Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas is coming......

Don't you love natural Christmas decorations? The elegance of branches and twigs with a hint of berries and ice for color? I do! I always envision our house that way and dream up new decorations to carry the theme out. But somehow when the halls get decked, the house never comes out looking the way I planned.
It finally dawned on me this year, we just aren't a family that goes in for elegance. A bit zany, yes. Lots of character, yes. A great love of home and comforts. Several vintage collections and a love of old stuff. Mix it together and what do you get?
A Retro 50s Christmas! Colorful, bright.......and shiny!
 As you probably already know, we love our Shiny Brights! Add a little silver garland and what could be more vintage? Isn't that a perfect tree? We are amazed at how symetrical it is. And don't forget our beautiful Shiny Bright topper!  
Who can resist these sweet and mischievous little faces?
Another of our Christmas collections, Gurley Candles. This year we added more color by piling ornaments in glass vases.
Our decorating style certainly isn't elegant, but it says Christmas! Loud and clear! And never fails to make us smile!


  1. Your decorations look great! Very fun. : ) Your tree is beautiful! I do not think I have ever seen such a picture perfect tree.

    1. I know! We are in awe of our tree this year! My sister picked it out, not sure how as it was dark. But she just walked up and said this is it!!

  2. I love your decorations!
    I love the candles...they remind me of my Grandma, she decorated with lots of candles...she is up in heaven now.
    Thank You for sharing.

    1. Thanks for your kind words.
      They remind Mom of her childhood, that is why we started collecting them. Of course, our collections all seem to run away with us! Lol!

  3. Oh your decorations are beautiful!