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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My UK Mail Has Arrived ..

Hello my dear friends,

I can't believe that my UK mail has already arrived here in Canada ~ it was only 5 or so days ago ~ amazing!

Now I can let you see what I have won on eBay but I am still not going to give away too much right now. You see, it is just Spring time and this is going to be a Christmas time project ... hmm ... maybe Christmas in July? I will have to see how well I can contain myself.

And this is what arrived in the mail yesterday ...

... lots of very old Christmas tree tin candle clips.
They are all covered in decades of old dirt and pine needles. Luckily this is nothing that a bath in hot water won't fix without destroying the beauty of their age.

They are all different sizes, shapes and even colors.

Another tiny bit of information that I will share with you about my Christmas creation is ... it will still be a Christmas tree clip.
(It will make sense in the end ~ I promise!)

I am still on the lookout for more tattered and tarnished bits and pieces that I can use for my Christmas project at this moment in time and I am having so much fun doing so. I have already been to several church sales and oh my... I am so addicted to them and I have found a lot of beautiful treasures too ... but that is for another post that I will share with you soon.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. OMG! I love those!!! I have a ton of vintage ornaments but no candle clips. You've given me something new to be on the hunt for!

  2. SWEET - come on CHRISTMAS, lol

  3. Umm...when did you say Christmas comes??? Eh? When? Is it just around the corner?? Eh? Eh?

    Gosh darn, I've just finished wishing for Spring - and now you've got us wishing for Christmas - what happened to Summer? Eh?

    Not to fear, I'm sure you'll come up with a doozie of a project for Summer.