Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Simple Vintage Christmas

I was too busy with school projects, papers, and finals to pull out the many bins-full of Christmas goodies this year. So, I only decorated small spots and cubbies in the house. Plus, Grandma and Grandpa will have a big tree up for us this year so the kids are all good with that.

I always like to change things up a little each year using decor I already have but in a new way with a few extra finishing touches I pick up in local shops for inspiration and motivation.

The woodland theme with mushrooms and snow and branches was inspired by a display at Gatehouse this year. Those stripey mittens were my grandmother's when she was a teenager and bring a warm feeling to the snowy table. I dig the addition of my gnome Santas this year to my winter wonderland icy, blue and white theme I usually put out for January. The neighborhood kids that come over especially appreciate that my lamps are wearing hats. 
Yeah, being the stiff and steady sentinels they are, once a year even lamps have to get their crazy on.
Merry Christmas!

Amy's Christmas

Since I wasn't doing my own Christmas tree this year, it was a nice treat to be able to do someone else's. Amy has great taste in color. She bought a ton of new embellishments such as jeweled ornaments, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, giant ribbon and toile  for her tree this year all in gold, brown, purple, green, and persimmon. It turned out lovely. It might be one of my favorite trees I've ever done.