As kids, the anticipation of Christmas, was a magical thing. A month before the 25th, we would begin thinking about the night that jolly, plump, red suited fellow, would fly through the skies, leaving us with all those wondrous things we picked out in the Sears catalog. A week before, we could hardly stand still, we were so excited. My brother and sisters and I never slept the night before and were just positive we heard the slight sound of jingle bells and a scratching on the roof. Sneaking a peek around the corner way before dawn, hoping to see the roller skates and new boots I had asked for, then running and jumping back under the quilts in that cold bedroom. Come day break, we'd rush to the living room and squeal with delight, for Santa was always so good to us. But as the day wore on, there was that feeling of let down. Never understanding as a child, I now know the reason why. It was the anticipation, more than the actual event, that was so joyful, so much fun, and full of magic. It was the climb, not the standing on the top. May you and yours experience the climb and the magic of the season, the love, the peace and the joy.
I just had to give you one more blog post of bits and pieces of the holiday finery around our home. Hope you're not full up of decorating yet. Enjoy and have a great weekend. xoxo (P.S. If you can believe it, there are a couple of yard sales and an auction out here this weekend.....so guess where I'll be Sat. A.M.! Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus)
Pretty potpourri that sits in the half bath. Pink roses and silver pine cones on a worn silver platter. Smells so good.
I still have one more antler available in The Vintage Nest boutique. The little glass bird was a gift from a blogger, back when I first started blogging. It's an old Avon bottle. How sweet is that?
You can never go wrong with simplicity. The shelf over the sink.
A wreath waiting to be hung. I kinda like it just sitting there in the chair. :) (Update: as I was proofing this post before publishing, I decided that wreath is going to stay in the chair)
Another gift from a blogger......an ornament exchange a couple of years ago. A silver tinsel covered cone with a sweet little white bird nestled inside.
The family memory tree, full of ornaments collected over the years and gifted ones. Some of my favorites...... the children's baby blocks made into ornaments, porcelain teddy bears, raggedy Andy. (and the two million fish ornaments we have :)
Over the summer, I collected old wood sleds, painted them white, and sold them in my booth.....pretty quickly too. I kept one. I found these old vintage papier mache bells this year and fell head over heels for them. Love the worn red flocked ribbon and the gold foil emblem.
I think I have had a love affair with papier mache the last couple of years. Our nativity made from paper. Simple and elegant
We have had this worn white and gold faceless angel for a long long time.Very plain and simple and sweet and a favorite.
A few presents......wonder who for??? :)
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a thing for old worn books....the more worn and well loved the better. My favorites are the late 1800, early 1900's Victorian story books and gift books. I have some beautiful ones to list in the boutique. My "to do" list for 2012 is already a mile long. :) This one has a special spot in our family room.
A favorite find from 2010........sepia bottle brush wreath. It hangs on the old gate.
And Happy Pink Saturday!
The winner of my English cookbook is: Teresa of Our Southern Country Home and Farm. YaY Teresa!
Thanking the hostesses of all these wonderful weekly parties. I am so happy you let me join in on the fun. Please stop by and say hi.
WIW at Ivy & Elephants,
LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday, Potpourri Friday at 2805, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound,
and a new party has joined the blogging world, Joy of Savvy City Farmer is hosting Thriftn' on a Thursday