Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Day After

This is the first time I have ever done *the day after Christmas shopping.* In previous years I have always worked on the 26th, so early this morning I set out to see what I could find.
Whoo Hoo!! did I ever have a marvelous time. I just love Christmas decorations and they were all 50-75% off. I came home with many, many tissue wrapped treasures.

As usual, click on the pictures for a larger view.

As far as I am concerned, a tree is never too full of decorations unless it starts to topple *grin*

Some of my treasures

A pretty clip on glass bird. This year many of the decorations are made of glass and are decorated with very colorful feathers

I just had to have this little bird

Pretty fruit

Gilded wreath

Sequined gold balls and a decoration made from mirror.

A Jim Shore nutcracker. Stands 12' high.

A pretty bauble

Feather and glass bauble

Bird in cage. Anyone would think I like birds

Just had to have these three, especially the cat

As well as the fish, I also purched a wreath, some very nice velvet& gold pointsetters and three red with gold snowflake design, votive holders.
I so enjoyed my shopping spree that I will be looking forward to next year.


Dick said...

Your tree is beautiful! I am kind of a chicken when it comes to venturing out on these major shopping days. I did get to Costco today but just to the photo counter to pickup prints of images I had uploaded & ordered, so I was able to sneak in and out easily. We all still need to meet for that mocha one of these days.

Mary Lou said...

WHERE did you find those? I LOVE them! on the Island?
tell me please!! PLEASE!! PRETTY PLEASE!!!

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Mary Lou I found them at Linds. I was there at 8:45am and knew exactly where to go when the doors opened. Everything went very quickly, folks were filling shopping baskets as fast as they could.
I will do the same next year, I go in every time I go to the grocery store and memorize where things are so I can get what I want and get out of there fast.

Anonymous said...

You really got some pretty things.

Happy New Year.

Rivrdog said...

I had to go out to Fred Meyer today to get a prescription filled. I would not have challenged the crowds otherwise. It was berserk. The pharmacy is right across the aisle from the Customer Service Returns section, and that was amusing to watch. The store management did okay with the right number of personnel there, and dispite a 20-40 cart lineup, no one waited over 10 minutes, but one time they had to sound an "All Hands" to get one employee from each department to come and wheel away the carts full of returned merchandise that built up at the return station.

The managers get top marks, IMHO, they kept ahead of it, and that's what counts. Too bad the pharmacy wasn't as fast, I had to wait 45 minutes for my R/X.

Anonymous said...

Makes me wish I had ventured out. :-)
Lovely ornaments.. and when you take them out again next year you will be reminded of your shopping fun.