Surrounded by colors of Christmas as I style the booth at Suzanna's Antiques, I'm also thinking of decorating my home. Weeks are flying by and we'll soon be in that annual whirl with much to accomplish. I'm definitely simplifying when it comes to holiday decor. While looking through those ubiquitous green plastic storage boxes, you know the ones, we all have them, I decided my lovely Santo should start wearing her wings in holiday anticipation.
This year, I'll be decorating in a simple Nordic/French style. I feel it blends nicely with my year round decor........subtle shades of blue grey, cream and silver. Tucked between will be natural greenery, with a pop of red holly berries, added closer to Christmas so that they are fresh and bright.
At the shop, I was offered a fabulous way to hang the many ornaments I have for sale......a small vintage bedspring already distressed and warmly rusted! it will also be useful for displaying things such as the great pillows Vanessa is sewing.
In all honesty, my Christmas decorating is now simple compared to how I used to go over the top with every new fad Martha S. and others could dream up to hang, rope, wind, and dangle throughout the house!
They are beautiful decorations, and were enjoyed for a while, now my look will be more in keeping with my daily life. Perhaps it's an aging thing, the wish to not have as much around. Or could it be the annual clamber through the attic to reach all those boxes way in the back has just become a horrendous chore and tough on the lower back!
Our prices are fabulous compared to what I'm seeing in other resale places and shops selling brand new! So if you're in our area of North Carolina we hope you can stop by to shop at Vintage Village. Every booth at SuzAnna's Antiques is crammed with beautiful Christmas items, antique, vintage, and gently-used almost new. The other shops there also have amazing things for your home.
Chenille ornaments - SOLD!