The sun is shining brightly today and I grabbed the opportunity to take some pictures of the dining room in all it's Christmas finery. I have been collecting the retro deer for the past couple of years. They are hard to find. The large one is reproduction, the other is vintage, flocked. I took some Christmas sheet music to Kinkos and had it made into 24 x 36 inches and then cut it into snowflakes. Three of them fit my 72" round table quite nicely.
This is a picture of the back side. Lots of glittery, snowy wonderfulness (how is that for a description?) Oh, how I love this time of year. I would wear glitter and sequins daily if I could!
My little vintage silver tree is in need of a tree skirt, for now a lace tablecloth does the job. I either need to make one or find a vintage one thats not very big. I add a couple of new vintage ornaments every year.
This little tree I decorated a few years back. The garland is sheet music. The ornaments are old pieces of jewelry, buttons, tiny ornaments and even the ballerina from a music box. The star I made with felt and an old beaded applique from a long ago garment.
The pillows are new this year. I bought them on sale at Pier 1. They sit next to a wonderful snowman that I purchased at a craft show when my kids were little. The church pew is the very first antique I ever purchased. I have often thought of painting it a different color but in the end I love imagining it just as it was in the church it came from, with another traveler through life praising God at Christmas time.
Lastly, my favorite nativity, the one my Mom cross-stitched for me years ago. It is the most important decoration in the house, the reason that we celebrate this Christmas season. God coming to earth, to his people, to gather us back to himself. Oh how precious he is, our Lord and Savior!
Tidings of great joy,