Monday, November 15, 2010

It's beginning to look...........


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!
Happy shopping!

17 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I can't wait to come to the Raleigh area. Carla

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  2. Beautiful! I do agree, simple is best.

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  3. Your booth is beginning to look like Christmas. We don't decorate much here in Florida because there is so much decorated at the clubhouse by so many talented ladies that we just go over there to enjoy. This year I will be looking more for tropical Christmas decorations and maybe a memory behind them. Have a great day.

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  4. So many pretty things. I think we are going through the wanting it simple thing is best too. Of course we still have two sheds to clean out!
    Take Care,
    Ulrike

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  5. Mary, it all looks lovely. Wish I were close by to drop in this afternoon.
    I haven't even begun to think about Christmas decor. I'm savoring November because it will be gone in a flash.
    Happy day to you! ~ sarah

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  6. I love the colors you are going to use to decorate your home for the holidays Mary. They will be beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  7. Looked great yesterday when I was there! Christmas is JUST around the corner!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  8. Hi Mary, I am anxious to start my Christmas decorating but I dread hauling all those bins from the attic too! Why do I keep buying more decorations? I know your home will be decorated beautifully. I would love for you to stop by and enter my giveaway for a vintage necklace.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  9. Love your santo with wings and the bed spring are a very good way to display. The sparkly pears are so pretty.

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  10. What a great way to display things, I love the ornaments and the stuffed snowman etc. Wish I could visit SuzAnna's for real! I like the simple look for Christmas decorating, never have gone too OTT so this year will be much the same as usual I think.

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  11. Good morning,
    I'm in bed with Phoebe who is watching Peppa Pig - 5 minutes peace.Tuesday is our day to look after her but we had her yesterday as well - she's a little treasure.
    Your blog just gets better and better Mary - you should have been a professional journalist. I'm in awe. You must have learnt something at the Grammar School LOL.
    As for Christmas. the usual tree with the usual decorations will appear - the kids are at the age when tradition and familiarity will mean much to them later in life. Still have Emmas egg box robin somewhere!
    Toby is here too having breakfast with Mike before he goes to school and now Phe is demanding hers.
    Byee
    JJ

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  12. Mary, what beautiful things! I love Christmas!!

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  13. Mary, as always, I am enchanted. Enchanted by your special touch for creating beauty.

    It is raining outside my window, and I am enjoying the quiet.

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  14. Just love all your wonderful items. Wish I was in the Carolina I'd stop over for tea.
    Mary,
    I used to have an Inn in Saluda NC. Had it 8 yrs.

    yvonne

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  15. Beautiful Mary and your photos captured it all perfectly! I'm starting to get in the Christmas mood!!

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  16. I just absolutely love those bed springs.

    I know someone who has an old bed springs and I am just waiitng on them to get a new mattress set and it's mine( they don't know it yet)LOL

    janice

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  17. We didn't do that much, but I did put my snowmen out. My wish came true with snow!
    Take Care,
    Ulrike

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