Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Around the House

 A lantern here...
 Amaryllis there...

 Touches of Christmas are finding their way into my displays and vignettes.
 I found this little coffee table at the thrift for $2.99 and could not walk away.  It's a little rough on the top, but a perfect size.  The slotted shelf holds a rattan basket perfectly.  Right now I'll cover it with a runner until I can spruce it up.
 A quality piece of Lane furniture.  Mid century modern, who knew.  Saw a similar piece on EBay for almost $300.
 The fireplace in our family room. It is actually a little different now.  Found a box with icicles and icicle garland for the tree.  Added a frosty touch.
 My big purchase this year, this banner from Pottery Barn.  Came in a tube of three.
Our family tree covered in ornaments from our 40 years together.  There are wooden ornaments from our first tree, baby's first Christmas, rattles from my babies, things the kids made.  So many memories fill this tree.

This little tabletop tree is in the living room.  Using the same banner on the tree as on the family room mantle.
Notice my messy boxwood wreath on the door.

 My kitchen vignette.  Gingerbread people  and towels, candy cane tins...
This salt glazed bowl.  Not the prettiest bowl, but spoke to me.  Take me home...  So I did.
I bet she's as old as me at least.  (I'm sixty)
 This year the old ornaments found a home here.
 Some old, some newer, all pretty and sparkling.
 Put some in this wire cloche.
Topped the tiny tree on the buffet with a star embroidered by a friend.

Looks like the sun is peeking out after some gloomy rainy days.  Some grocery shopping, then comes the baking.  Plenty of time...TEN DAYS!  Better get started.  Thanks so much for dropping by and for your kind comments.  Enjoy this beautiful day.


Debby said...

It looks like Christmas is finding it's way to your home. I love all your touches. It will be here before we know it. I feel so unstressed and that kinda worries me , hah. I think because the move was such a big event that getting ready for Christmas is small in comparison. We already got our gift, our new home.
Have a wonderful holiday.

Lynne said...

Love all your Holiday trims . . .
It's happening once again, 2015 . . .
Merry Christmas Penny . . .

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Everything looks beautiful Penny! I am embarrassed to say I have not done much yet in my little home, but will take inspiration from your photos. I love the little coffee table and only $2.99 wow don't you just love finding great deals like that?
Have a happy day Penny!
Tina xo