Hi there! I wanted to post one of our Christmas trees.
Charlie brown trees in just about anything are the craze this year. You
can see them in the christmas issue of the Jeanne D' Arc Living magazines.
My son calls it the baby tree and the other one the mama tree. Too cute.
I found an old sleigh at my friend Marilyn's garage sale. Score.
I love to use old ski's and skate in my holiday decor.
Check out last year's here.
Sidebar. I keep forgetting to tell you that Heather Bullard gave me a great idea
when using vintage ironstone bowls, etc. I had mentioned that it was not sanitary but, she said,
"she line's her platters or serving bowls with waxed paper sheets or brown parchment paper. Kale, butter lettuce and other greens work well too. The waxed paper sheets are available at Costco...about 1000 come in a box so they'll last a lifetime!"
Thank you Heather I have already done this.
I used an old basket I bought from the flea market. If I remember
correctly it is from Belgium.
It fits perfectly on my new/old table. I then added homespun French linen around
the bottom of the tree.
I also used my favorite rosary as garland.
This gorgeous wreath is made up of old burlap and linen!
I am so picky when it comes to wreaths. I think this is just the right color and I love
the different textures of fabric. You can find it at A Beautiful Mess Antiques.
This is an old Nativity set. I wanted my decorations to emulate
the reason we celebrate Christmas, and for my boys to appreciate
the meaning of what Christmas is all about.
My collection of vintage ornaments has grown!
I collect them all year long.
I was chatting with some friends the other day, and
these two gals are true traditionalists. We spoke about how even though a pretty decorated tree looks good, it is important to have ornaments that have meaning .
One of my girlfriends has so many ornaments from when she was a child and from her own children
she sometimes needs two trees. That is awesome.
Although, my boys are only 3 years old and 6 months, I too have started collecting ornaments that mean something to us, and someday my tree will be full of symbolism.
Those are new/old pillows on the chairs and sofa. Stripped antique ticking. Yum!!!
I fell in love with these little white antique linen doves with vintage
buttons for eyes. I got a bunch from A Beautiful Mess Antiques.
The heart is made of burlap with and an industrial letter "D" for Dustin.
Kym gave it to him last year for Christmas. She creates amazing holiday decor.
I hung a few stockings from my favorite hat rack, (my gorgeous sister's idea) and ta dah!!!
I have not finished decorating the other rooms yet. We made a fun gingerbread house
last night, cooked dinner and just spent quality time together.
It is so important to cherish these times, and not get caught up in all the holiday hustle and
2012 is going to be an amazing year for us.
I hope you are able to enjoy this holiday season and spend time with the one's you love.
Wishing you the best!
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK DAILY