Friday, January 29, 2016

A few more after-Christmas buys

Isn't this tin adorable?
Just a few more things to show you today.  I will simply add captions to the photos as I have a busy day ahead.  The tin at top was actually purchased after Christmas 2014.  We had stashed it away with other Christmas packaging items and forgot about it until we brought those things out this year.  I am not sure I could package fudge or whatever in this tin.  It is just too pretty!  As you can probably tell, the snowflakes are on the clear part of the tin's lid, while the scene is inside.  I keep thinking I would like to make a little scene inside, but probably it is pretty enough just as it is.  The photo below shows what the sides of the tin look like.
Now, just a few more:
I think I paid $2 or $2.50 for this pretty poinsettia mug in Marshalls.  Not sure yet if I will keep it or gift it, but thought it was so pretty!
This slightly blurry pic shows a lovely box also purchased at Marshalls.  This was $2 but will make a very special gift container.  I included this pic to show the glittery sides of the box lid.
A better photo of the same box
This gift bag was 90¢ at Marshalls.  I love that they have one-of-a-kind items, but sometimes I wish they had more than one of an item!  Like this bag.
This is a very blurry photo indeed but I had to include it since it was the only picture I got of these gift bags.  I actually got several different designs, and the picture doesn't do it justice.  The backgrounds are sort of woodgrain in different colors, and I forget now the other designs, but they are very pretty.  Look very expensive, but in fact they were around 30¢, I believe, at Ocean State Job Lot.  I got at least a half dozen of these.
Hope you have enjoyed this look at a few of our after-Christmas deals!


  1. Love the tin can! but I must admit my favorite is the gift bag... I want one

  2. It is so cute, isn't it, Luludou? Do you have Marshalls, Home Goods or TJ Maxx in your part of Canada? I love the variety of fun and interesting things they carry for the holidays and for gifts.

  3. That tin is a gem! And the glitter edge box, beauty! The gift bags are awesome! You find brilliant after sale treasures! I didn't have an opportunity to hit the post Christmas sales but have enjoyed your shopping, thank you. :)

  4. Isn't that tin so sweet, Mrs. Smith? As I mentioned in the post, we got it in 2014 and I don't even remember where! It might have been Jo-Ann's or possibly even Rite Aid. I just pulled it out again to see if there was any name on the bottom of the tin, but no. I wonder if you could find one like it online anywhere?

    Oh, and that glitter edge box. Loved it. There were some other, similar ones that were actually musical boxes. They had a little key to wind them up and played a Christmas song. Those were a lot more pricey so I stuck with the plain one.

    Glad you enjoyed seeing these finds! We love after-Christmas bargain hunting!

  5. Hi Mrs. T! I have joined a "Christmas Club" at my local quilt shop, we meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month. I want to give my friends a list of Christmas blogs, and am hoping you will continue with yours. It has always been such fun to read. You can visit my blog at where I intend to blog at least once a month to note my Christmas plans and progress. Mary in VA

  6. Hi Mary!

    Oh, yes, I have plenty of things to blog about here. It's just a lack of time right now. By all means give your friends my blog address. There are loads of things here in the archives that may interest them.

    I am happy to see you have resumed your Rudy Day News blog. And this is interesting -- I also have joined a "Christmas Club" only mine is at a local library!

    I'll try to post here soon. I'm in a very heavy season of life with eldercare, and it's hard to find time for anything extra. But I do have a lot to share here so ... we will seen. Thanks for updating me!


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