I FINALLY got all the lights off the tree!!! Last nite I put the new lights and garland on. Today I'll put the ornaments on. I did find something rather fetching at the Goodwill to wear to decorate the tree. Pix to come later this week!!
I want to share some more of the Christmas hoard. I collect vintage figural planters and have amassed a collection of Christmas-themed ones in my travels. I display them on the top of the built in shelves in the living room:
I have a collection of Nativities that I display on the built-in bookshelves. These were (except one) thrifted for $2 or less. You can see some of my cookbook hoard....I mean collection in the background.
|The one with the greenery is my childhood Nativity. It's cardboard and plastic and still has the McCrory's 59 cent tag on the bottom.|
|Larger version of my childhood Nativity. This originally cost $1.29!!|
Here's a couple of Christmas decor odds and ends in the living room.
|Plastic Santa in sled with Santa in thrifted frame. These sit on lidded basket stack by front door. I've seen these Santa's for upwards of $15 at antique store. I got two for $1!!|
|Thrifted greens around end table lamp with Santa I painted.|
|Thrifted ($2) Santa|
|Side table vignette--thrifted greens, DIY candle pedestal, DIY glittered candle, Belsnickles|
|Belsnickles. I painted these. A craft store nearby about 25 years ago used to sell unfinished plaster stuff.|
|Front window. Greenery & Santa are thrifted, I made the star garland out of star ornaments I had made for the old front porch tree. You read that right. I used to have a larger primitive style tree on my front porch!!!|
|One of a pair of 50+ year old trees from my childhood. These were always on the mantle.|
|Friday: Thrifted Cardigan, Aerosole boots, LaneBryant pink pullover, DIY jeans, Vintage (made in occupied Japan) scarf|
|Saturday: Kmart Boots, Thrifted Chaps Blouse, Vintage Xmas Scarf, DIY jeans|
|Thrifted cardigan, thrifted black T, thrifted pants, black boots, vintage Xmas pins|