I got this gold tree at Goodwill, my daughter had gotten the same tree a couple weeks before and I insisted she take it because I knew it would look so good in her "mantle top forest".(even though I think I liked it better than she did ) But secretly I really wanted it myself. So imagine my delight when I found it once again at my favorite store, Goodwill. Then later I found a beautiful deer to go with it at Thrift City for 90 cents! When I got them they looked like this...
As you can probably tell the deer is gold leafed. I almost left it as is because it was actually quite beautiful. But then I thought again and realized I only paid 90 cents for it so I didn't need to feel any guilt for "ruining" the pretty gold leafing. So the transformation began and I couldn't be more happy--
I painted them white and then spray them with spray glue and sprinkled glitter all over them. I think they are so lovely! I was just thrilled when the paint cracked--it looks so beautiful.
I made a little riser for the tree to help with the scale between the two. I don't know why I love that tree so much--it is charming I think. I always wonder why some things really appeal to some people. These 2 are going to be part of my table centerpiece for December.
So I am starting to get a little stressed about everything I need to do for thanksgiving. I don't want to be that way so I am going to sit down, have a hot chocolate and make a list of what needs to be done--because that should help me not stress and just get it done. I had a nice telephone conversation with my Dad today and I hadn't talked to him for awhile so that was nice. That is the kind of thing that is important. Thanksgiving dinner being perfect is not that important. Sometimes I need to have a talk with my perfectionist side and remind myself of that.
How are your Christmas planning going? Anybody have their shopping/crafting done?
All I have to say is I think Santa Clause is coming to town way to soon...I'm not ready!