Thursday, November 09, 2006

Nutcracker Market is Today

Yeah Yeah Yeah. It is my favorite shopping day of the year! I LURVE the Nutcracker Market. One of my dreams is to have 6 of my friends to take off work and go with me in a limo to the Nutcracker Market and just shop our little hearts out. It was a great show today and I found some amazing stuff! Here is a big picture view of my purchases...

There is a theme here... toile and toile and more toile with some mosaic thrown in for good measure. From the back is a santa hanger (I'll add a message with chipboard), a small china saucer and lid in red toile (very unusual), picture frame made of beads, a basket in the shape of a bone with dachshund Christmas cards and some doggie shampoo (I know!). Four cute little dishes with playing card suits and a spreader, a black toile mosaic fleur de lis, a pink and green mosaic fleur de lis, a black toile crucifix, a tin yard ornament for Christmas, a fleur de lis photo holder, an ecru tin basket, 3 tin angels, a basket made from pine needles (it smells amazing plus two coasters not shown)
I also got snagged at a booth that had soaps and lotions, with lots of lavender. Well, I love lavender and this lady filled me up with all kinds of products.

I had to have the bag - it was shampoo for dogs which I skipped but I had to have the bag. This is a lavender neck wrap and sachets, lavender bubble bath, spray and bath salts plus a foot file (I don't think it's lavender but let me check to make sure).

And then the piece de resistance:

It was the first booth when I walked in and I walked right up there and bought this lamp. I had to have this little teapot lamp with the chenille lampshade (pink and purple!) with pom pom fringe. The whole booth had cute teapot lamps and adorable chandeleirs. I'm glad I got it. I didn't bat an eyelash at the price - thank you casino!

Did you want some close ups of the stash?

That's a cute little dachshund ornament that I'm going to surprise my husband. He will just love it. Oh and a pink luggage tag - those were prevalent at the market.
Guess what is going into my crafts room? Isn't he just the cutest. Don't you want to make one just like it. I love him. I will have to think of a name for him. Any ideas?

Well, I left the market around one-ish and stopped at two scrapbook stores, Just for Fun and Novel Approach. I'm too tired to take pics of that stash so you'll have to trust me on it. Got some good stuff, a little bit of this and that. I'm going to miss the bus tour on Saturday so I figured I'd beat the crowd and pick up a few items. I've been waiting for the paper frills and they were in. I ended the day at Wal-Mart, which is really hilarious in a way. From one end of the shopping spectrum to the other. I found a clock to make, Heidi style.

And finally, I'll just say this is my 4th day going without sweets and its working well. I'm glad I'm doing it. Its getting easier now that I have a few days strung together. The first few nights I was craving sweets in the evening something fierce. I hope to get more energy now besides weight loss.
I'm tired, I need some sleep!

1 comment:

Megan said...


What great stash! I love it all - I want to go to Nutcracker Market - it looks like soooo much fun!! I lurve the Fleur du Lis and the poker dishes and it all.