Happy Friday Everyone,
Well, we are down to the wire. Christmas Eve is tomorrow! Have you finished your To-Do list yet? I would love to say I have but I still have oodles to do. Today my day will be filled with last minute shopping, wrapping, baking with my daughter, taking the new pup to the vet, cooking and getting the house ready to host Christmas Eve dinner.
I have finally finished decorating and wanted to stop by and give you a tour. Last week I gave you a glance of this year’s mantel…..
I originally just wanted to go all white, aqua blue and silver but added a few vintage red ornaments to tie it in with the tree. Every year I fuss over my tree and am never quite satisfied with it. This year I LOVE my tree. We bought a very full tree this year and I was afraid it was going to be too large for the space but it looks great. Our tree is adorned with vintage ornaments, handmade bows and lots of sentimental ornaments….many of which my children and I have created over the years.
I have a thing for vintage animated Christmas figures, particularly Telco’s Motionettes. I think I am drawn to them so because they remind me of old store windows at Christmas Time. Every year my collection grows. This beautiful snowbaby is my latest find. I found her at a thrift store for a mere $5. This little side table vignette sits beside the couch. I bought this gorgeous mercury glass candle holder at Michael’s and love how it looks filled with silk flowers.
One of my favorite items this year is this red and white themed Christmas Tree I placed on my vintage Hoosier table in my kitchen. It is decorated with red and white polka dotted ornaments and bows, vintage ornaments and gingerbread inspired ornaments. I skirted it with left over polka dotted fabric I had in the closet. Faux Gifts surround the tree and are nestled in a large red and white polka dotted mixing bowl I bought from Through The Country Door. The table is also adorned with a Christmas cook book and baking elements.
I love these guys!
My Kitschy Christmas Kitchen Table…..
The Breakfast room window gets trimmed with vintage Christmas cards I scored on Ebay.
My cottage blue Dining room gets dressed with a shimmering silver and blue for an elegant affair.
I dressed the table with mercury glass candle holders, trees and ornaments. I found these trees at Bed Bath and Beyond and fell in love with them. At $19.99 for the trio I snatched them up, knowing exactly where they would go.
I found these beautiful mercury glass place card holders on clearance at Michael’s last year at a great price. This year I set one at each place setting holding a Christmas inspired saying. I think next year I may place some vintage photographs of our Christmas’ past in them!
I found these beautiful blue and white transferware plates at a thrift shop a couple of months ago and just adore them. A silver napkin is wrapped around vintage silver utensils secured with a small ornament tied with small silver tinsel ribbon.
Remember the large mercury glass ornaments I went crazy for at Marshall’s and Home Goods last month??? A few of them are on the mantel and the rest of them were hung on my chandelier. Love it!
On the dresser turned buffet, I placed silver glittered branches in a mercury glass container. I decorated them with vintage ornaments and vintage inspired Victorian postcard ornaments.
And last but not least here is a shot of my front porch, ready and waiting for my Holiday guests to arrive.
So, that’s it folks! I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little cookie cutter cottage dressed for the Holidays!
Well, I am off to finish wrapping, baking and all the last minute things I need to take care of. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season with a safe, healthy and prosperous new year!
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