Monday, December 06, 2010
Christmas at my house... part one
The weekend snow turned our world a lovely white! This picture was taken after the snow melted just a little but it is still beautiful.
Miss Victoria has a new favorite place for her long winter's naps. I couldn't find her one morning and imagine my surprise to see a ball of fur on my vintage tablecloths and hand made Christmas items. There is a heating grate underneath the old sewing machine table. :)
I especially love the way the dining area turned out this year. This is the only place I can put up a tree and it is a rather Charlie Brown type at that. But it is still pretty.
I found the buffet a great place to display Christmas sparkle. Wonder if that trifle bowl will ever hold trifle? :)
Above, the first picture shows a vintage Christmas decoration which was in my husband's family when he grew up. The sweet Santa with his sleigh was purchased at an estate garage sale when we lived in Detroit. I was able to speak with the family of the grandmother who had passed away and whose items were being sold.
This was one of her favorites and now it is mine. The packages are wrapped in real wrapping paper which is now quite old. They must be handled very carefully but create an authentic (for they are all real) vintage look.
I saw something similar to this candle display put together on a primitive country decorating blog. That is wheat forming a bed for the candle and the bowl was my mother-in-law's old salad bowl... which I have never used for salads. :)
For the most part, the items on the this cabinet remain the same but additions were made to make it a little more Christmas-y.
We will visit other rooms tomorrow!