Thursday, December 9, 2010

Begining to look alot like Christmas.....

I spent the last TWO weekends getting my house ready for Christmas....I mean cleaning and dusting and getting out the Christmas Decor , putting up lights and the Christmas Tree....phew! Yes I have an artificial tree, but I love it since I don't have to worry about fire! It takes hours to fluff it just right and then put up the ornaments takes another couple of hours, I so wish I wasn't such a perfectionist..but can't change that now! I decided to do simple this year, well my version of simple anyway. I only put out about half of my decorations...and focused on some new ones, white and silver, tatter and torn is my inspiration! see for yourself.....


Simple torn books tied with twine add alittle glitter "JOY" a wreath and candle for a cute vignette.

A table scape of white and silver.....................


This tray I purchased at the Three Speckled Hens Antiques Show in Paso Robles is a new favorite of mine....made out of and old cabinet door. Picked up the silver candle holders at Goodwill for $2.99 each, added a mercury glass one that I had and my cute little soldered box that I made at one of Terri Brushes classes.


This is a silver tray scape of white pitchers that I keep on my kitchen island that I added some holiday decor too..alittle sprig of greenery and my cute little girl image inside of the chicken wire cloche.

Place simple vintage Christmas trees inside of silver aged cups and creamers. The littlest one with the green tree is my silver baby cup , hard to see but it is engraved with my name "JOY" perfect for the season.....
I love my cute galvanized buckets that I picked up at an antiques shop and stenciled with the numbers "2" and "5"............

with that I got the idea to stencil the number "25" on my bags that I made to hold my ornaments for an exchange that I doing...I think they came out cute!

Close up....

Last but not least...my latest purchase of a pair of old ice skates that I placed at the base of my mantle along with a poinsettia.

Thanks for looking...and Have a Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

Charlene said...

That Terri Brush box is 2die4 girlfriend!!!! Looking good in the decorating department! HUGS!
Charlene

Mary Ellen said...

Joy it is looking wonderfully Christmas y at your house for sure! The galvanized buckets are such a cute idea and I love the cabinet door tray! I bought a pair of skates 2 years ago to use in my Christmas decorating and I cannot find them!!! Wanted to put them out on my front porch....oh well maybe next year!

Oh love the little towels you designed and can't wait to see your purse published!!

bee blessed
mary

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for my ornament Joy and I LOVED the little bag! So creative:) Fingers crossed for your handbags being in a Somerset publication. I am sure they are fabulous. Have a wonderful holiday season:)

Maija said...

Everything is beautiful!!! Merry Christmas dear Joy!!
If you look on my blog, you will see the hair clip you gave me last year! oxox

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy New Year! I will check out your other blog as well.Thanks for the visit to my blog and Giveaway best of Luck! ~Cheers Kim