June 24, 2012
I went antiquing with my Mom this weekend. We decided to check out some places we had never visited before. All had interesting collections, but all knew their collections’ worth.
When neither of us managed to splurge on anything, I decided to swing by my favorite thrift store. It had been a few months since I last stopped in, so I knew their inventory would be fresh. I was surprised to find some full sets of china and some genuine vintage silver-plated baskets. I talked my mom into a $4 basket and I grabbed a small handmade ceramic pot and a few lotus bowls to complete my collection.
When I got home, I started thinking about where to place my new lone ceramic pot and realized I had amassed a small collection. I pulled a few together and placed them on my recently bare entry table.
Someday, I’d like to have a collection resembling this one.
image courtesy of the-brick-house.com
December 24, 2011
Surprisingly, even though Rob and I have been window shopping for a new, larger Christmas tree, I am very happy with my Christmas decorations this year. Just like my fall decorations, my Christmas decorations are very sparse, but I think a slow acquisition works best for me.
We moved the tree to the back corner of the living room. I like it being surrounded by windows and how the location makes it seem like there are twice as many gifts under the tree.
I added sprigs of silver berries to my tree decorations. Too bad Jin likes them as much as I do. For the first couple of weeks after putting the tree up, our floor was littered with chewed up silver berries. I might have to rethink that decoration next year.
This year we got to hang our new Disney ornament from our cruise trip in May.
Our little ornament nibbler.
I bought these craft trees from Hobby Lobby right after the holidays last year. The cashier asked how I was going to decorate them. I’m getting the feeling craft paper as decor is not as acceptable in Oklahoma as it is in other parts of the country…
See our past Christmas posts here and here.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
December 31, 2010
The one area of our house that has remained in a state of vacancy has been our entryway.
a view of our entry from June 2010.
We bought a rug for it way back when, but, needless to say, it wasn’t enough.
This Christmas, Rob’s mom, Carole, gifted me an entry table. And after a bit of accessorizing and tweaking (including relocating the mirror from above the fireplace), I was left with this pretty space.
Thank you, Carole!