The beautiful white and silver trees are from my store,
and made by a local family. Eight in the family and all
participate in making craft items for the Christmas season.
We still have some at the store for $8.00 each.
I'll try to put some new Christmas photos of the store up on the other blog.
I also added the doilies and mini-wreaths to the doors.
I saw this sweet idea on another blog. (sorry, I don't remember which one).
She had hung wreaths on her kitchen cupboard doors.
(no doilies, that was my own idea). =0)
The little wreaths are 6" candle rings that I made into hanging mini-wreaths
for the store.
This is the centerpiece i made for the store.
It is large, cream colored, ceramic casserole dish.
The Christmas balls, beads and other trim are just sitting in the bowl,
so after Christmas you can just pop them out and use your dish again. =0)
You can use this idea with anything, birdcages, plant stands,
This is the crocheted table cloth I mentioned yesterday that
my Mom made us several years ago.
I could never bring myself to use it. It is so beautiful, and I
didn't want it to get ruined. Well, out it comes!
Why have it hidden in a drawer?
We even ate dinner there the other night.
(we used place mats of course.) =0)
This is just one of my little Teddies I collect.
Didn't have the heart to put him in the cold back bedroom,
so here he is on a side table.
The drape on the table is a curtain,
and the "doily" is a vintage crocheted collar.
I have just basically scrounged around here and
found things i could use that I had on hand.
Nothing too fancy (hard for me not to compare to
all the gorgeous things on the Internet, but it's what I can do for now,
This is another of those "put together" decorations like the centerpiece.
It is actually an upside down hose hanger.
You know, the fancy kind that hangs outside your house?
I got it at a garage sale for 50 cents.
It hangs there all year with ivy in it to cover
our thermostat. (since we heat with wood we don't need it.)
I just love to re purpose things! OK. That's the little tour for now with a couple of ideas thrown in.
I'm excited to get even this little bit of decorating done.
Blessings to you this 16th day of December, and as my husband said this morning, the first day of our 41st year together! =0)
Have a sunshine day.