Friday, December 16, 2011

Favourite Things Friday: A Really Great Find

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. –Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

I love to find something marvelous. Something that tickles my fancy. Something that makes me happy from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Whether that something is a tangible object or an idea or a moment in time, finding something marvelous is one of my favorite things.

In the category of tangible objects, getting that something marvelous on sale makes it even better. I have a post label called "50% off," which I mostly reserve for cool stuff I get at {what else?} 50% off. As much as I love getting something for half-off, I won't turn up my nose to any other discount, either. Because a discount is a discount. And discounts are good.

The other day, I posted about some fabric I'd gotten to make pillowcases for Christmas. I mentioned that all the fabric was at least 50% off. Marianne left a comment I really liked. She said, do some people actually pay full price for fabric? Silly people. I laughed and nodded. Paying full price for anything when there are deals to be had out there is silly.

OK. This post seems to be going nowhere. Let's sum up and see if I can tie this all together.

Something Marvelous = Awesome
Something Marvelous On Sale = Even Better Than Awesome

Today, I found something marvelous. I'm doing a little happy dance right now. If you've been following along, you'll know that I like to get a personalized, dated Christmas ornament for each of the Little Bugs for Christmas. If I can find one that Mr. Bug and I can share, I do that as well. If not, then we get individual ornaments too. Last year I was grumpier than the Grinch and stingier than Scrooge and did not get ornaments. So I decided to browse the interwebs for ornaments to back-date for 2010. I found a whole lot of ornaments I loved. So much so, that I scrapped plans for making ornaments {I am running out of time, here}, and got ornaments for this year too. As a matter of fact, I found so many great ornaments that I had a hard time deciding which ones to get and which ones to leave behind. I ended up getting ornaments through 2013. What can I say? I like to be prepared. Also, this means that I can postpone any major ornament making projects I might be contemplating until January of 2014.

Among the ornaments I ordered today, these beautiful laser-carved wood ornaments are pretty high on my scale of awesome. One of the best things about them is that they accommodate up to 10 letters. I have a hard time finding personalized ornaments that will fit my name because lots of them only allow 8 letters. So unless you named your kid something weird, like Grasshopper, fitting your name on the ornament isn't a going to be a problem. Of course, the ornaments I ordered don't really say G-Hopper or LadyBug. They have our real names on them, but I wanted to show you just how amazing these ornaments are.

These glass ornaments are also really amazing. Both of these were so different from the ornaments I've gotten in the past that I couldn't pass them up. Again, they have our real names spelled out on the ornaments and in the background is our surname and the year.

Both of these ornaments came from Personalization Mall. They have a fun selection of wood and glass ornaments, as well as porcelain and resin. I could have spent all day there trying out different personalizations on all of the ornaments. You get a preview of exactly what you're ordering before you add it to your cart to make sure you get what you want.

To make things even better, I got free shipping on the order I placed for the ornaments I didn't show you and Definitive Deals had several different discount options for Personalization Mall.

To tie things up, hopefully into a nice, neat package, if we substitute the known quantity for the unknown quantity we find:

Personalized Ornaments = Awesome
Personalized Ornaments On Sale = Even Better Than Awesome

And here's a little something to enjoy while you sip hot cocoa by the fireplace.

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Unknown said...

One word: SA-WEET! (Is that 2 words?)

Paulette said...

I agree, "on sale" equals even more awesome. Love the ornaments! Good for you, thinking ahead (and behind, LOL).

whimsyfox said...

Dang it, now I want these! ;D

Shay said...

To sum up "On Sale" always makes me do the Happy Dance. I love your personalised ornaments.

Thank you for popping in to FTF and playing along during 2011 E. Your posts are always so well thought out and varied.

Michelle said...

What fun! I'm with you, it's so very cool to find something you want, and to find something you want on sale, even better!

Terrific FTF!

Suzanne said...

Never been able to decide which gives me the most thrill--having a really cool object or the thrill of the actual super bargain. Your personalized ornaments are cool.

seabreezequilts said...

I love stuff on sale... even if I can't find an immediate use its still worth it. Great FTF we all love a bargain.

QuiltNut Creations said...

love these!