Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Merry Little Christmas

Bray is in the holiday spirit. And so am I and the other hounds. Did a little decorating to have a merry little Christmas. Not so easy putting up the jolly holly with my other hip still needing surgery, but I got my favorite angels up, a few English mice, and new purchases from my two favorite antique shops - Antiques in Old Town and Vintage Village.  I'd say we are pretty festive here at home!

Vintage handmade Santas purchased on EBay years ago.
My lovely tree in a divine bucket, a purchase from my friend My Vintage Heart a dealer at Vintage Village. This was a must have. Too lazy to haul my huge tree out of the closet and this one fit on my wonderful painted chest in front of the window, a purchase from another friend, Cheryl Alexander at Antiques in Old Town.
Mantel full of old and new treasures. The Peace sign from Vintage Village but all the other treasures are full of memories from years past.
I tucked this little book in the wreath. It is from a trip with my mother to London in 1989. Every year I have a small vignette that includes this book and three mice that came home with me from that trip, too. 
Santa Mouse from England
And Mr. & Mrs. Mouse, also from that wonderful trip!
I love my old garden statues. They dress up nicely for the holidays!
My front door always displays this vintage trellis, but the addition of a French wreath and jingle bells add holiday cheer! Again, all from my two favorite shops!
This looks like cement but is lightweight. Love the old chippy paint!
Close-up of the wise man and his lamb.
From years past a prim angel handing over an old hand painted sign for Saint Augustine! The sign is up all year long, reminding me of my mother who still lives there!
This year round prim angel keeps a watch on my house!
My garden theme continues in the dining room. A small white tree with blue Poinsettias  and a prim holiday angel in an antique flower box.
A close-up photo.
Another angel sits with gardening books and other garden treasures.
And is there anything prettier than a tree lit at night, no matter the size or type!
Under the tree an old mother and child statue from the days I had my shop in Old Town Lilburn. I priced her so high she would not sell. She reminds me that at Christmas, and all year long, how lucky we are to be loved and to share our love with friends and family. The true meaning of Christmas.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season filled with love!