Seems that time of the year is upon us once again. Where on Earth have the months gone? Didn't we just have Easter?! I really have no idea how we ended up at December already. But anyway, we are here and with December comes Elf on the Shelf.
This year we didn't start EOTS until the 1st of December. The 2 years beforehand we have started the last week or so in November or just a couple of days out from December.
Our Elves, Elfie and Twinkle, brought a new friend with them this year! Chippy! Yes, we now have 3 Elves. Crazy..maybe! Fun...Yes!! The kids couldn't believe their eyes when they found a third Elf sitting next to our fire on Monday morning.
I decided to add another Elf this year so that each kid has their own Elf. Once we are "over" the Elf stage in a few years time (maybe it will be several more years, I will leave that up to the kids) I will pack them up into boxes for the kids to take when they have their own kids. If they want to carry on a tradition with their own kids and create a little Christmas magic they can. If not, that's fine. But I'm hoping that they will be able to remember all the fun and exciting things our Elves did and want to share the magic with their own little people.
Anyway, back on track. The main reason for this, my first blog post since March, is to share where I have sourced some of our little bits and pieces from for setting up our Elf antics. I have had a lot of people on Facebook and Instagram ask where I get the props from and decided a blog post may be easier for me, rather than replying to lots of emails/comments/posts.
|The Elves put up the door Saturday night|
The door, step and tree all came from The Fairy Door Store. I also have a little street sign from there also. You will see it in the following photos.
The lamp and mailbox both came from My Fairy World. Whilst shopping there I grabbed some wish tickets and the twig pencil set too. The pencils will come out later this week for writing letters to Santa. The wish tickets will come out then too!
|Day 1 The Elves return!|
The Elves have their own little suitcases they bring with them. Sometimes I stuff some red felt in them to act as spare clothes. Last year they brought a pillow and sheet with them for a trip to Broken Hill. You can find similar ones to these by googling for suitcase favour boxes. I'm pretty sure mine came from Wedding Star last year.
The fake snow can be found at Fairytale Gardens. I also added a few other bits and pieces to my cart whilst shopping there too. Another small wreath made from wire, a snowman, a garland and sled and a few other small things. Some I may not use this year, but I will have them ready for next year.
The little ''party" lights, boots, mat and door wreath came from one of my favourite Fairy/Elf online shops, Fairylicious Goblin Grunge. The small tree with baubles in the below photo was also from Fairylicious. They have some of the most adorable items on their online shop. So cute!
|Day 3. Hanging the stockings|
The fireplace in todays photo came from Fairy Meadow Miniatures. The book that Elfie is looking at, is a teeny tiny little Christmas colouring book with pencils.
The trees with snow are Lemax trees and I grabbed mine at Christmas Dreams.
If there are any other little things you can see that you like. Drop me a line and I will let you know where you can source them.
Hope you are having a great Hump Day!