Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Once Upon A Time.................

I owned a Department 56 North Pole Village.  31 house to be exact and even more accessories.  The problem was I didn't own the same size house to display them.  Plus the unpacking, the packing back up, the fact that all average $88.00 and up, somewhere to store it.  Thought about it and decided to downsize.  Sold about two thirds on Ebay last year for more than I thought they would fetch.  Yeah, Christmas money and at the end of the holiday I never missed them.   

Fast forward to this year.  I have seen so many great Christmas crafts and decorations online but with the remaining pieces that I have I have no where to put any new decor.  Made an easy decision to place the rest on Ebay, make a little money and create me some space to be decorated!  But affordable and cheap as always..........

I had some scraps laying around from our deck addition and when I glanced over to the pile I saw presents!

I simply painted them and tied a ribbon around them.  Hopefully this weekend they will find a home on my mantel.  I have a few more and was thinking I may lay those down and wrap the ribbon like a package and display on one of my decorated tables! Or may even mod podge some paper on them! 

And oh, I have a giveaway going on over at Home For Hire !

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  1. Hi Donna - I saw your link-up at Ginger Snap. What a cute idea, and perfect for a mantel. Love how you organized your spices, also. Anyway, I'm your newest follower. Nice to "meet" you. :)

  2. This is such a great idea! So simple, free, and totally festive! Love it!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  3. These are super cute, would make great teacher gifts.

    Your Newest Follower

  4. Thanks for the comments guys and thanks for following!!!!


  5. This is very simple and completely adorable! I love the way they turned out and the ribbon you used. Thanks for linking up @ and supporting me! Hope to find you there next week!


  6. What a simple cute idea! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas carnival

  7. I love these! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  8. Love this idea! Thanks for linking up with me at my linky party today!

  9. Great idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!!

  10. SO cute!! Thank you so much for linking up with the frog this week! These little presents would be perfect with our fireplace decor! Fabulous inspiration!!
    Hoppy Holidays!