Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas 2011

I know I never blog anymore. I'm not sure why. But, on the off chance that someone still checks on me, I thought I would share my Christmas decorations from this year. I didn't do as much as last year when all my family came to visit. Just tried to keep it simple this time. You can see 2010's decorations here and here.

Warning:  Since this might be the only post for another month or so, I loaded it up with pictures.  :)

 A different kind of "star" this year.
 I love real trees, but artificial are so much easier.  I bought this pre-lit, flocked tree after Christmas last year.  Oh how I love Hobby Lobby's 90% off clearance sales!
 What do you think about my "J"?  Thrifted vintage boots in a beautiful blue. Too bad my calves are too fat for them to fit over.  I really want to wear them.

 Vintage aquarium (?) from an auction, vintage wagon from a garage sale and vintage bottle brush trees from the thrift.

 A child's toy pot makes a perfect candle holder.
 Vintage barkcloth in an embroidery hoop.
 Old pulleys hold the little stockings made from an antique baby blanket.

 I love to wonder what Mrs. Rose from Delight, Arkansas ordered all the way from Westfield, Mass.

 My mom has one of these angels from when she was a child.  I found this one recently at the thrift store.
 Of course I have to use some vintage Shiny Brites in my decor!
Please don't forget what Christmas is truly about.  Not fancy decorations.  Not pretty packages.  Not bright lights.  Well, except for the one bright light shining in the sky to show the way to baby Jesus.  The gift of Jesus is the reason for the season!

"And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."  Luke 2:9-10