoration.
These Beistle decorations aren't super old, from the 70's and 80's, but they are still just so sweet!
I scored this gem at an antique store. It will be perfect for a little crafty renovation project!
Two little Made in Japan Santa's and a cool old metal lunch pail that is also destined for some kind of crafty project. Wouldn't that be a cute make up box?
This is my favorite find from the past week. It's a piece of "Anna" Van Briggle pottery that was actually made right down the street from where I live. It used to be very popular stuff around here, but since the pottery closed a few years ago, it seems to have fallen out of favor. Lucky for me though because that means I can find gems like this at the thrift. And the little frog is removable so I can use it multiple ways. It's a keeper for now. (I wrote about my first Van Briggle find here) Have you ever hear of Van Briggle or is it mostly a Southern Colorado thing?
I posted these here on Sunday, but I wanted to share them again because I just love them! These are the two mini wreaths out of the five I made that I'm going to keep. I used the same technique as before, just on a small wooden form instead of a foam one. The forms are probably about 2.5 inches in diameter so they make a nice sized little wreath.
We'll be heading over to my parents house for Thanksgiving this year. I'm bringing the sweet potato casserole because for whatever reason, making that seems to make The Mom's husband a little crazy. I found this recipe on Pinterest that looks pretty good so I'm going to give it a go. That's the extent of my cooking responsibilities. What about you guys? Any fun plans for Thanksgiving? Will you be cooking everything yourself or enjoying someone else's hard work? (Like us!)