Ivory and Gold

Ivory and gold ... I told you in a recent post (click HERE if you missed it) that -- besides the "memories attached" ornaments, these are my very favorite ones. I'm glad you stopped by again today to see the tablescape I did to complement them. I do love the combination of ivory and gold!   I set the table knowing ahead of time that it would need a little something to give a "punch" of color ...   What should it be?   Click on pics to enlarge   Aaah ... Much better!  The simple holly candle ring gives just a touch of color ...and makes all the difference. I filled a favorite ivory and gold centerpiece bowl with vintage glass beads. Then I tucked in a vintage ornament, a ... Keep Reading...

Let it Snow!

It started snowing yesterday ... and through the night ... and much of today. It's beautiful! Since we don't get really pretty snows very often, my sweet husband bundled up and headed outside just after daybreak to take pictures.   This is My Place wearing her finest Christmas dress! Click to enlarge These crocheted snowflake ornaments are the background of the picture above. I've made them black and white so you can really see the detail. Each one is different ... 'cause they're snowflakes! Click to enlarge They were made for me many years ago by my Grandmother. I hung them on our Christmas tree today -- as I do every year. Grandmother is no longer with us, but I am fortunate to have ... Keep Reading...

My Favorite Christmas Ornaments: If I Had to Choose

I've made a decision ... and it wasn't easy! As I pulled out Christmas decorations this year, I thought about this question:  What decorations would I keep if I ever had to downsize my collection? Obviously, I would keep the "family" ornaments. The ones with special significance that we've collected through the years. But what about the others? Would I (could I?) get rid of the old Shiny Brites? Or the sweet little wooden ones? Could I part with the beautiful vintage silver mercury glass balls? Or the fabulous old cobalt? Could I walk away from that box of traditional reds -- or the newer, cheerful lime greens? The vintage hot pinks? Could I turn my back on the ornately bejeweled beauties? Or what about ... I decided YES (if necessary), ... Keep Reading...