Hello everyone, Christmas is only 5 days away and we just got the ornaments on our tree this week, after my son arrived home from college. I had placed my Victorian inspired ornaments on my silver tray to admire while waiting for him and thought it made a pretty display in itself.
I put a few of my favorites here on the parlor table beneath the feather tree,
and using some antique scrap pieces made a few of my own.
Then I brought out my favorite teacup, my "latest find" teacup, and staged a little romance!
When I spied this beauty at one of our sales, it was love at first sight! Teacup love!
Hand painted Noritake Nippon love! $5 love!
I found an antique mall with some beautiful ornaments for only 25 cents each! My kind of ornaments! Victorian all the way!
This sweet hand painted cherub
More cherubs on the tin ornament and the hand painted "Italy" tiny cherubs. The glass peach ornaments were 50 cents each.
These ornaments scream out 1990's, don't they? I loved the ornaments from that time and buy them when I find them. Especially when they are 25 cents each!
Below is a vignette using a small decorated tree, again probably made in the 90's maybe even the 80's, with an adorable crazy quilt tree skirt, a reproduction counted cross stitch candle screen,
and a page from an antique children's book...
"A Christmas Fairy" by Lizzie Lawson Mack, a famous late nineteenth century children's book illustrator. It is Christmas Eve and she has fallen asleep waiting for dear old St. Nick and during her slumber has a dream where a beautiful little Christmas fairy comes in by way of the fireplace with a gift of a doll for this sweet little one.
A crazy quilt stocking hanging from the mantel, waiting to be filled!
In the meantime, a cookie exchange!! I baked and dipped 6 dozen of these white cake petit fours...
and came home with 6 dozen of assorted goodies...
And here is a wish for you, my sweet blogger friends...
May you have a Happy Christmas and a most joyous New Year! Thank you all so much for your friendship and inspiration. Sending Christmas hugs to all of you!
I am joining the following parties this week of Christmas...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME, COTTAGE AND GARDEN with Bernideen
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy