Hello all and happy December Monday. Although my posts have been a litte far and…
Most of us collect something right? Do you have a set of meaningful items that you love to look at or bring out on special occasions? Maybe it’s dishes, salt and pepper shakers (my grandparents have dozens of sets from every trip they took), or holiday ornaments that you bring out at this time of year?
For me I love these little metal glitter houses. Way back in the day I worked at Bath and Body Works, and at the time the store was connected to The White Barn Candle Company (do they even have those anymore?). As employees we got to see all the merchandise before everyone else. I fell in love with this little white house candle holder. It was pretty, covered in glitter, and had such a warm presence I had to bring it home with me.
Then I spotted a silver house while at an arts and crafts festival about two years ago and my little glitter house collection began. Two certainly makes a collection I say.
But the collection story gets better! Earlier this year at DIY Day at Goodwill I found a collection of 4 houses that would be perfect additions to my glitter town-in-the-making.
Of course they needed a makeover. Spray paint to the rescue. I taped off the insides, and used white, gold and silver to color them up. The glitter went on with a light layer of spray adhesive first.
And now my town is complete and has moved to the mantel this season. I’ve seen people make these with paper or poster board, but I love that they are metal so I can put a candle in them, even a battery operated one, if I want. The white bottle brush trees are from Joanns.
Wednesday I’ll be at Pretty Handy Girl showing you how to hang stockings without a mantel or stair railing. And come back Friday for the whole house holiday tour!