Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Queen of Tizz!

Recently I was working at my sister’s gift shop and a shopper (a lady I knew) called  me  the Queen of Tizz!  How funny is that!? My kids thought it was so me and I have to admit I would spend all days tizzing around if only I could.  Such a shame I (and all of you!!) have to do all the mundane things around the house too! We were unpacking a HUGE amount of Christmas decorations ready to display. This year my sister has really gone in two directions….the classic silver, pinks and greens and also a line of gorgeous brightly coloured tin decorations so that called for two very different tables. The classic was easy..I just gathered up all the gorgeous clear glass containers and filled them all with decorations. They make such a great display just like that. We did have a slight problem though, we had overloaded the tree and it toppled over! I was leaning down nearby and too frightened to lift my head. Luckily we only broke 3 baubles hanging on the tree and no damage to all the gorgeous glassware!
The other table is a very rustic table with natural wreaths, a red burlap cloth, vintage tin truck and rustic Christmas sign. I had Mr FH help me find a branch which was about the same size all along and he kindly (!!) sliced off 9 slices which I took and stencilled them to spell out Christmas. They looked a little bright and new so after I’d finished stencilling I found some nugget and a brush and dirtied them up a little. They still weren’t quite right so I tied some red and gold ribbon (I really wanted tartan but couldn’t find any!) around them and stood them on their side on the table. My sister has had a few customers wanting to buy them!!
Every year I vow I’m not buying any more decorations for Christmas but every year I weaken!! I guess this year will be no different!
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7 comments:

Katie Drane said...

Gorgeous decorations, I love them all! I'm so glad to be following you--your blog is great:)

Katie
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Alycia Nichols said...

You GO, girl!!! I love what you did with those little wood slices! What a cute idea! I think you owe hubby a big ol' kiss for helping you out on that one! I love the idea, and I think I may have to incorporate it into my decor! So sorry to hear that tree toppled over! Yikes! That must have scared you something awful!!! If only 3 ornaments broke, you were very lucky!!! The displays are really pretty, and I love all the pink and green!!!

Christa said...

Wow! I'm a fan of those wood (slices?). That could have lots of applications. That was a great idea for fall, Christmas, a guy's birthday....... Cool!

Katherines Corner said...

I will be sorting my decorations a bit over the next few days too. You have some lovely things! xo

Carolyn Robbins said...

How beautiful! I love all of the color combinations. I bet you have fun "playing" at the store! I know you are suppose to be working but I know you are playing! Thanks for the great post!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love your decorations.

I better see if I can follow you also.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
Beautiful ornaments, your sister's gift store looks amazing!


Jody