Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Decorating

OK. I've been decorating a bit again.

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,
wire baskets, and change it for the seasons.

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,
and I'm learning.) =0)

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.


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Very pretty. I love the crocheted table cloth. Hugs, Terrie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You've got the Christmas spirit..yeah.. I love the crocheted table cloth..and the memory it brings. It's nice that you have it out and enjoying it instead of being hidden away. I love the hose holder being repurposed..don't you love when you can take an ordinary thing and make it special? Happy Anniversary.. or was it yesterday? No matter... Happy Anniversary again...hugs ~lynne~

ksarra said...

Happy Anniversary, and congratulations on 40 years together. I love your Christmas decorating ideas, and repurposeing (is that a word) is one of my favorite things to do too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend.. I agree.. I have a wonderful vintage lace runner I was going to try today.. I think it would be the finishing "touch" on the urn vignette.. Great minds think alike...lol.. hope you're having a super day..hugs ~lynne~

marie said...

Hi Barb,
Thanks for visiting my blog!

The little bird in the nest is actually a four piece little "put-together"! It's an iron soap dish with a doily in it. Then I added the little nest with some greenery and finally th elittle carved wood bird. The bird was a gift from a friend of mine. It was made by an artisan who was selling them at a show in York, PA.

I love your white decorations and the lace tablecloth is beautiful!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

No offense taken darling.. I've worked the lace on another vignette and I'm really pleased with it.. will shop the house for some more lace for the vignette with the clock and urn.. lol.. again "great" minds think alike..lol hugs ~lynne~

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love the white bulbs on the table! Thanks for coming by, I'm so glad you like the site!