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