Now for the Christmas decorations in the Living room and more in the parlor.
This is the tree that I mentioned in my last post about just getting done last night, after my son got home from college to help decorate it. My daughter too, but she lives at home.
This tree has a hodgepodge of ornaments on it. Kids homemade ornaments from throughout the years, Hallmark, glass, and still Victorian inspired ornaments. Can't get away from that. :)
Below are a few ornaments that I got just last month at a sale, they are decoupage and I think are actual images from antique Godey's Lady's books, with added earring embellishments.
They look pretty hanging on the tree, they are quite large so I tucked them in near the trunk.
And then there's these ornaments with the cotton clothes. They were plain when I bought them and just yesterday I finally got around to embellishing them with trims, tinsel and miniatures.
Moving on around the room is the mantel, first time ever I moved the antique clock and placed the creche as the centerpiece of the mantel! Wow, that's big for me because I love the looks of the clock there. But it's only temporary. This is what the mantel looked like last year and where I had the creche last year.
The creche I bought last year at an estate sale and it is a paper mache school art project, NOT DONE BY MY KID! Can you believe that? I can't, but it's so cool I couldn't just leave it there. I felt like it was a true work of art no matter who's kid did it. :)
I always like to work in the cherub theme,
to go along with the ceiling mural in the parlor...
And beyond the feather tree, on the pier table...
are my new "old" Stafforshire dogs! The real deal too, I bought them in St. Louis last month when Bernideen and Janice and I went on a friend's outing.
The seashell dome is one I made several years ago.
Look at that cute OLD face!
Over on the Library table for a little parlor amusement take a look at a stereoscope card or two.
Check out this frozen fountain in front of this Victorian house!
On around through the looking glass you see the mantel and there's my clock to the right of it! So, it didn't go too far!
And sweet little Lacey waiting for Santa, and for your comments! :)
Wishing you all a memorable holiday season leading up to the blessed day of Christmas!
Linking up to the following parties...
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VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon, Kathleen and Diana
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