Hello dear readers:
I've been meaning to post some pretty Christmas vignettes for days now, but the perpetual winter darkness and lack of flattering natural light in the house has really restricted my photography!
On Sunday we got home earlier than planned from Lake Louise, so it was time for photos!
Here's the sideboard:
The little ceramic tree is from the Christmas store in Banff. The small paper boxes were from my friend Noel's Etsy shop last year.
I decorate our lovely china cabinet with a little faux boxwood wreath and place a few pretty Christmas cards inside. The china inside is Haviland Concorde; many of the miscellaneous pieces are Haviland Limoges with a similar ruffled and gilded edge:
I like the old "D" tag, which of course is for "David". I really like classic green, white, silver and gold at Christmas:
I did not buy much new Christmas decor this year - only three things! One of them is this beautiful little rose bowl/candle holder. I love crystal (and have a little too much of it):
David's cardinal "Welcome" sign hangs at our front door. I am not a great red fan, but David is fond of this, so it hangs especially for him!
I find it challenging to get good photos of the tree, which sits right in front of the window!
We have coloured lights on the tree (David's preference) but I use a lot of white garland and balls to soften the look. Many of our ornaments have a historical look:
The small pillow in the background is from Pottery Barn, new this year. The small ceramic tree in the background was my Grandmother's.
Here's another view of the room. Our tree is a real balsam fir and it's huge! I love my pine cone wreath hanging on the mirror:
My model was uncooperative, preferring to look at birds out the front window:
Here he is in the background, looking perturbed:
I've been needing a small clock for the living room, and received this darling crystal oyster clock (foreground) from my mother as an early Christmas gift.
I bought this little Christmas sachet at a favorite local shop, Melange for the Home. It is filled with balsam fir, buckwheat hulls, cinnamon chips, allspice berries and whole cloves! It was made by P.Flynn Design of Portland:
~ Merry Christmas! ~