Friday, November 30, 2007

Retail Therapy

Really, as a confirmed Christmas nut, it takes so little to bump me into the season:

Pictures for you

This past weekend, surfing around for Christmas present ideas, these caught my eye and my hands, without my control, one-clicked them off the site. A couple of days ago, in the midst of my "I just don't feel like doing a damn thing for Christmas" funk, they arrived: Two large wood boxes filled with sparkly, glittery, glass ornaments. I'm such a fool for pretty-pretty ornaments.

Pictures for you

Aren't they great? Don't you just want to put them in your mouth? Or at least dash out and kill a tree to hang them on?



Blogger CarpeDM said...

What? Kill trees? God, no. As a confirmed tree hugging junkie, I resist this. And, oh, yeah, I'm allergic to pine. So if you were going to cut down an oak tree, I'd probably be okay with that.

As for putting them in my mouth, I managed to burn my tongue on Benadryl (I know. I am the only person I know who could do this) and I am afraid the glass will aggravate it. Sigh. But they are very pretty.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Very pretty indeed. I wish I could join you in this form of retail therapy (shiny!), but the hubby really strongly prefers homemade decorations (and yes, he participates in making them). It's so sweet, I can't really deny him this pleasure.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Cagey said...

Where did you get those???? I LOVE them. I love putting pretty things mixed with old sentimental favorites picked up over the years.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Dana- Oak would work, especially if you spray-painted it green (or go shocking pink!). How the hell does one burn one's tongue on benadryl?

Karen- That's a wonderful tradition! I love the ones my kids make (of course). They are much better than those ugly gold spray-painted macaroni ones they had us make in school.

Cagey- They popped up on my welcome page at Amazon this weekend. Very cheap. I'm thinking 14.99 a box of 24 (there were 3 varieties, so I got 2 of them because I couldn't decide and I had to jettison our old glass balls from 20 years ago. They had somehow corroded with being next to the lights, so we needed more shiny things to hang). Let me know if you want me to email any particulars or the web page. We've got old ornaments that my grandmother made during WWII when they weren't to use metal and ones that have cought my fancy over the years. The tree ornaments are my very favorite part of Christmas.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Those are GLORIOUS!!!!
I love them.

I want four boxes of them.
Pray tell... where did you scoop them from?

Wow. They look like lovely Christmas Easter Eggs. And we know how important eggs are, right? (hee hee...)

I would have those all over the house. Yes ma'am.

Lucky girl!

If it looks like that at your place before December, can I please request that you put up photos of your Christmas decorations?
Pretty please? Because I have just the littlest hunch that they will be ~spectacular~.

Thank you!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

6:31 PM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Ok... so, I was in such a rush to tell you how great they were that I wrote first and read other comments second.

Amazon huh? I'm all over it. Unless you feel like emailing me the website... that'd be lovely.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

They are beautiful and look delicate as well as old-fashioned. (And also a little like they might be foil-wrapped chocolate!)

12:28 PM  
Blogger moegirl said...

Very beautiful!

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Rotten Correspondent said...

Those ornaments really are spectacular. I have to agree with the earlier comment about looking like chocolates. Until I read it I wasn't sure which one they were.

Hmm. Edible ornaments.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Scarlett- I emailed you the site a bit ago. Sadly, the price is much higher than the deal I got. Damn them! (And my holiday decorations? Not terribly wonderful as I'm a lazy thing, but I'd be delighted to post this and that over the weeks.)

Ruth- Delicate but not so delicate that you're afraid to have your kids hang them (I've a few of those, I must admit. They go up high away from small hands and large tails.)

Stace- Thanks, honey.

Julie- I've seen foil-wrapped chocolates as ornaments. Dangerous idea, at least in our chocoholic household.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Rozanne said...

I totally thought they were chocolate ornaments, too. Someone could totally make a killing with that idea.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Stepping Over the Junk said...


6:15 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Those are really beautiful! I think you must post the website for everyone.

I have way too many of the plain old glass bulbs that you can get any old place. :-(

8:21 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Rozanne- An idea who's time has come!

Stepping- They really are

Lauren- Actually, I got them off Amazon, apparently for a deal as they are now about 3 times what I paid. If you want, I can email you the page. We are finally getting rid of our 20 year old very discolored glass balls. Guess if you pay 2 bucks a dozen you can't expect them to hold up for more than a couple of decades.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Oh my! They are everyone else agrees. If I could part from the absurdly enormous collection of ornaments I already have I would be contacting Amazon right this second. OK, time for me to head upstairs and crack open those 6 red and green Rubbermaid boxes and start decorating!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

I want to take them to the Faberge estate in Russia (there is one, right?) and scatter them about the lawn.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Teresa- I adore ornaments above all else. You can never have too many, even if the tree falls over. That's why we have ropes.

Jocelyn- If there isn't a Faberge estate, there should be. It should look something like St Basil's but with more glitter.

9:07 AM  
Blogger listie said...

Oh, pretty! (Much better than eye goop - sorry I'm just managing to catch up.)

10:52 AM  

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