Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Natural White Christmas

Mine is a simple Christmas this year.

Lots of fresh greenery, some purchased and other greenery is from the woods (well, not really deep woods....I was able to gather fresh pine from a friend's home in St. Augustine, and cedar and arborvitae are from local bushes). 

We purchased a smaller tree this year as it was cheap inexpensive.
We put it in a vintage Dutch tulip gathering basket to add a little height.
The decorations are simple....wild grapevine for garland, local pine cones, white berry wreaths and light green hydrangeas.
A folk art Garden Angel adorns the top.  She is the design of famed folk artist, Mason.

These antique linens sacks were going to be stockings...oh well, next year?

White hyacinth bulbs...just recently planted.

Paperwhites, wheat grass, don't know what it is green and white plant, live moss and dusty miller under the cloche in a vintage galvanized basin as centerpiece for our farm table.

I recently found this awesome antique cast iron tree stand..original white paint, of course.  
This year; however, it serves as a candle base!

I'm linking to the following parties:
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Jennifer Rizzo Holiday Housewalk Party

May you all be blessed as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.
Merry Christmas to all....
and to all, a good night!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Vignettes

 I'm still 'tweeking' my Christmas decorations.....imagine that.
Here are a few vignettes that I've put together (they may change tomorrow...who knows!)
I blame it on Pinterest....too many great ideas!

I'm linking up with Savvy City Farmer for

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

One Turtle Dove, Four Calling Birds and a Partridge on a Faux Tree

One Turtle Dove

Four Calling Birds

And a Partridge On a Faux Tree!

Still decorating....

Follow with me to these fun parties:
The Charm Of Home
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home Christmas
Feathered Nest Friday 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Over The River and Through The Woods...

One of my must-do things this time of year is to go pickin' for my Christmas greenery.  I have my route figured out, my favorite spots have been scouted, and I hop in the pick-up and off I go.  
 Today, I even managed pick a few trash piles!
Old metal step ladder...white, chippy and rusty!
I love this willowy pine(?).  How about these tiny pinecones?
White drawer (I had to leave the workbench behind) with arborvitae and check out the purple berries.  These berries will not dry...but their color is so striking, I had to pick 'em.

Pepperberries grow prolifically here in Florida, and the berries turn a lovely shade of red the first of December...just in time for decorating!  I'm always jealous of those who have bittersweet readily available in the Fall, but here we have pepperberries.  I have listed a few bunches for sale in my Etsy Shop.

And lastly, this rusty old thing.....perhaps a plant stand?

Well...this post is not 'all white', but I'm linking up for White Wednesday hosted by the talented Kathleen of Faded Charm.  Be sure to stop by as she is offering a great giveaway too!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lighting Up White Wednesday

White Wednesday Lighting
Featuring some of my lamps...

I'm always looking for vintage white lamps...hard to find, I think!

This lamp isn't old, but it's the heaviest wood!

I change the shades around alot...

 This is the kitchen stays on 24/7

I'm linking up for White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen at Faded Charm
She lights up my life!
This week she has featured my blog... Thanks Kathleen....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Living Room

I have been trying so hard to get my home in order.  
Finally, today...I feel like I can show my living room with a few new items.

How fun is this rug?

Another  Craigslist find!  
It was never even used..
It's a really nice wool rug and I paid about 1/5 of the purchase price.
When I tire of it (which I'm sure I will), I should have no problem selling it....maybe even at a profit!

I've had the fabric to make the pillows for the longest time.
About 3 hours...and the pillows were done.  Why did I wait so long?

If you saw my previous post, this pic was taken before I found the leather recliner.

My favorite crow...vintage paper mache' with glass eyes.

 One of my 'strange' collections.....Pumpkin stems!

The cutest little white fan.  
Someone painted it a long time ago.
It works great!

So....that's the tour around the room.
Michael asked me the other night where we are going to put the Christmas tree?
"Rutt Ro"

It's White Wednesday again!
Linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for the 125th WW!