Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Snippets around the House

I've had a few minutes to sneak away today to just put together a few pics; little vignettes and snippets from around the house this week. I'm on my second planting of Paperwhites in the ironstone tureen. These are just getting started. And one of the wonderful candles from Kristen at Ella Claire, the Shoppe in an old grain scoop that I painted with ASCP last week. Holly and yew clippings make it Christmas-y.

LOVE the NOEL Banner she also sent me!

A Birch cone filled with faux greens, and some 
Holly and Ivy on the front door.

Silver basket with old Shiny Brites in the Living Room

Little concrete statue in the Dining Room with crown.

Hallway sideboard with feather tree.

Tarnished silver champagne bucket holds the tree.

These precious clay tags from
Rosemary at Villabarnes became ornaments.

She keeps coming up with wonderful new designs.

Each season I try to do something a little different with the urn on the coffee table. This year I added a small garland to the wreath with faux fruit that surrounds the faux evergreen topiary.

And one of my Nativity pieces; 
this snow globe that's also a music box 
from my husband a few years ago.

Tiny embossed greeting cards designed by my grandfather,
 from his printing shop from the 1930's. I really treasure these.

And on our way home from St. Louis earlier this month, we stopped by Washington, Missouri for a little lunch and antique shopping. I snapped these pics of two lovely homes in the historic district all dressed  for Christmas.

Love the ribbon on this wreath from the The Old Dutch Inn.

We always open presents on Christmas Eve,
 so the fun starts in just a few hours.
Have a blessed Christmas, everyone!
p.s. we'll be having Vintage Inspiration as usual this week
if you'd like to join in.
hope to see you then!


  1. It's all so pretty, the vintage ornaments in the bowl are my favorite. My paper whites bloomed 2 weeks early this year, so they are already spent:( Have a wonderful Holiday!

  2. all is lovely at your house(:)
    Merry Christmas~!

  3. You have so many beautiful touches, Debra. Thanks for the mention. The tags look very happy in your home. Enjoy your family.

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Debra! Lovely photos! I adore the tarnished champagne bucket!

  5. It's so beautiful, Debra! You guys have fun tonight.

  6. Beautiful vignettes.

    Have a very Merry Christmas.


  7. You have decorated your home very beautifully, Debra! I'm totally in love the feather tree in the champagne bucket and the decorated urn on your coffee table is adorable too. The concrete statue with the crown is very cute. It's wonderful that you have those pretty greeting cards from your grandfather.
    Merry Christmas to you and your hubby!
    Hugs to you,

  8. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful holiday touches, Debra. Have a very merry Christmas.

  9. Un dolcissimo, sereno Natale a te!!

  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Debra!


  11. Merry Christmas, Debra.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Thank you for sharing your holiday spirit! Beautiful and festive. Merry Christmas!

  13. Wishing you a Merry and Blessed Christmas!


  14. It is all so lovely! I am so happy that you like your candles and banner! Merry Christmas, sweet friend!!

  15. Love all of it! Merry Christmas! Those cards are so wonderful and so priceless. He was very talented.

  16. What beautiful treats and treasures around your home! I especially like the birch cone on your front door!

  17. Oh my goodness. I love what you did with your side board. I tried to get here before Christmas but didn't make it...hope your day was wonderful. Best wishes for 2013! ~Ann

  18. Beautiful decorations Debra. Love the birch cone on the door.

  19. Dear Debra, what a beautifully decorated home of yours! I love it all, and the embossed cards from your grandfather are truly to treasure for ever.
    I hope your christmas was beautiful and happy, sweet freind.
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

  20. Love seeing all of the beautiful creations of your Chirstmas decor...just love the sideboard!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...

  21. Debra,
    Your home is lovely and festive for the Christmas Eve Celebration!
    I adore the urn with the tree and wreath arrangement! Your Nativity in the Snow globe is precious! enJOY your celebration!!!

  22. Debra, your home is beautiful, but never more so than at Christmas. You put so much thought into all the tiniest of details like the snow globe tucked into the grapevine.
    My favorite thing is the cards made by your granddaddy. Those are just precious.
    Happy New Year lovely lady.


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