Well it seems like the very second we were done eating our Thanksgiving meal at my mom's new home here in KY, the girls were asking when we could put up our Christmas decorations. I had been avoiding bringing this up with them this year because we are going to be spending Christmas in California this year with my Grandma and Charley's parents and all our other relatives and friends that we miss dearly, so I was not sure what I was going to do. Needless to say, their little eyes just touched my heart too deeply not to put up some things, however, the big tree did not come out & I have not made up my mind on how far I am going to go on the outside of the house, but that can wait til next weekend! I decided this year to just do some simple vignettes on the mantle, the pink buffet, somethign pretty for the cofee table, and one one the low china cabinet that is in our entry. In the setting above I placed some vintage mercury glass beads in a crystal bowl and placed 3 of my vintage blown glass santas that are no longer in perfect condtion, but that I cannot part with. I placed the bowl on a silver tray with some candles and lots of pretty vintage pink glass ornaments and it just looks gorgeous on my cofee table.
The mantle above is simple, but I love winter whites and soft pastels at Christmas, and this year I left ALL the reds upstairs in the attic. My dearest friend Tracy sent me these gorgeous white feather trees as a gift this year, and I LOVE the way they look on my hearth. She is so generous in every way, but her friendship is my greatest gift!
On the pink buffet shown here above, I just put some pretty winter fruits in one of my favorite antique bowls, and I love this vintage white feather tree that I adorned with vintage mercury beads and some pretty blown glass birds.
On the low china cabinet in my entry I almost always place this tree with my most favorite antique ornaments and the girls love our pastel glitter christmas houses. I must say though, at night, when the sun has gone down, this tree gives me much joy, and as I walk up the stairs each night, it makes my heart fill with joy and I hope that I am creating good memories for our girls.