I always feel torn between Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. Not wanting to let go of fall and its special days, but feeling the Christmas season slipping away before it officially begins. Especially this year. Christmas is less than a month after Thanksgiving. I usually start slipping some Christmas decorations in around my house.
I've been cleaning closets lately and found a small box that contained these vintage elf/gnome type fellows, and pine cones. Each piece was carefully wrapped in soft paper towels, which only means one thing. These came from my mother-in-law :) She has cared for and kept more things than anyone I've ever known. I also found a small box of bottle brush trees that I bought on clearance a few years ago. I thought these would be great to use for the Anthropologie inspired snow globes I've seen around blog land.
I actually had everything on hand. I used some faux snow flakes that you can get at Target. I wanted to use the jars upright so the words were right side up. I just put a little "snow" in the bottoms, set in the tree or elf, and sprinkled a little snow over them before placing the lid back on the jar.
Updated to add: A "Heritage" collection of blue jars was sold this year. They look a bit different, but cost less and are probably more available than the vintage jars. There is a link to some for sale on Amazon HERE
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