Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hobby Lobby Find

I finally had a chance to stop in the "new" Hobby Lobby (I say new because the chain store is new to California) on Friday - I realized as soon as Asa and I got into the store, I forgot my camera. I was really impressed with the wide aisles, the variety in the store and the total amount of shopping space. I decided I would be coming back to the store as soon as possible. I will bring a camera the next time...

Before Asa and I could walk out, I decided to go over to the framing department. I have been looking for a frame for the custom tree I had made to represent my children and I and my Grandmother, this tree is going in the formal living room. I had been so disappointed in the selection out there, I saw a lovely (albeit) plain frame in Target that I just refused to pay 49.00 for and other stores just left me frustrated. I was optimistic but willing to accept that I may not find anything at all, and there it was...

Perfect size and color and on sale. 

The original price on the frame was 59.99 and the frame was on sale for 1/2 off - that's right, I paid 30.00 for this frame! I was sooo excited! I actually found a frame I liked that I didn't have to settle on that was going to do the artwork justice! 


Here is the tree for Nana - the fingerprints are actually my girls and mine! Each child was able to put her own fingerprints on her branch and the branch that is not connected to any of our names has some of each of our fingerprints. I decided I would leave Asa's branch blank with the exception of my fingerprint to represent Nana until he is old enough to put his own prints on the tree - by then he will know who she was and may even feel like he is ready to put his prints on the branches.




I love the artwork in the frame.  


I am so happy to have stopped in Hobby Lobby - I cannot wait to go back. I picked up a straw wreath also, I am going to make (or attempt to make) a DIY bulb wreath this week. Keep an eye out for the artwork in my Christmas photo of the formal living room. I am excited to buy a tree for Asa's first Christmas. 

7 comments:

Mrs. Chic said...

Summer the artwork is so lovely and so meaningful, I love that it represents your Nana and you and your girls and pretty soon your little one Asa

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Your comments are so sweet :-)

HL is my favorite and this craft is so cute!

A Mother's Journey said...

I love your frame and the artwork is beautiful and such a sweet tribute.

I'm looking forward to seeing your wreath creation.

Chandra said...

What a sweet way to remember your Nana. And you are right, Hobby Lobby is the place to be to get your craft on! Can't wait to see your wreath. Enjoy your weekend!

Shades of Summer said...

Ladies, thank you all! I adore that little tree, it makes me happy. My Nana was a part of my children's and my everyday life so we need to still have a visual reminder/way of being with her daily.

Just Me said...

Summer that is beautiful

Shades of Summer said...

Thank you so much!