Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. I so enjoy the whole day leading up to dinner - listening to music, setting the table, arranging flowers (Peonies in November!), and all those hours spend talking and chopping and mixing. My little sister is in town and I am looking forward to spending a relaxing day cooking and baking with her. She is the pie expert and I am on stuffing duty. :-)
I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a most wonderful day!
Some of my favorite childhood memories involve a simple bottle of Elmer's glue and a tube of sparkly glitter.
Few things were more satisfying than the pure delight in squirting out those scrolly lines of white glue, dusting them with glitter, and then shaking off the excess to reveal an instant work of art. Even as an adult, I still like to glitter things. :-) No doubt you can find a myriad of different glitters at your local craft store, but have you ever considered vintage glitter?
I adore vintage craft supplies and vintage glitter is even prettier than the modern variety!
Ebay, Etsy, and tag sales are great places to find it at bargain prices - often in unsealed, unopened tubes.
Multi-colored varieties are my personal favorite, as I love how no two mixes are exactly the same.
In honor of the upcoming holiday season (and my love of all things that glitter), I will be beginning a new series after Thanksgiving that will feature a month's worth of glittery finds and sparkly projects - from the prettiest polishes and handbags to glittery cookies and crafts! Stay tuned...
Truth be told, Mini-me is a bit of a party-pooper these days. This was the second year in a row that she outright refused to dress up for Halloween. This came as a great disappointment to her mother (moi), who LOVES to come up with pretty costumes each year. I suppose it was inevitable, but nonetheless, a bit disappointing. It would actually have been completely devastating if not for the fact that I still have my Mini-mini-me - through whom I can continue to live out all my tulle-festooned fantasies. Ballerinas, brides, and princesses - we've done them all over the years. This year Mini-mini decided that she would like to dress up as Audrey Hepburn. I had contemplated making a costume for her and then I found a gorgeous vintage prom dress on Etsy.
It was a stunning shade of Tiffany Blue, tea length, and sized in something like a double zero. It was perfect...and with a few alterations, fit her beautifully!
We accessorized with some large Tiffany Blue pearls and some sparkly earrings...
Then we piled her long hair high up on her head and, as a finishing touch, added a rhinestone tiara.
I am so happy that Mini-mini-me loved her costume and that I had one more year to indulge in frothy layers of tulle. It all goes by way too quickly, but I remain hopeful that Mini-me will once again someday rediscover her inner princess.