I really have no time to post today however I do want to share pics I took on the run yesterday after pulling together some dining room decor for the holiday season. (Yes, that's me in the old sconce mirror - not the ghost of Christmas past, lol!!!)
I just can't throw out the white and grey-green pumpkins, they are still so lovely, so am using them along with my Nordic-French touches. I shopped for a Madonna figurine on e-Bay, won this one and love it. I've been buying beautiful rosaries at SuzAnna's Antiques, affordable ones, some are beyond my budget, to use decoratively.
When I spied this vintage rusty, chipped, metal tree at SuzAnna's Antiques it had to come home with me, perfect for the look I was hoping to get this year. It just fits in that corner. I was going to skip lights however they do look so pretty at night so twirled a few on.
My usual 'snowflakes' hang in the window - this year I added some mercury glass bells for sparkle. My French rustic linen tablecloth is being used folded as a runner, at night I'll be adding white candles in small fluted vintage baking tins, along with fresh greenery.......when I have time to run out to find some in the frozen garden!
My beautiful Santo is still awaiting a tiny crown - may have to fashion one myself - but she's wearing her Christmas wings and holding a lovely crystal beaded rosary. The large crown I found recently at The Depot in Oxford, NC - you may recall seeing DH modelling it at the antiques mall!
The Christmas spirit is all around. Happy decorating at your home. I'll have more to share next time.