Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I was doing when I should have been at the grocery store shopping for Thanksgiving dinner

While taking some etsy photos in order to further delay my trip to the grocery store on the day before Thanksgiving, I realized this poor soul was just too rough around the edges to be sold in my etsy shop. 
I mentally reviewed the description I would have to write which would say something like 'dirty, stained, blotchy and missing one eye' and realized whoever is searching the internet for that is probably looking for something else altogether. 

  I selflessly set aside my yam shopping and rolled up my sleeves for an emergency makeover. 

Glue bath. Hold still. Close good eye.

Bedhead with glitter.
Waiting area for glittered parts to dry so un-glittered parts can be glittered. Attempts to disguise unattractive aluminum pie pan with vintage ornament camouflage not effective. 

Admires setting sun and snow-covered hills while contemplating upcoming post about a very vintage Christmas giveaway. 
But first, this.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


  1. What a cutie, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  2. Seems like the perfect reason to avoid the grocery store!This was an obvious glitter emergency.You simply could not allow that deer to suffer any longer.Enjoy.

  3. LOL Love it!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! That little deer is going to be a sparkly cutie!


  5. He's going to be beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

  6. You don't think people do a search for "dirty deer"?!? Love the glitterization of your grocery store avoidance project!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. You crazy gal waiting until the day before to go grocery shopping for a holiday. Maybe you didn't have a choice. Maybe evil little fairy beasties kept you hostage and forced you to peruse the black friday ads for hours. Maybe a random moose wandered into your backyard and you had to take photos, nope you would've shared those. Maybe you had to "gasp" work.

    Maybe you should just have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

    You do realize that we expect photos of that deer finished, right?

  8. You crack me up!! I didn't think he looked too bad in the before, but I am really loving his makeover! And I think the pie pan adds a nice rustic touch to the photo staging. ;)

  9. hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! LOVE this. Love the wistful photo of the glittered reindeer gazing into the sunset... You have a dynamite Thanksgiving, you hear?! As for shopping for Thanksgiving...I just got back. Shopping early - it's for SISSIES!!! - Kathy

  10. Oh, you're turning her into Cinderella with your magic! So much more fun than shopping for groceries. I stayed home and crafted myself.

  11. That is one amazing makeover. I love glitter. When I'm still finding it here and there in July, then it's a bit annoying, but this time of year just cries out for sparkles.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Amy!

  12. glitter solves every little problem in life! Have a wonderful turkey day dear! XO

  13. Amy, you crack me up! I love how that deer is turning out~ I love the sparkle. Speaking of love~ I LOVE the Christmas pillow I just purchase from you!! (It arrived today!) Love love love it!!
    Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  14. How kind of you to make the little deer a "beauty" !!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to You!
    I'd rather play than grocery shop too!
    Deb :)

  15. Isn't that great...a whole new look! Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. a perfect diversion!

    wishing you a happy and healthy thanksgiving!


  17. Oh, the things that we do to avoid grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking!

    Your little reindeer is charming in his new holiday suit. Actually, he was cute before...but I know what you mean about Etsy descriptions. Some of my most charming things have so many minor (though loveable) flaws - that it's just not worth listing them.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  18. You're good that way, you know - attending to emergency glittering calls while selflessly putting aside more pressing concerns. Happy Thanksgiving, Amy!

  19. Oh, I can so relate! What a marvelous makeover! Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Love it, especially the picture where it's looking out the window. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Glue Bath Hold Still Close good eye?? HILARIOUS!

    SO glad I found your blog!


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