Soon it will be time......all the glorious Halloween decorations will be put away and the weather grows chilly. Then the little white men start their march from the basement. They may slowly grow their numbers while your back is turned. And then suddenly you feel their eyes upon you and you realize you are out numbered because they are everywhere.....
On the mantle.....
On the shelves.....
On the walls.....
By the windows....
All over the Christmas tree....
Christmas :my Christmas is just that , Christmasy, I do have a couple Halloweenish ornaments, a spider web, old world style,which is white and silver spider web, and a old world pumpkin,,so along those lines would be good,, I am a ornament junkie,, can not resist a sparky ornament , do mostly "fancy" glass, but sparkly plastic is ok too, put it at the bottom, although my cats leave them alone at this point, I also love, love snowmen,collect any and all, ornaments, knick knacks, etc . Old World Santa's, snowflakes, elegantly traditional if that makes sense. Vintage ornaments like from the ,, 40,s and 50s. think shiny brite style,I like Victorian style Christmas, wreaths, wall swags,, basically if it is Chrismas-y I will adore it, Christmas art work,, and hand sewn items like wall hangings, table runners, etc. Kitchen towels, etc. wax melts, love most scents, but must admit I am a flowery kind of gal, as well as pine type scents, although am not really picky..
love the Wizard of Oz, especially the green witch in all her forms, would love a Wicked witch ornament
Home made/ handmade is awesome, as is thrift store finds I adore kitties and have four babies...
Halloween :witches : dolls, figurines, etc. cat figurines, a
adult porcelain dolls, elegant fabric, like could be worn by a vampire doll, witch doll, gypsy doll, etc; lace, ribbon,etc,
OK, my list might be a tad different than others. I don't want to sound like a hard-luck case here, but I thought on what I REALLY want to be reaped with and this is it. So here goes...
I am having surgery November 28th, and will be off work, without pay, for six weeks. I will have help from family, but I want my reaper to perhaps focus on some of these simple things, that I can do with my kids, to make their holiday season bright and shiny, as though times aren't tough. They're kids, and don't need to suffer for my situation! And I will have no extra money to throw into stuff like this. So, this is what I would love for them:
* Christmas crafting kits/ materials/kids crafts stuff. So we can make some fun stuff!
* Maybe those clear ornaments to paint/fill, etc...
* Snowman accessory kit, for when we get a good snowfall! I've seen stuff like this and love the idea.
* Christmas baking kits?
* Christmas sprinkles/frostings/cookie mixes etc
* Perhaps cookie cutters?
* Any small little present/candy gift for my kids. My daughter is eleven, my son is nine. Nothing big, just so they will be excited to get a tiny treat when I get a package!
I know, that seems strange and sorry to ask, but that is my focus going into the season. I'll be home, we have time to make good memories from this and I just need those little items that make all the difference! Thank you so much reaper, for taking this into consideration!
That aside, a general "likes" for Christmas :
* Would love something with a black/silver/turquoise/ hot pink color scheme. Maybe reaper if you have a small black tree? Would be excited to start this theme. Or a handpainted wooden tree sign in these colors..
* Love wooden boards/signs with Christmas messages on them.
* Love santas and snowmen.
* Love Christmas scented wax cubes for my warmer.
* Any Christmas lights, regular or fun novelty shapes.
* Love skull and skeleton stuff
* Love pumpkins/ jack-o-lanterns
* Candles, candlestick holders, any shape size.
* Blowmolds, Beistle Halloween pails/cutouts.
AS ALWAYS I really appreciate handmade items! Surprise me!
To get ideas on what I like here are some of my Christmas boards:
WEB SHOOTER-used or homemade
candles-taper, square, triangle, pillar, in any colors
vines-real or fake
dead, fall looking or black flowers
Fortune teller related not stated above
jewelry-any kind of odd/costume junk (garage sale/second hand store)
unique picture frames
gothic/medieval looking items
old keys and locks
music sounds-like bubbling, wolves, wind ect.
Gothic candle holders/candelabras/chandeliers
old rotary phone-victorianish style
Festoon (coffin) curtains/material
Unique bottles-glass or plastic
anything that can be re-purposed (candle stick holders metal or wood, candle stands, old plant stands, trays, etc.) You never know what you can come up with using other things
I like lots of things and odd works for me too. I am not picky other than dislikes. I do a lot of shopping at Goodwill and second hand stores.
For Christmas- I like cute such as snowmen, elves, reindeer, any cute animals. I love those gift bags made of brown paper with the cute pictures on them (I get mine at Wal-Mart). They make nice decorations. I also like mantel type stuff. I have a cute reindeer and a spiral tree so far and would love other things along that line. I like cute boxes as well.
I also like rustic,trational Christmas items and nutcrackers as well.
-Shiny, Glittery, Red & Green Decorations
-Bumble the Abominable Snowman (love him! haha)
-Any gingerbread decor
-Baked Goods/Christmas Candy
-Santa (any kind of Santa decor)
-Love the Grinch
-A Christmas Story
-Christmas wreath for my door
-Christmas throw pillows
-Elf (the movie, love anything to do with it, have the dvd already)
-Any kind of decorations for my Christmas Cookies (sprinkles, candies, etc.)
-Any kind of Christmas signs -chalkboard, paper, anything!
-Love anything handmade too!
I decorate for Christmas as much as I do for Halloween! On Christmas Eve I have a big party with family and friends at my house. A few days before Christmas some of my family and friends come over to bake and decorate cookies all night - so anything is welcome for that! I love anything Christmas - and glitter is great! haha!