In my hot little hands
Finally! An issue of Marie Claire Idees! It is as wonderful as I had imagined. I think I might have to break down and pay the $40 for the subscription through Amazon, since it was really hard to get this copy. (I wanted to check it out before subscribing.)
Thrifted yesterday. (The light is making it look a little funny.) I first left them at the thrift store, then about 5 miles away, I realized I just *had* to have them. There are a pair of them, and they remind me of the cheesy 1960s stuff my grandparents had when I was a kid. I did have to add more glitter to them, since the ugly brown plastic was showing through in several places.
I have been sewing, sewing, sewing like a mad woman today. It is awesome to have my new sewing room, and to have everything organized. I can find what I need, what I want, and actually get some work done.
To answer a few questions: the glass glitter on the star tree topper was pretty easy to use. It looks beautiful. I put it on top of a layer of poly glitter to get better coverage. I think the houses are vintage, likely 1960s. They have a country stamped on the bottom, but, it is illegible. You can find the button tree by clicking on the November 2006 link in the right side bar. It is somewhere in there.