Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just when I thought I could put 'Christmas' away!!

We have some really good friends, with whom we exchange gifts at Christmas, but this year, due to one of my friends having surgery two weeks before Christmas our gift exchange just didn't happen.  So guess what?  We are getting together this weekend and going out for Sushi, then we are gathering at our home for our exchange and game playing.  Of course, though we had planned to take down our decor Saturday, we need to have that Christmas atmosphere, so we are leaving it up another week.  Thank heavens artificial trees don't drop needles, eh?  So here are a few more pictures of our decor.
This is our main Christmas tree, it is decorated with antique and reproduction mercury glass figural ornaments.  I have also included some "reinvinted" ornaments made from antique and vintage elements in the Victorian style.  The one just below is one of my favorites.

 This is a close up of my "reinvinted" wreath!
 This is my white decorated fireplace mantel.  It started collecting white Christmas stuff after I saw a centerpiece done all in white in a Mary Engelbreit Home Companion magazine (I miss them) a few years ago.  Below is a close up of the my main mantel shelf. This display just makes me smile!!

This is the shelf in my kitchen with my funky collection of vintage trees and houses.


  1. Loved the decorations! the tree looks really amazing and you've done a fantastic job. Well atleast you got to celebrate Christmas longer. That's great!

  2. i always think to spare some time for decorating my home on christmas but i could never do it. But i am now motivated by watching your blog and will do it surely.