Saturday

Holiday Eye Candy...Frugal Gift Pantry Ideas... & More


















Hello my kind friends, here is some EYE CANDY to inspire and to illustrate the philosophy of frugal luxuries!!!


As always...love and good thoughts to all.


Warmly,


Tracey & Family x0x




P.S. I discussed some of these with
my long~time friend Patricia Raskin on her inspiring & uplifting radio show...Positive Living™ !!!




"Peace on earth to people of good will."
~~The Book of Matthew 5.9







Images: Courtesy of Pinterest.com

16 comments:

Lorrie said...

Ooh, this looks like a fun broadcast, Tracey. I don't know if I'll be able to listen, but I'll try.

I love the photos.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh, thank you so much Lorrie! I appreciate the kind words and I know you all will be with us in spirit if not on the phone. :)))
Love,
Tracey
x0x
P.S. So glad you like the images!

Dana and Daisy said...

oh beauty abounds! lovely! inspiring!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you so much Dana!!!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Scrappy quilter said...

I love how you always make things so pretty. Very inspiring. And yes I'm back. Missed you friend. Hugs

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

YAY...Carol's back!!! So good to hear from you my kind friend.
I am off to visit your site.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Terri said...

Hello there...And did you make me say "oooohh!" a dozen times or so! Gorgeous, gorgeous. I especially love the tulle and glass brooch packages.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

LOL...thank you so much Terri! Those are just gifts I packaged in old hat boxes we have had for a dozen years...and a vintage floral pillow case found at a yard sale (I just slipped a plain box inside). The tulle is from a huge roll I bought on sale years ago (just one dollar and I'm still using it!). All soooo easy...and the brooches are just a few of the far too large collection of vintage costume jewelry the girls and I have collected over the years!
Love to you my friend!
Tracey
x0x

Gill - That British Woman said...

those photos are stunning, you wouldn't want to open some of those presents as the wrapping is just beautiful.

Gill in Canada

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

So funny Gill!!! You are so right...I've often considered just putting pretty (empty) presents out and reusing them from year to year as ornaments. Lack of storage space is the problem...oh yes...and disappointed children might be a negative factor as well. ;)))
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Storybook Woods said...

Oh yes, great eye candy!! Thank you. I hope you are well xoxo Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Clarice, thank you! I am very well but under a super deadline for a future project that's not ready to talk about yet (more soon if all works out as planned :)))!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Anonymous said...

How did you make those gorgeous bow/package decorations? Is there a pattern for them anywhere?

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you for the nice thoughts (i.e. thinking I might be capable of such loveliness;) but I didn't make those bow package decorations. This post is an inspiration mix~and~match using my own photos and projects that I long ago posted onto Pinterest~~like the tulle & rhinestone packages~~along with ideas that others discovered and posted onto Pinterest (such as the bows you asked about). As for making the bows...the outer two look fairly easy. They remind me of over~sized yo~yo quilt pieces made from a satin fabric. I was going to try making my own version by cutting a circle about the size of a dinner plate...basting the outer edges... then gathering it together thus creating the yo~yo~~then attach to the brown paper bags with glue, ribbon or string!!! Please let us know if you make them...we'd love to see your finished pictures!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Christy@WickedHappy said...

That first picture with the classy/simple trees amongst a sea of white furniture and decor... simply lovely. Not a look I'll go for with a two-year-old in house, but beautiful just the same. :)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Christy! Yes...these photos are inspirational...although regarding white...I've always used white with my kids even when they were little. Why? You can bleach white! I pretty much use peroxide or bleach on most of the washable surfaces in my house because they are white or light enough that the color won't be affected. Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

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