I've decided, until at least December 1st, to have a weekly Christmas post about getting ready for the holidays. Once we hit December, well there will be no holding me back! Really.
Today on my lunch break I jetted over to Michael's to check out the Martha Stewart Christmas craft items. Our Michael's is a bit disappointing in how much of Martha's stuff they carry. I've been in a couple of Michael's in the Seattle area and they have WAY more of her line.
I picked up some tags, paper, candy cups and containers for cookies and such. I give home baked goodies and canned items to family and friends for the holidays. I like to try to package it so that it looks pretty. This year I've also been scouting the garage sales and thrift stores for plates and trays to incorporate "a little more green living" into my traditional giving.
On my way home from work, I stopped by a local gift store, Grandiflora. They were having their annual Christmas sale. This little tree just called out to me...
And these fantastic wreaths are handmade out of vintage sheet music, with a little glitter of course. I already hung two of them on my dining room cabinet. I'm really looking forward to decorating this for the holidays.
When I got home, the mail brought me both of these fabulous Christmas magazines. Mary Jane's Farm, which I subscribe to and....
the "bookazine" Holiday with Matthew Mead which I ordered many months ago and am so excited to finally have it in my hands.
I'm looking forward to reading through these later this evening, after date night... will it be burgers or pizza? Home Depot or Lowes?
Enjoy the start to a fabulous weekend,
Chris at Red Gate Farm