Wednesday, November 14, 2007
mid-week thrift, some thoughts, and my first ever blog give away
is anyone out there so not-at-all-prepared for the encroaching holiday season as i? the local news is already talking about shopper stress, the giant evergreen has been delivered to the downtown mall and blogland is chock full of gift tips and crafty decor. every part of me wants to bury my head in the sand, preferably the white sand of some far off coastline that doesn't celebrate christmas.
ok, i'm sorry.
the essence of it all for me is the winter solstice. the candles, the flaming yule log, the strings of twink-light, all urging the sun to return. the evergreen being that which remains vibrant in the deadest time of year. the presence of faerie. i just have to keep reminding myself of the essence, and of how very magical it can and should be through the eyes of my child.
but this year, for what-ever reason, i have a feeling i'm going to have to battle the scrooge with all my might.
the evil elf pictured above. i found it at the thrift store today.
i also found this awesome cosmetic bag, brand new with tags, $1 instead of $22.
and this little framed picture i so love, age of innocence
even if it costs less than a few lattes a week, this thrifting habit is a little over the top lately. . .
but finally, the grand prize, these magnets, still packaged, $2 instead of $12, made by blueq, which seems to make lots of fun must-have kitsch. can you read the small print?
i had to just stick the whole package on the frig.
there were a few other things, but they're surprises.
and to get myself in the holiday spirit, i'm going to have my first ever blog give-away. i'm a little afraid. what if no one responds?
say hello in my comments, mention something about what keeps you afloat through the holiday season, and make sure to leave your email address. i'll do a random drawing and the winner will receive a package of these fabulous magnets (of course i picked up more than one package!).
you know you want some!