Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Booth - Christmas Edition

I have been busy for the last couple of weeks. This post is a little scattered but please stay with me [smile].

First, did you know that Waverly teamed with Hefty and came out with these scrumptious paper goods? I didn't. I already LOVE Waverly fabric so I was smitten when I saw these:

With a reasonable Wally World price of $2.88, I think these are a definite knock out of the park!

Moving on... Jacob helped his Mama create this CUTE diaper cake for a shower gift:

I helped him do this cake for the shower. The cake was HUGE! The wheels are regular size 8" cake pans so that should give you an idea as to the size of the cake. It is by no means perfect but we were very happy with how it turned out. And, it fed a lot of people! I got the idea from a Crafting Traditions magazine that I picked up at the thrift store. I love buying magazines at the thrift. My fav thrift, America's Thrift Store, sells magazines 3 for 99 cents. It makes it much easier to buy them, read them and toss them without the guilt of wasting a lot of money on a subscription.
I told you I was going to ramble.....

I took vacation this past Monday to get the booth ready for Christmas open house. I had so much fun!

I decided to do a gingerbread man them on the baker's rack:

The copper cannisters sold almost immediately and did not make it to the open house.

Look at the cute mini nativity blow mold set that I found at a yard sale earlier this summer. Hubby put these and the lamps on a timer and set it to turn off about 30 minutes before the store closes for the night.
More Random shots. The folded Alabama shirt has already sold!

The plate says "Jesus is the reason for the season." I have come to love incorporating red birds in my Christmas decorating.
This vintage santa suit is a late addition to the booth. I spotted this from across the Goodwill and tried not to sprint over to it! It is vintage with a heavy metal zipper. It is very clean with no stains. I got it for a steal and hope it goes to a new, good home! I think it definitely adds Christmas charm to the booth.
Finally, on a sad note, my dad's brother Buddy was found dead one week ago. His funeral was Friday. He died just about a month after his brother Phillip. There are now 5 Lee children with my dad being the only remaining son. At its longest, life is SHORT! Take advantage of everyday!