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Monday, November 14, 2011

Knockoff….Who’s There?

The annual torture has begun arriving in my mailbox. Yours too? Pretty, sparkly, shiny things that this magpie just adores… and can not afford or just cannot bring herself to pry the money out of her crafty hands.

As many of you know my sweet girl has worked for Anthro/Urban Outfitters for oh, I guess three years now. It is an awesome company to work for. They are very good to their employees. I was perusing what I might like to add to my closet, kitchen or tree via a Christmas gift from the Fashionista and her discount. I of course saw much that made me swoon. But there were a few things that have me hightailing it to my crafting area.

Oh Christmas tree. I want an entire forest. My guess is that my various star shaped cookie cutters and pinking shears will get so much of a workout that I will stop after one.

My version of perfect pearls. One styrofoam ball, a bit of velvet ribbon and one million pearls. It will look perfect alongside these gems that I made two years ago.

This sweet snow globe I have already interpreted for your viewing pleasure. It will make it’s debut on December 7th. (Yes, I plan my holiday extravaganza posts weeks in advance. :)

I see various paint cards in shades of dove white, champagne and platinum getting a makeover by my paper punch.

There’s something about these tags… hand sewn sweet simplicity.

As for what will still be going on my wish list….

Because I like creating art with kids.

To cinch in all the Christmas cookies…

A girl can never have too much glitter.

If we win the lottery, I am sure this cast iron gem would make me a better cook.

The following treasures might possibly be in my shopping cart:

For the fan of the man.

A deer for a dear. You know who you are.

I have a cake lady in my life. Do you?

In the spirit of Sesame Street each post will temporarily end with one bit of handicraft available in my Etsy shop.

Today’s post was brought to you by Gift Box A (for Angels).

A very vintage christmas 061

Happy Monday,



dreamday said...

i'm here!!! can i craft with you?! please... xo!

dreamday said...

ps-i used to work at anthro too! which one is your daughter at?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh I am loving all these goodies!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee that paper Christmas tree!! I think I need to try that! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Dreamday,

I have no otherway to contact you. The Fashionista worked at the Mesa Anthro in the visuals dept and is now at the Fashion Square U.O.

Happy shopping and crafting!

Red Gate Farm said...

I was just at Anthro on Saturday... saw the tree and made it already! Not quite the same but I like it. And I bought a couple of supplies to make one of the cute little jar "snowglobes" (little trees and white snow)... can't wait until they arrive!


jeanette from everton terrace said...

My daughter worked at Anthro while an undergrad. I almost cried when she left there because that discount and family/friends sale was gone. Still miss it!!

Debbie said...

LOVE LOVE that paper tree! I want to try that. I wonder if I can con some family members into being pinking elves for me?

itsbebe said...

I so agree! I printed out that pearl drop and have all the supplies ready to go! I promised me I would clean all my drawers/cabinets/closets before I started any decorating. Almost done, just under the sink, a bookcase and one cabinet...and I can make one/some. They really aren't very big...
How are you going to make yours? I so enjoy your blog

Auntie Em said...

Lots of pretty things!
I looked closely at the tree and I don't think they even used a star shape..I think it's just pinked squared...even easier to 'create'!
Love that cast iron baker though. Ahh the roasted chickens and lovely stews that would simmer to perfection!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lorrie said...

So many ideas. So little time. But so much FUN!

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving the inspiration - thank you! i saw that salt & pepper shaker at anthropology & have been on the hunt for finding some to make those myself! ooxx

Hollace said...

I saw the Neiman-Marcus catalog online. Oh my goodness.

dreamday said...

hi laura, i worked at that same store! i had to quit about a year and a half ago. it's a dangerously fun place to work ...even with the great discount.

French said...

I'll have to go by the store here to check out Holiday 2011; the big Tree is already up, I can't believe it! I love the color of that Staub cocotte..they are the best ever!

The Boston Lady said...

Laura, my friend, Kathy, made those mason jar snow globes to sell at the Fancy Flea this past weekend and they were snapped up in a second! Ann

Language of Color and Texture said...

OH.......I can't wait til the 7th to see how you make those beautiful snow globes! I love the dictionary pages x-mas tree but have no time for such a thing, so pretty.

Check out my latest post and tell me if you agree about brass/gold tones.I trust you!

Diana @ AnyoneCanDecorate said...

I love so many of the craft ideas!!! I am feeling inspired.. Although I do have a few projects in the works.. I should probably finish them first.. hehe :)

Keep up the good work...

Note: thanks for the visit and comment you left on my blog (regarding San Diego Architectural Salvage).. good luck finding those corbels!

Diana ~ Anyone Can Decorate

Teresa said...

It's Official! I'll have to stop visiting your blog until after Christmas or I'll never stick - or end - to a crafty idea.

Lovely suggestions, as usual, Laura!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Sweet "Angel" shadow box you made!

French Kissed said...

Oh my...I love that Christmas tree!


Mari said...

I too love the Christmas tree :) its all so beautiful :)


The Christmas tree is awesome! Great ideas, I'm going to try the one with the bottles. Can't wait til you make the snow globes Laura, you're so talented!
Thank you for checking my Scarlet O'Hara curtains to tablecloths.
Lots of hugs, FABBY

Terri said...

Hi sweet Laura! Your blogging friend is getting back into the swing of things after a stomach bug and taking comps for my doctorate. I am so far behind. Sigh.

I love the post on Thanksgiving but silly blogger wouldn't let me post. I love getting catalogs but I am going to have to buy another house if I get any more stuff.

Hey, that's not a bad idea.

poindextr said...

so LOVE all of these. Your little boxes are truly charming, they steal the show every time. the stacked paper in the shape of a tree really catches my imagination too. and the pantries.....! shiny objects indeed :)

Hines-Sight said...

Finally found a post that would allow a comment. Wanted to say have a wonderful Thanksgiving!