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2018 Hallmark Mini Haul

I usually purchase these Hallmark ornament series in July but this year it slipped my mind until now.  I’m so excited to be able to say that they are on their way to me.  As an aside, I was so sad to find out that my local free-standing Hallmark store closed it’s doors for the …

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Ornament Trees, Stands, Displays

A great alternative to tabletop trees either real or faux are the numerous ornament trees, stands, and displays on the market.  Some are also easy to build and customize to your heart’s content.  The one I recently purchased from eBay as old new stock is the 2006 Spring Ornament Display.  It is perfect for storing …

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Other Very Cute Hallmark Keepsakes

About a month before visiting the Hallmark location at the Wayne NJ Preakness Shopping Center, I was mailed a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event July 15-23 mini catalog.  On the first page was their Merry Music Makers Collection by Kristina Gaughran.  Each are priced at $24.95 US currency.   They are so adorable and great if …

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A New Season of Hallmark Keepsakes

Here’s another mini haul during Christmas in July ;).  I picked up three to add to my collection while wandering around New Jersey’s Preakness Shopping Center: Eighth in the Series: 2017 Candied Christmas Rose from Hallmark’s annual cupcake collection (please see my Hallmark cupcake ornament post for more information), *Photocredit: Hallmark Floral Birdhouse by Edythe …

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A Home for a Gnome

In 2014, Hallmark launched it’s first gnome home keepsake entitled “A Home for a Gnome” by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Tammy Haddix and while I wasn’t sure if this would indeed become part of a series, I searched again this past year 2015 while I was at my local Hallmark purchasing holiday greeting card sets.  Lo …

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A Little Housekeeping

Hi Everyone :), gosh I have really missed blogging!  I’m back finally and doing a little Spring cleaning… major housekeeping. My first post back is going to be about the darling Hallmark holiday ornaments I had picked up either before Christmas or during the 75% off post-holiday Hallmark sale back in January 2016.  I have …

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Holiday Cheer

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of work but after all that’s said and done, home just feels that much more special. I love… clear Christmas lights (makes everything look soft and classy) our wool hat & mittens advent calendar from Garnet Hill pine-coned wreaths mini Christmas trees (true or faux) pink tinsel …