Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas season. It has been a busy time for me as usual, but good:) I wanted to share a few pictures of our home decorated for Christmas.

We bought a real tree this year and it smells so good when I walk into this room. It is decorated with the vintage ornaments I've been collecting over the past few years, and a few newer ornaments and white starfish (it's a beach house, gotta have a few beachy things on the tree). I used aqua lt green and natural paper tied with white raffia to wrap our gifts. The full view picture did not turn out very good so I can't show the gift wrap. Sorry about that!
Here are the kids stockings. They are made from a white quilted bedspread that I found at a yard sale. I added the vintage buttons(I think they really add to them). The picture is off centered a bit, I was trying to avoid the black object that is now hanging above the fireplace! I never thought that would happen, but again it's a beach house with limited space and the TV would not fit anywhere else. Everyone seems to be enjoying the new addition, it's growing on me I guess:?
This is my vintage look feather tree. It has a few vintage ornaments and our family initial ornaments. The tree was white and I soaked it in tea to give it the aged look. I purchased the  ornaments that have our initials in them from Michaels. I just found a font that I liked on the computer and then printed them out with our printer.
This is a nativity that I found at an estate sale a few years ago. I think it is a sweet reminder of what this season is all about!
The table has a few ornaments and mercury glass Christmas trees to give it a festive look.
I found this tinsel tree at Gibson Mills in Concord last month and added the vintage ornaments and white ribbon. It was already in the vintage aqua bottle filled with sand.  The beautiful Timari ball near the tree was a gift from my Aunt Susie.  Thanks for sharing your talent Aunt Susie!


 I couldn't leave out my office! This little tree was a last minute addition. I found it at a thrift store, wrapped the base with burlap and decorated it with some left over shells that were strung on a natural rope.
I have several paper white bulbs planted in various containers. Here is one in my office that planted in a paint can and tied with a raffia bow.  They are almost ready to bloom!  I love the little white flowers and the green stems on these bulbs,  what a great color combination So Pretty!
This is a picture of a table in our entry downstairs. Sorry the picture is a little dark. I need to work on the lighting in this area. The cloche is made from a glass dome and an old column cap that I found at a flea market. I have collected the vintage look items from various places over a couple of years. The sleigh was a thrift store find that I painted white.

I hope that you have enjoyed the little Christmas tour! Thanks for your support and nice comments that have been made to my post! I love hearing from you all, so keep the comments coming. I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a exceptionally Happy New Year!

I have some exciting news to share with you about my shop in my next blog:)


  1. Love your pics. Have a Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!

  2. I found your blog through Completely Coastal. Love the creative decorations.. The nativity set, it is soo nice.. beautiful and simple.