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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Joy

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?

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  1. Your shelf is very cute and festive. I love your Santa mugs too. Hope you have a Merry Christmas, even if it is late in getting to you =o)


  2. Everything looks so pretty! Merry Christmas!

  3. Your shelf is adorable!! I love the cards on the rope and your creative JOY letters and your santas are just too cute!

    Merry Christmas!!

  4. Love your vintage Christmas items...check a previous post that I did on all of my Santa mugs! Tiffany (the Cranky Queen)

  5. It brings a smile to my face, too! Love all your vintage cups, your card garland and your creative "joy"!

  6. I love the vintage print garland...very cute! I am a new follower!