Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shiny Brites

I've been so bah-hum-bug this year.  I just haven't been able to get into the Christmas spirit.  But this week I came across something that got me a little bit closer to where I need to be 10 days out from Christmas!

Back story:  My Mom and Dad went to NYC for New Year's Eve in 2000.  Mom hit up the Macy's after Christmas sale and came home with a box of Christopher Radko Shiny Brites...for herself.  I've coveted them ever since.  Shiny Brites are these wonderful glass ornaments that are so colorful, glittery and delightfully vintage looking.

This week I had to go to Denton County on some business and while there, I ran into their TJ Maxx because I think they have a particularly good TJ Maxx.  I looked down one of the aisles that was filled with Christmas stuff and almost kept walking because let's face it, I don't need one darn thing in that department, but some red boxes down at the end caught my eye.  I exclaimed, "Could it be?!?".  Okay, maybe that was just in my head. 

But I soon discovered that yes, it could be!  I had found some Shiny Brites!

They had about 5 or 6 different kinds.  I had some self restraint for once in my life and only got 2.

One box of small...

and one box of big...

But now guess who wants some?  Yep, my Mom.  So on Sunday I have to go through Denton when I travel up to our family's Christmas lunch, so I think I'll stop and get me some more  get her some.


Rebeka said...

OOh I love those ornaments! So so cute! I'm glad you found them. I'm having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit too, so I totally know what you mean!

Emily said...

Those are great--they remind me of those really cool tops that I used to play with. Amazing. I've been loving your tweets lately--you make me smile! I'm also with you and Rebeka, I'm just not a huge fan of the Holidays lately. Le Sigh!!! Have a great rest of the week Kara. oxo

JEF said...

I am having trouble with the holidays as well this year. I think part of it has been our weather in NC. I have had to wear a coat once this "winter". It is so gross and humid outside right now...does not feel like XMAS at all or at least what it has felt like since we moved here. Hoping to still see you on the 23rd. Let me know a time and place if you are still able :)

Ann said...

I may have to stop at TJMAXX tomorrow. Very cool!


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