Monday, February 16, 2009

Give-in to Glitter!


I have become quite smitten with glitter and am starting to amass a collection. I love glitter’s small, neat containers and how their brilliant, tiny contents catch the light.



The Michaels near my home has a beautiful set of fine glitters called the essential colors glitter set. There are twenty-four 0.37 oz vials of glitter. Vivid shades with names like charoite, kunzite and verdelite. On my all-too-regular jaunts to Michaels I would “visit” the set, unwilling to pay its price of $29.99. But yesterday there was a 50% off coupon and now a set is mine, all mine!

For my birthday my oldest sister indulged me with a glass glitter sampler from Tinsel Trading Company. It’s all so precious that I haven’t even opened one container yet. I know I won’t be as wasteful with it as I am with my glitter from the kids’ craft aisle: letting the shaken excess scatter on a paper plate and then discarding much of it. The glass glitter is like fine gold. (Um, I'm beginning to sound like my "mascot" the troll!)

To me there is something about glitter that takes me back to doing crafts as a child in school. The ooh-and-aahs of making something sparkle with a simple outline of glue and an outpouring of glitter. This still holds true for me today, even if I now refer to the color as say, carnelian instead of red.

xo

15 comments:

luckygirlgifts said...

That's so funny. I bought the exact same package of glitter from Michaels too. My oldest daughter talked me into it by telling me I should treat myself because I never do. She was so sweet AND I had a 40% off coupon. How could I resist. I'm sooo glad I didn't! I absolutely adore glitter. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Cari

Lori said...

i saw the huge Martha glitter packs at Walmart...the colors are great...Elyse, you really need to break open the glass glitter and use is girl, glass glitter is the BEST!!!

Shellie said...

You know, my birthday is in a few weeks. Something gliggerty might make 37 feel that much better!

:)S

PS Next week? A "hooray-vacation-is-over" coffee??

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love glitter as well!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse!

I to LOVE glitter! My favorite is German Glass Glitter and I also use it as if it were gold! I love how it gets a patina and looks vintage. I have used glass glitter for years. Use it up girl! You have so many beautiful colors!!!What would a girl do without her glitter!

Hugs,
Maryjane xox

TattingChic said...

FABULOUS! That's ALL I need to know...with my glitter addiction all I needed was MORE fabulous sources of fabulous glitter! YIppeeeee! :)

Yes, the comment started out sarcastic and somehow morphed into gleeeeee! (just in case you were confused)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Elyse!

Oh you gotta love Micheal's 50% off coupons! they are fabulous :) and that glitter is so gorgeous, I've been eyeing it for awhile too!! You are so right about it too, I feel like I'm 12 when I play with it, how soothing and fun! I can't wait to see what you make with it!!

Have a great day sweetie! xox Cyn

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Uh Oh what are we going to call this addiction?? LOL. Soooo pretty and I too love any thing glittery(;
Hugs~Kelly

LaurieStar said...

Your comments on my blog really make my day, by the way! :) Thank you.
I love your glitter! I especially love the glass glitter. Once you use that you never want anything but that. What else did you get at Michael's??? I'm sure you didn't just get one thing, did you??? Come on, fess up!

Amy C said...

yes yes and YES, I LOVE glitter, I have spied those Martha Stewart glitters before and thought how perfectly lovely they were packaged, I never noticed the adorable names they have too!
Happy sparkles to you.

Shabby Addict said...

I'm so sad because I let my 50% off Michaels coupon go to waste! What was I thinking? That glitter pack is so fun! I feel the same way about glitter... it's so nostalgic and so much fun!!

Bethany said...

Glitter joy! So happy you treated yourself.

cupcake studio said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! (And special thanks for adding me to your blog list! :) Your blog is such a visual treat! Oh my goodness, look at that glitter!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohhh the glitter... I am completely addicted to glitter myself! lol and the glass glitter is best next to diamonds.

xo Heather

~Tara said...

I too have a love of glitter and purchased the same Martha kit and love it!! The names are great, huh? And those colors always come out beautiful!!

Oh yeah, I found your blog thru Elizabeth's NE Bloggers group and must tell you- it's great!! You have such a beautiful blog- your pictures are wonderful and I am extremely jealous of your shabby chic craftiness, from your business cards right down to your clothespins!!! I look forward to following your blog, getting to know you and learning from your chic-ness! Take care...