I am so late sharing our holiday home, but I do hope you will stop by and stay a while. Except for the Christmas tree, I use all natural decorations, so a lot doesn't get done until a few days before Christmas, when family comes. ( a fake tree is a whole other post, which someday I shall write about) (p.s.) did you see the little Christmas on my blog banner?
Enjoy and have a happy happy season of love, cheer and all that is dear. I adore all my Vintage Nest customers, friends and readers and appreciate you all so much. xoxo
My only tree this year I decorated to reflect the culture and aesthetics of our surroundings, the flora and fauna that exist on the property. Deer, frosted ferns, dried seaweed and hydrangeas, gold acorns, gold and white pine cones, gold leaves, burlap and accordion signs of the season grace the old silk tree, the color the patina of antique book pages. The tree sits in a French tin flower bucket that in turn sits in a vintage flower stand.
Christmas dinner will be laid on the old farmhouse table. It, too, has a vintage deer under cloche with some vintage glass ornaments. Closer to the day, I will add a grainsack runner and a fresh garland of pine and cedar down the center of the table. The rustic will be playful against the silver serving pieces.
The foyer table boasts an old wire gym basket filled with red poinsettias and a winter scene I made from a 1940's worn gold swing frame and a page from a child's 1940's learning book.
Carrying on with the deer theme, white ceramic deer with gold holly wreaths around their neck, sits on the table beside the tree. I found this large gorgeous trio at a yard sale one summer. Love, love, love it!
Still another deer, a very very old papier mache one, once painted dark green, most of which has flaked off now. Another cherished piece I love.
Magnolia suits the distressed Mora clock and gives it a festive look
the kitchen gets a bit more whimsical and a touch of red
In the old cabinet that holds white ironstone, a simple white and gold tree created from broken china and a candlestick base, adds a bit of charm.
On the dining room dessert buffet, stands a tarnished tinsel small tree, resting in an old silver tea pot.
I love to place Christmas gifts everywhere, tucked under a table, just sitting on a chair, on a table......do you do that?
Collected shed deer antler lend a natural element to the decor while carrying out the "dear deer" theme.
I have to show a Christmas gift I bought myself ( I told Bobby G., I bought it for him :) This floor lamp was hand made by Mona of Birds of A Feather. The post is antique, paired with a newer topper. I am crazy about this piece and it will be dressed up for the holidays with fresh greenery soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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