I have my decorating all done--I don't do a ton of it, but I do have a couple of things that come out every single year. This year I decided to really go through all of my decorations and weed out the things that we haven't used for a while. I ended up taking a box full of decorations and ornaments to Goodwill over the weekend, and now I feel very organized. I usually end up buying a couple of new things each year, this year I did really well and only bought three things. The first--a Wedgewood ornament that I fell in love with. I have several of these in the traditional blue, and one in a reddish tone, but I had never seen one in this color scheme before, I just had to have it!
The next item I blame on my friend Gwen--she has had this really neat wire tree that I have been coveting ever since she got it. A couple weeks ago I got a text from her that she had noticed trees like this at Tuesday Morning where she lives. I decided to go check at the one nearest us and success!!! Not too long after that I was in Kmart and came across this cute little bird that I thought would look adorable beside it. He kind of influenced my idea of decorating the tree with my collection of bird ornaments and glass pine cones/walnuts.
Gwen decorates hers for different seasons and has come up with so many clever ideas, I'm going to have to check out her pictures for more inspiration.
While Heather and I were on our girls day out, we stopped by the LLBean store. We saw lots of nice stuff, but the only thing I bought was this adorable wellie keychain! I haven't decided if I'm going to actually use it for my keys or not.............
Last but not least--a couple of nights ago I ran to TJMaxx to pick up make up remover wipes--yeah, you read that right. They have the best prices on them, way cheaper than Walmart. While I was there, I of course had to check out what else they had. I couldn't believe my luck when I came across these:
Yes Lilly, there is a Santa Claus! I've been wanting one of these interchangeable watch sets, but we don't have any Lilly Pulitzer stores or outlets near us. I about fell over when I saw it--they actually had quite a few things, IPad covers, photo albums, etc--I could have gone bananas but I was good, just getting these two items. I think the watch will be adorable for summer. And it was only $10!
Back to getting ready for Christmas, but I just had to share :) Check out Gwen's metal tree decorating ideas at: