Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and/or friends. I am getting ready to watch my favorite movie of all time, "It's a Wonderful Life". And maybe make a second pie run...YUM! Anyway, I will leave you with a few random Christmas pictures I wanted to share. Click on the photos if you want to enlarge them.
One of my little antique bisque dolls that I dressed up for Christmas...
A glimpse into my talented friend Melanie's shop, called appropriately "Handcrafted Santas and More". She makes the most divine large Santa vignettes, using beautifully put together antique and vintage items that she gathers up from estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, and antique shows. I'd have one in every room if I had the space. This little guy was so wonderful. Look at the colors on his coat and accessories.
This fellow is a "sewing" Santa done up in shades of pink. How could you not love it? All of Melanie's Santas have some sort of theme whether it is sewing, music, cooking, reading, etc.
This creamy white seashell Santa is glorious...
I didn't do much decorating this year, but this was one of the "use what you have" things I did up and just fell in love with. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Just wrapped up some empty boxes with old papers, added some pretty ribbons and laces, and topped them off with old jewelry. And added a little glittered dove for an extra punch. Voila!
Still loving the dove theme, I used another one perched on some old maple sugar molds and antique tinsel I've had forever and added the wonderful 1920's rhinestone and feather millinery piece I just got at an estate sale. All were nestled on an old Italian pottery compote.
Finally, a present I wrapped up for my friend Denise. I made her a darling doll which was inside, but she loved the wrapped box so much, I'm not sure she has opened it yet! I admit it, I was proud of myself at how cute it turned out. I think glitter and tulle make everything better, don't you?
Well, that's about it for now. My last Christmas movie calleth. Go make the rounds through the leftovers once more before bed. Diet is just DIE with a T at the end, ya know!
Until next time,