|This vintage parchment card with glittery pine cones was obviously taped up in the recipient's home. One can still see the mark of the cellophane tape!|
One thing I always like to look for is Christmas coffee. One can often find the 12-ounce bags very inexpensively. There were still some left, so I bought several, plus a 2-pound bag of coffee beans -- the latter was only around $6! Amazing! When I find coffee at prices like this, I put it in the freezer and bring it out at a later date.
I also got some Christmas paper napkins -- red with white snowflakes. These are wonderful to tuck into a gift basket for someone, perhaps with hot cocoa mix, mugs, mug rugs and candy canes, for example.
And I got some nifty stickers that look like Christmas lights -- the big, old-fashioned colored bulbs.
But my favorite buy was this pretty wall hanging.
|It's hanging by an old-looking gray velvet ribbon.|
|A closer look at the picture -- people entering a lighted church on a snowy evening.|
|A closer look at the bells and holly in the corner. Love the touches of glitter!|
I am finding myself more motivated than ever to try and make some special Christmas things for the coming year, and to start soon.