Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas Finds in Canton

I could live in a Christmas house. By that, I mean I love red and green together. They are seriously my two favorite colors.

So, this year, I'm decorating with...wait for it...silver and white! Yup, I'm breaking with my usual and going with white and sparkly with mercury glass look. I'll throw in some apple green and red of course!

With that in mind, I was on the lookout in Canton for things that would fit in my new theme. I found these pip berry garlands and my twin sister bought the snowmen for me as a birthday present. :o)

I also got these tin letters:
Love the rustic-ness of them and can't wait to put them out.

For touches of red - a Fiesta ware pitcher which reminds me of Mom - she had a set of turquoise Fiesta ware:

and a frame came home with me. The frame was only $2 and I don't have to paint it! I'll either hang it around a Christmas plate or maybe I'll do something a little different.


I'm excited about the two Christmas presents I found there as well. (No pictures of them...I don't want to give away any surprises!)

Two purchases I am very excited about are a JOY yard sign and some metal Christmas trees. I've been wanting one of those signs forever and found these right outside the Market Day grounds. It has the Holy Family silhouette in the "O". The trees were a hot item and going fast. They are so cool and will look so good next to the fireplace! I'll share a picture of them after Thanksgiving. I want to show them when they are set up.

I did buy a couple of non-Christmas items as well - a Tupperware teabag squeezer (great for handling the hot tea bag!) and a pyrex butter dish. Love the green flowers on it.

From my trip in August, I also have a very unique wreath form. I'm not sure yet how that is going to come together but I do have an idea. I'll share it in a couple of weeks.

My two rocking horses are getting made over as well; the small one is done and I'm working on trying to figure out what to do to the large one. Here's what they looked like originally:

I also found these 3 metal cookie cutters. I will probably tie them onto my raggie wreath that hangs on my kitchen door:

I adore Christmas! I love it all; the representation of Jesus' birth, the music (my family teases me about listening to it from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Day), the decorations, the parties, food, family gathered together, every last bit of it.

However, right now I am focusing on Thanksgiving (planning a fun Thanksgiving Day dinner with the kids and their friends) but I'm looking forward to all the Christmas decorating and activities. Do you have a theme for your decorating? Are you changing things up this year?




I'm linking up at these parties:
Vintage Charm Party

19 comments:

  1. I love all of you 'finds'! I'm doing white & silver (shiny) in my dining room too this year. My Mom had a set of cookie cutters exactly like the 3 you found. I don't have them so seeing them was a fun reminder!

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    1. Oh boy, we'll have to compare our decor! I have a whole jar full of mostly my mom's cookie cutters. I love these as they are not only Christmas but will show up on my wreath.

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  2. How fun, Cecilia! I adore the Merry letters! I decorate with silver and mercury glass too, except in my kitchen--jadeite and red all the way there!

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    1. Commented before I saw that you linked @Vintage Charm--love the cookie cutters too! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. Hi Cecilia,
    I could live Christmas all year...my husband jokes with me that I should have been born at the North Pole, well except for the cold I could so live there! ;)
    I love it all too!!
    I put up 2 large trees, one white one upstairs that is decked out in a seaside/shabby theme and one downstairs for the red/woodsy traditional that I also love!
    All your finds are amazing...I love those tin letters and your fiesta jug is a great find and red is so pretty for Christmas!
    Can't wait to see the projects you are working on!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! :)
    Kimberley

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  4. Love all your finds and can't wait to see the ones you are waiting to share as well as the redo's! I love all things Christmas and find it hard to limit myself to a particular color scheme but I just might do that this year as I do not plan to put up all the decor I normally do since I am leaving on Christmas day and won't be home until the day before I go back to work! I haven't decided for sure what to do but I will figure something out. Those snowmen are adorable. I might make some similar to them. SO cute! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  5. Hi Cecilia .. looks like you have great plans for your Christmas decorating. Sometimes we need to make changes. Love all your finds and anxious to see what you do with the horses. I have so many antique decorations and enjoy using them each year ... but, for the past two years, I skimped on decorating and did not pull the old ones out. Just took more time and energy than I had. Looking doubtful this year also as we will be very busy during December. Anyway, it is more about the 'reason' that we celebrate than the decorations.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. That butter dish is darling Cecilia! Something about it that's very nostalgic. Ok, I'm loving the fact you're shaking things up and doing silver and white because that's MY favorite holiday color combo :). We haven't decorated for the holiday in two years, and this year will be no exception, so I'm going to live vicariously through you my friend.

    xxx

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  7. I'm the same way with the music, Cecilia! There's a radio station here that plays nothing but holiday music starting at Thanksgiving. and although I don't listen to the radio in my truck anymore, I will for this. Love it while I'm gift shopping !! And I'm also getting into the early Christmas movies on Hallmark. Hubby made fun of me yesterday.

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  8. Hi Cecilia--what wonderful Christmas finds. I'm still focused on Thanksgiving, though I've got a couple of cool Christmas ornaments I've been working on that I'll blog about soon. I've been thinking about doing more with aqua, but I'm not sure how. I bought a pair of aqua skis and just saw someone who put a pair (crossed like a narrow "X") next to their fireplace. Oh, I just remembered, I'm in the middle of painting the roofs of several Putz houses pink, so I'll definitely be decorating with some pink, too :) Hope you're having a great week-end!

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I'm just starting my Christmas crafting - I won't decorate until after Thanksgiving though. Your aqua and pink sound fun. Looking forward to seeing how you use them. And aqua skis! Fun! :-)

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  9. What fun finds!!! I love the cookie cutters. I still have my moms and my grandmother's simple little cookie cutters. They are so much fun to use during the holidays.

    We had a pyrex butter dish like that with GOLD flowers on it! Great memory jogger.

    Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

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  10. Those are some great finds. The snowmen are too sweet.

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  11. I can't wait to see your Holiday decor. Love your fiesta pitcher...and those snowmen...and the red frame...and...well you get the idea!

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  12. What great finds! I love those cookie cutters!

    Can't wait to see all your Christmas decor!

    Happy day!
    karianne

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    1. They remind me of my mom so of course I had to get them! I started decorating at the farm all ready...earlier than I normally do but I wanted it done so when we're there we can enjoy it. I'll be sharing some projects this week.

      Have a great week!
      Cecilia

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  13. I'm excited by your excitement! I've bought a few Christmas decorations at thrift stores, too, and they're standing by until the turkey's been eaten. :)

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    1. Haha, I'm trying so hard to not get ahead of Thanksgiving! I'm going to share my wreath this week though. Plus I've started writing posts to trot out after turkey time. Now to get pictures all edited and I'll be ready to go! And thank you. I had a fun birthday. :-)

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