Monday, December 8, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #176

Is this not the cutest Christmas tree Ever?
10 little white shelves dressed up for the holidays.
Just the Cutest!
Many pretty Christmas things going on in Blogland and a lot of it was linked up here
last week.
(oh...and my tree is on its way...I'm tracking it and it may be here in a couple of days)
 I am over the Christmas Moon about this. A big old ironstone urn filled with 
green vintage bottle brush trees! Isn't it fantastic?
This created by Diana aka Adirondack Girl @ Heart
Kim at Made In a Day whipped up these delightful yarn trees and wreath.
It's precious. 
 Darrielle of DD's Cottage is doing an aqua, green and white Christmas this year.
I'm loving her mantel. Loving how the mantel is so casually draped with greenery and baubles.
It's so casually elegant.
Mariaelena of Cottage Living from Beach to Burbs ripped out a wall and 
created a beautiful pass through complete with detailed molding. 
Amy of Maison Decor has started her Christmas decorating. 
The dining room is all set.
 Victoria of Trois Petites Filles decked the halls in her little girls' room.
The room is just simple and elegant and her girls are the very prettiest things themselves.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

Will It Ever Come?
I know I've been MIA of late. 
I came down with a cold right after Thanksgiving and had to lay low. 
I did go to work...but that was about all I could do.

I'm much better today and would be putting up my Xmas tree but....
remember I bought a tree already? One that was cheap but I'd make into the tree of my dreams?
Well, after purchasing limbs of snowy greenery to add to it and realizing I needed about five times 
the amount I'd bought...I had a moment of clear thought in which I decided I should just 
buy the tree I wanted to begin with. 
So I did.
One touch of the finger on my iphone and it was mine.

Then I read the fine print.

It would not ship for 10 days and then would be on ground shipping delivery time after that!
I wrote expressing that I hoped they had seen I'd paid for the tree immediately and that 
I was very anxious for it.
She wrote back and said it would go out soon. 
So as of yesterday...a full week after I paid for's on its way to me...
which the shipping details say will take 11 days! 
Eleven days! I was hoping to have my tree up early this year.
This is the tree sans bear. No bear...just the tree.
I had a tree like this once before and I loved it...but it was small.
This one is 6 feet and will be about 8 feet once I put it in an urn.
Now if it will just get here.
I know it looks scrawny but that is why I like it. I'll load it with lots of ornaments and icicles.
It will look very vintage.

So I'm thinking about Christmas and will be decorating other areas of the house in 
anticipation of my new tree coming. 
I adore bottle brush trees and picked up a few news ones this year.
 Shiny Brites are always a favorite. My tree will be heavy with them. 
Two weeks ago I was talking to Leslie at work and telling her that I collected Shiny Brites 
and that
most of my tree was covered in them.
She said she loved them too and collected them also.
She said she'd seen nice ones at Brownstone Antiques in the past and I should go by there.
I did the next day...which was my day off. 
They did have some nice ones but they had a whole bowl full of little ones with no price on it.
I asked how much? They said they'd have to call the dealer.
Which they did...but did not get an answer while I was still in the store. 
I asked them to call me when they knew the price.
It was a whole heaping bowl full!

So they call and say they are $1 each.
But it was after I was already home and didn't feel like going out again.
I go to work the next day...but Leslie had the day off.
The following day which is Friday...I have the day off and go by Brownstone to get some of the 
small ornaments. 
I go straight to the bowl of $1 ornaments and there are hardly any left!
I exclaimed. "Oh...someone has bought them all!"
Yes, they said...a lady came in yesterday and bought a lot of them.
Luckily, what was left was in aqua and silver which fits in very well with my color scheme.
So I bought about 10 and left happily.

Cut to the next day at work. Leslie says..."I went by Brownstone and bought
a bunch of Shiny Brites. They had this whole bowl of small ones for a dollar."

I was like..."You were the one!!!! You bought all my ornaments!"
She said..."I only bought reds and greens!"

"those are not EVEN in your color pallet!" she says.

I started laughing...
"Yes, you are right...I would not have bought those anyway. I bought the silvers and blues."

So we both got our fix of Shiny Brites and both happy.
It was just funny that we both hit the same place one right after the other. 
She has put up her tree this week however...since she is doing a real tree and not 
waiting for it to come through the Parcel Post system like me.

Very scary that my whole Christmas decor is dependent on a box coming via UPS.
very scary
I've always loved this room.
And this one too. 
Lots of pretty vintage baubles.
ornaments hung from a chandelier always look amazing
Can a person have too many bottle brush trees?
I think not. I'm adding at least three new to my collection this year.
I made some last year and maybe I'll make a few more this year too.
We'll see.

I hope your Christmas decorating plans are coming together!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #175

 So I skipped Mod Mix Monday for a couple of weeks and I'm picking it up where I left off.
It's time to get busy decorating for Christmas. 
I am so inspired by that photo above... it's all so pretty...but
notice the urn full of balls inside the fireplace!
Isn't that a great idea?
Angie found this wonderful tin bucket on wheels and immediately knew it was 
the perfect container for a little Christmas tree on her patio. 
I love that she filled the base with apples and nuts! 
 Ms. Bingles has started up this year's Christmas tree shop.
She makes the most amazing Christmas trees from vintage odds and ends and then 
auctions them off on Ebay. This is just one of many.
 Diane of Adirondack Girl @ Heart made these cute little Christmas tags from an old wood skirt. 
She shares how she made them on her blog.
Priscilla of Priscilla's put together this super festive Christmas Mantel.
Kathleen aka Charm Bracelet Diva took and ordinary little dining chair 
and turned it into something special with a slip cover  
Jody of Southern Seazons put together this pretty centerpiece for Thanksgiving. 
 Christine of Little Brags always has something great going on - on her front porch
and Thanksgiving was no different. Her pretty bunny always enjoys the decor.

Marianne of Macca shared this wonderful old shabby fountain.
It's charming!

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