The house is dressed in its Christmas finery. The final batch of cookies are
just waiting for me to decorate them with a schmeer of frosting and a dusting
of sugar glitter. And the family is sitting in front of the television watching
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation remembering their favorite lines from
the movie! Oh, how I wish you could join us! However, I know you're nestled
in your own homes enjoying the merriment of your own family traditions. So,
in light of that I will pretend you've just knocked on the front door. Stopping
by for a cup of good cheer! Come on in.. I would love to show you around!
The bannister by the front door...
The living room fireplace mantel kept to a simple red and silver theme...
The light from the sconces bring a sparkle to the crystals and the silver wreaths.
A vignette using a newly acquired french tablecloth purchased at an estate sale.
My favorite find from last year? These few pieces from a creche set on a
tarnished silver plate and protected with a glass cloche...
In the dining room, I placed the woodland theme on top of the newly painted
Other touches in the dining room.....
to Santa... two chippy blue letters found at a flea market this past summer.. and flash cards that I made that relate to "BE"....
I was so pleased at how this vignette turned out! Other touches of blue?
New and vintage Christmas balls clearly visible in glass apothecary jars.
The gear that I painted and had cut a wooden plate for so that it could hold
a few blue ornaments under a glass cloche.
This little Santa elf is tucked in a vintage shoe on the side table... a creation
by a fellow artisan....
had on her side table. Always filled with silver wrapped Hershey Kisses at
Christmastime. I know myself well enough that in my house I needed to
find another type of sweet that wouldn't be devoured in one sitting! I
think these Tootsie Pops will do just fine, don't you? Do help yourself to
for a visit! I treasure each and every one of you and am ever so grateful for
your taking the time to read my blog and follow along with me on my
adventures! With a hug, I will send you on your way with heartfelt wishes
for a very Merry Christmas!