Wednesday, September 29, 2010

~~Visions of Sugarplums~~

Recently I came across one of those deals where you realize later you should have grabbed more.  A junk man's dream surplus store, far out of the way of anything, had a stock pile of brand new large natural burlap bags.  I picked up 6, having no idea what I would do with one, let alone 6 of them.  The minute I drove away I knew I should have grabbed more. At fifty cents each,  what's to lose! I created some "Christmas collage bags" with 2 of them.  Old lace, vintage buttons, glass glitter stars, aged jingle bells, and printed musin galore. I thought they would make either great holiday decor, or a carrying bag to take gifts to Gramma's house, or better yet, a perfect gift bag to wrap that special gift up for an old friend. 



Canace said...

Oooooo... I'm thinkin' you should have bought more! These are lovely!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying's good to be back. :o)

Happy hunting!

Kathy said...

Hi girlie~
I think they look great, I think the elements work well and to me, looks like plenty of coverage. I like them.
I bought some small muslin bags, and doing something a bit like this...much smaller. I say, job well done.

Brenda said...

I have done that far too many times and gone back to have the rest all gone!
Love these bags! Burlap is showing up everywhere now (who would have though it lol)

artistamyjo said...

Lov these bags !! Oh my the things we pass by..........think it's called hindsight!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Beautiful - as usual Carol! Love how you use your imagination. Hope to see you at Witch's Nite Out, Dawn

Collaborations said...

Don't know how big those are, but check out these prices:


Hmmmm. . . can you call the guy and send a check for him to send more?? I love the way that turned out.

I can't tell you how many times I have passed something up and then later came up with the PERFECT idea. That's the way it goes. Who knows, maybe it actually keeps me sane.