Sunday, December 16, 2012

Having Fun with Christmas Decorating!

It's hard to believe that it's little more than a week until Christmas! (Where did 2012 go??)  If you're still decorating or shopping, all of our Christmas merchandise will be 20% off this week, Monday through Saturday.....  a great way to finish up your holiday shopping!  Also, please note that we will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 (as well as Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1).  We will re-open at 10:00 on December 26 for our After-Christmas Sale, with all Christmas merchandise at 50% off. 

I thought I'd share just a few pictures of my own Christmas decorating at home this year.


Even though I am very traditional, and my main Christmas tree at home (shown above) features ornaments from
35 plus years of Christmas's at the shop, as well as lots of vintage ornaments, I always have the most fun doing something new and different.  This year was no exception!  I added a small tree in my bedroom, decorated entirely in blue and white vintage ornaments.  I had a great time searching out and choosing all the vintage ornaments, and I'm sure by next Christmas, I'll need a bigger tree to accommodate the additional ones I am certain I will find and not be able to resist!

My mantel has become the stage every year for what seems to be my latest collection (of which I have many!)  One year it featured my tartanware collection, another year my collection of antique red baby shoes, and last year, my Belsnickle Santas.  This year, I decided to showcase my recently acquired assortment of vintage trophies, some holding fresh greens, and others holding plaid Christmas balls or candy canes.  Books for platforms and risers, plus lighted arrangements and and a garland highlighted with vintage beads complete the grouping.

On my dining room buffet, I decided to do a Christmas/winter garden, with live poinsettias, cyclamen, tiny Norfolk pines, baby's tears and ivy.  Hopefully my little garden will last way past Christmas, although my history with poinsettias might predict otherwise!

And on my front porch, I added two antique plaid trunks topped with a lantern holding one of our new very real-looking battery-operated candles.

And last, but not least, also on the front porch, my kitties enjoy their heated basket with plaid blanket while waiting to be let back in after their nightly stroll.  Here are Missy May and Pippin..........

And Baby Toby!

Hope you're having fun with your Christmas decorating!  

1 comment:

  1. Oh beautiful your home is all decorated for Christmas...LOVE LOVE LOVE the trophies - I keep looking for them here but the price...yegads!!
    You are so special....have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & the best 2013!! XOXO, Judy