Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's that time of year, again!

When the mailbox if full of holiday catalogs and magazines. The festive covers make you want to tear right into them and see what you like, but just can't afford! Some of the prices in the catalogs are just plain crazy. But, I like to look anyway and sometimes the price is right.
The pages usually do not disappoint me, they are beautiful images.

I could send someone a fragrant pine wreath from Vermont! There is nothing like a simple pine wreath on your front door. Unless you have a pretty artificial wreath that has blinking lights, I like them all!

I wonder why they only show one glove? Is the other glove lost already? They are beautiful. However I buy only black gloves. When I lose one, I just go in the drawer and take out another one, it works for me. I do have a pretty set of olive green gloves. They have lasted three seasons.

I do want to learn how to paint. I have been saying that for years. This looks like a nice gift.

Block Island is a small island off the Rhode Island coast. It sounds like a nice way to spend the weekend. It is about a 40 minute ferry ride. I will have to think about this some more. I can not imagine having to take the ferry on a bad winter day.

A cashmere hot water bottle cover, I think I need this. At least that is what the catalog tells me.

This is just adorable. Does the pink coat come in my size?

We like to play Scrabble in our house. I think games are great Christmas gifts.

I just thought this was an interesting way to sell a pair of boots. It did get my attention and that is what they want to do.

I have made biscotti, it is not really that difficult. I like the little white heart ornament. I also like the simple red and white packaging.

Soft and cozy beyond believe! I would love a set of flannel sheets!

This is a great idea for a family gift.

It is nice to sit down with a cup of coffee and look through all the holiday magazines that come to our house. I always mark my favorite pages. Hopefully, I have the time to try a new recipe. There is always a new decorating idea or two. To be truthful I hardly ever buy from the catalogs, but they can be full of creative ideas. I am still not sure about the sheep in the boots, but I will admit it was creative!

Thanks for visiting!


Kim's Treasures said...

I love going through all the catalogs! I can't afford to buy either but sometimes you find great ideas that you can recreate on the cheap!

Have a great day! I'm back to sewing!

Crickit said...

Boy... looking through all of those catalogs of Christmas make me realize, I really need to get out and do some shopping! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I enjoy going through catalogs and magazines. I can't afford most items also, but am inspiried. I'm busy sewing and creating. Have fun with the projects!

Miss Debbie said...

I wonder what the sheep thought!! Thanks for sharing your catalogs with us!


cute stuff (:) love the free people clothes..sheep and all the pretty pics..
On the day
of the death of Diana so sad..we were out of town in a motel when I saw it so sad also little John Johns death ~!
~~~~~ boooooooo the Queen (:) LOL
oh yes ~!!

Adrienne said...

i love magazines too... and just enjoyed my new martha stewart in the mail yesterday, all in one sitting. the pages sucked me in. i've also made biscotti and was also surprised how easy it was to make... tasty too!

steviewren said...

I haven't gotten nearly as many as you. I did get the one with the boot wearing sheep. It was a artsy and whimsical and I wonder how they got that big ole sheep to pose in those shoes too.