It's been an incredibly busy past two weeks for me. I can't believe I haven't joined in on some of the fun Holiday link parties out there. How do you all do it? I haven't even been able to read up on many of the blogs posted. I literally just got my tree up this past Monday, altho I spent the day putting up other decorations throughout the house Sunday. Last Saturday was mostly about a party I was helping out at and attending. I did spend some of last Saturday morning housecleaning, anticipating having all my decorating done Sunday. Since this includes my daughters, it became an issue when it turned out they had made other plans. When in their minds ANYTHING started taking precedence over helping dear old Mom put up the tree, I don't know, but though they wanted to be included in doing so, it took waiting till Monday and then insisting to get them to spend that hour and a half together putting up the ornaments.
I will get the pictures up for the rest of my Christmas decorating later. Right now I wanted to tell about my latest Goodwill find. I've become positively addicted to stopping by the Goodwill on my way home from work. Because I've also been putting together a small 50th birthday party for a coworker this week, I hadn't gotten there until Friday. I will often do a quick run-through, so as not to have the family wait dinner on me, but this trip I found a set of four fun Christmas dessert plates, still in the box, for $4. Fair enough, I grabbed those and brought them home. I finally got a chance this morning to open up the box for a closer look today, and was delighted to find there are 3 different designs on them.
This set is called 'Santa's Ornaments' by Evermore Signatures Housewares Collection, and I don't believe it's a high-end set. This might have been at any discount or drugstore originally, but I was thrilled to have it land on my table. This windup Santa toy was the plate on top in the box, I assumed the plates would all have this design.
There are two of these green trimmed Santa designs in the box set.
I think this crescent shaped Santa ornament is my favorite one. Notice how the 3 designs each have different greetings on the edge.
Bring on the fruitcake, we are ready to dessert in holiday style!
Hope everyone is enjoying their own busy and bright Christmas season.