Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Sideboard

Last week I revealed my  shameful secret!!! 

I am a lazy decorator!

 Now you know the truth.

 I showed you how I layer in the winter stuff that will stay there on my buffet ALL WINTER....
right up to Valentine's Day.

 Now the Christmas Layer goes in!

 See the first layer here.

No one can accuse me of being a minimalist...nope...to me less is just that ......less.

As you can see I love layering textures and colors.

 The table is covered in ticking. 

The centerpiece is an old, old framed mirror. [will show this up close in a later post]

We put pine boards down a couple of years ago.

The candle below is a Dollar Store pillar wrapped in paper printed  with random graphics....
bird feathers, music notes,etc.and gold braid ribbon, don't burn the candle with the paper taped around it!

The ice-crystal candle ring was bought at the Dollar Store.

The globe is a music box.

Greenery came from our Royal Ranger Outpost...they sell Christmas trees every year. There is a funny story about them. Last Wednesday Night at church I asked a couple of the teens if I could have a few of the branches for decorating. "Sure," they said, "where would you like us to put them?" "In the back of my pickup." A while later [after looking all over the parking lot] they came back and said they could not find my truck.
 Oh! no!
Then our 13 yo granddaughter said, "Grammy! You drove the other vehicle!"

 OOPS! Sorry!

I try to incorporate bits of nature in all my vignettes....pine branches, birds, their nests and eggs,  seashells...

We found this shell on one of our walks on the beach years ago.

Remember the candlestick plus plate equals cakeplate in a previous post?

 You can see several in the picture below.

I hope you don't think any less of me now I have let you in on my decorating sluggardness. [I also like making up words]

Thank you, Sherry, At Charm of Home for featuring my post on my red transferware! How wonderful is that? It is so amazing the kind folks you meet in blogland!

Try to remember that this season is not about presents, but about His Presence.

I will be linking to these blog parties:

DebbieDoo's Newbie Party debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
Mosaic Monday at dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
Masterpiece Monday at boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.blogspot
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at http://houseinroses.blogspot.com

ClubG.W. at charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Tablescape Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesdays Treasures at www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com

Primp Your Stuff at http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesday is Rednesday athttp://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at F.M.B.P.T.Y.

Feathered Nesthttp://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home Friday at thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Potpouri Friday 2805
Show and Tell Friday at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
The Shabby Nest:Frugal Fridayhttp://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground

How Sweet the Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Sunday's Best at My 1929 Charmer

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