Joy to the World, Christmas is almost here. Still not ready.
Wow, the procrastinator in me is really waiting until the last minute this year. It's never been this bad.
I did decorate this shelf in my kitchen. Trying to bring myself a little Christmas JOY!
I found the wooden "O" at the thrift store last week. So I decided to spell out "JOY".
I made the "Y" from a broken branch off my willow tree. I was going to use a large cast iron hook that I have to make the "J". But because I am a closet hoarder, I had no idea where to find it. So I made a "J" from some pipe cleaner I found at Dollar Tree. What ever works.
I found lots of vintage Christmas prints from Google and Pinterest.
Printed them out onto card stock. Cut them out.
Pinned them to twine using mini clothes pins from Walmart. I had purchased some red bakers twine, which would have been perfect to use instead of the regular twine. But I have no idea where I put the stuff. My life story.
On top of the shelf I placed my new stash of Santa mugs and a couple of vintage eggnog mugs.
I found all these Santa mugs at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I got the large mug for $2.00 and the lady threw in the six smaller ones for FREE. I love free.
The vintage eggnog ones I found last year in Phoenix at a couple of different antique stores. The crystal glasses are thrift store finds as well. I just poured in some Epsom salt and placed a small bottle brush tree in each one.
This little shelf brings a smile to my face. And for some reason, I feel like singing "Joy to the World".
Luckily I still have tonight, tomorrow & Saturday to get my Christmas tree up. Who wants to bet it will be midnight Christmas Eve before it gets done?