Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little More Christmas

Today, I'm sharing more of my Christmas Décor, little spots of color, throughout the house.

 I love this little snowman.  I found him at the grocery store last year, and couldn't leave him there. 

 This is the latest décor in the tray on the coffee table.  It has changed several times!  

This huge pinecone was found at a consignment shop.  I painted it white, and am loving how it looks in this candleholder.  It will probably stay here through the winter.

 This sits in the guest bathroom.  The metal stand has been used as a towel holder, potpourri dish holder, and other things.

 The plate was given to me by a co-worker several years ago.  I enjoy it every year.  The deer was brown until my paint brush found it.  It looked to be made of brown paper bags. 

 I picked up these jars at Dollar General, and filled them with items I already had.  The little Santa is metal, and holds a gift tag with Merry Christmas on it.  I got it at Dollar General also.

A favorite Nativity.

 A small tree in the dining room.
 Decor in my aqua Ball jars.

A wreath I made for my sister who lives in a Assisted Living Home.

I love this little door hanger.  I have one in red also.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Scene in a Vintage Gordon's Jar

You've probably seen the old store counter jars that were once used in stores to hold peanuts, chips, cookies, etc.  My husband inherited one from his mother and it usually sits on a corner cabinet in the breakfast nook.  Last Christmas I sat it on the breakfast table filled with ornaments.  You can see that photo here.

This year, I decided to do something else with it.  While rambling through some old decorations, I came across a lighted house, still in it's box.  I'm sure it has been here for years, and I've never used it.

So, I put some shiny snow into the old jar, added the house, and here it is.

Of course, I had to add a bottle brush tree.

Then outside the jar, I added batting for more snow.  The snowmen/women remind me of carolers.

I have it sitting on the bookcase.
We are enjoying it this way.

Think outside the box, and add interest to your vignettes by using vintage items in new ways.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Twig Tree in the Office

I spray painted these twigs found in the yard, last year, and have had them decorated with old family photos hanging from them for quite some time.  I decided it was time to add some Christmas to the office, so here is the result.  I just love the look of twigs with ornaments on them.


 I found the metal vase some time ago at Kirkland's.

 The lamp is an antique that belonged to my husband's Mom.

I should probably put some white lights on the twig tree, but it's getting brittle and I'm afraid it would break to pieces.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my twig tree!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sharing Christmas in the Sun Room

Y'all know how I love our sun room.  It's so warm and bright with the morning sun streaming in.  I finally gave it a few Christmas touches.  On top of the jelly cupboard, I hung a wreath, and changed out the items sitting there.

I hung this frame quite some time ago, and had a burlap wreath hanging inside it.  This wreath is one I made several years ago.  The snowmen were made by a friend's mother.  

I made the green tree from a styrofoam cone, and some trim I picked up at Good Will, years ago.  The frame holds subway art from the internet, and the green metal holder with the cardinal on the front was a thrifting find.

OK, I've already switched out the top.  I repainted this little birdhouse, and added the metal bird, and berries, and replaced the printout with the birdhouse.

I filled the jelly cupboard with Christmas items.  

 I found this tinsel tree last year at a consignment shop.

 As usual, I'm using my Christmas pillows from the consignment sale my daughter held a few years ago.  That was so much fun!

I added the plate, bird picture, some sugared fruit in the cloche, and the red basket with dried hydrangeas to the antique table.  Everything except the lamp, and the figurine of Mother/daughter is a thrift/consignment find.  My daughter bought the figurine for me, and the bird picture is from the front of a Christmas card I received last year.

There you have it, the sun room decorated for Christmas.

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