I couldn’t resist sharing a little bit of our holiday decor. Our tree this year is a live, potted tree. It is a little guy, but I feel great knowing that it will get planted after the holidays and live on.
I have been working on gathering vintage elements to add to our Christmas decorations this year and I have had a blast shopping in all the little antique shops and flea markets looking for them. I particularly loved the fluted mercury glass balls I found at an antique shop named Hodgepodge in downtown Clarksville.
The silver pine cones, sparkly gold bird, red sheer ribbon and colored lights really spruced up the little “spruce”. The small stuffed horse reminds me of Christmas when I was a little kid.
It was insanely hard to find a tree topper that wouldn’t dwarf the little tree. The shabby chic, antique style gold star finishes the tree off perfectly. The star was actually an oversized ornament that I hot-glued an alligator clip to the back of.
My dining table has a red linen table cloth with a white snow flake lace topper that lets the red show through. My grandmother had a host of colored table cloths she covered with an antique lace topper for each holiday. It always made the table feel extra special.
A gold charger with a glass upside-down bowl sits on top of red glass drops and is surrounded by icicle branches and glittery cranberry sprigs. This was a hand me down centerpiece from my mother because it was simply too big to use with ease. It takes up almost my entire table, but I love the way it looks. The chair backs have oversized felt santa hats, adding a touch of whimsy.
This ceramic santa and tree is a really special piece to me. It belonged to my grandmother and is a Christmas decoration that is not only older than me, but one of my favorites from childhood. I was so excited to get this from her. My grandmother never allowed this one to be on for very long, because it got so hot. Since it is an older piece, with workings I can’t replace easily, I updated the bulb with an LED in order to keep it from overheating. In case you didn’t know, LED bulbs not only last for a very, very long time and save you money, they also don’t put off any heat, like traditional bulbs do.
Some decorations on an antique sewing machine table, dress up the entrance to our home.
This electric fireplace was my Christmas present from my husband this year. It serves as both an entertainment stand for our tv, but also as the fireplace and mantle to decorate for holidays. The glass doors are the perfect size to house my record collection. Now I just have to find a way to hide the bright white xbox.
and last but not least, our very own version of elf on the shelf, little matching knit elves on the window sill.