Thursday, November 17, 2011

BEST Featured Artists: Snow White

So on Wednesday I visited my best friend the Toad Hunter and her sister.  I kept commenting on her sister's candles which smelled like apples or pumpkins...or something spicy.  Very soothing and appropriate for this when I left I had to go get my own (I ended up with Spiced Apples!).  But this scent has put me in a bit of a Holiday spirit so today I went hunting for some items appropriate for a Christmas party! (I know I know Thanksgiving first....oh well).

Pearl & Rhinestone Bracelet

One must have pearls and sparkle at any sort of Holiday event and Our Home to Yours provides a great little bracelet.  This 3-strand pearl bracelet is accentuated with sparkly rhinestones to dress up your outfit.  And be sure to check out the rest of Our to Yours sites because Deb and Amanda also offer other Christmas items as well as scarfs, mittens and other goodies to keep you nice and warm.  

Wine Charms w/22 Shell Casings
So we have our jewelry... now we need wine!  Or at the very least wine accessories.  These cute wine glass markers made by Absolutely Kismet look very delicate at first glance with their white beaded rings.  But when you actually look closely, the little charms are shell casings... very James Bond!  And if you go onto Absolutely Kismet's store you will find additional wine charms (including ones with little spiders), jewelry and stitch markers (for you knitters out there!).  And if you want a special set of wine charms, be sure to ask her because she does custom orders!

Absolutely Kismet's Facebook

Ecru Cotton Crochet Wine Bag
And speaking of wine, a Christmas event wouldn't be complete without a beautiful wine carrier!  This handmade wine carrier was made by Ellen Mackler of Gmaellen, a store based out of Walla Walla, WA.  I love that this wine bag looks like lace... or snowflakes.. something delicate and pretty.  Wouldn't it look pretty sitting on your table at Christmas time?  Be sure to check out Ellen's store because she also makes jewelry, rugs/mats, ornaments, bowls and afghans, among other items.  You can also find her online at:

Well that is all for this week.  We are on break next week - but we will still bring you some new items and ideas for the Holidays!

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  1. Awesome feature! Love the bracelet and wine charms. Thanks for the shout out for my hometown-Walla Walla. Which, if you didn't already know, we are all about wine! So what a fitting feature! Here's a link if anyone is interested in learning more:

  2. Oh I had no idea that Walla Walla was about wine! I will have to go check that out :)

  3. Thanks so much! I just love those .22's with the pretty beads.

  4. thank you for a great feature. I love the James Bond reference, heehee
    - ourhometoyours

  5. Thanks guys :) I know - I do love those shell casings.

  6. Beautiful wine bag - yes, snowflakes! Enjoyed the post :-).

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