IIex Verticillata This is how it looks in fall, before the leaves drop.
Winterberry, is a native holly, and an important source of food
for overwintering birds and small mammals. It has bright berries all winter,
very pretty for holiday decorating!
I didn't put the berries on the mantle because they don't hold up long indoors
once they are cut, and if they drop I am afraid of Tommy eating them.
So I just put a few branches on a platter at the table for a few days.
I'm enjoying the new house, decorated for the holidays! And the toasty fireplace!
We have a new houseguest!
We're having fun finding him each day, pretending that the elf is spying on us.
I'm teaching Tommy about minding his behavior, because the elf is reporting to Santa.
He wasn't afraid of Santa, like last year! He's grown up so much in one year!
Today we caught snowflakes, marveled at the beauty as it fell.
When I'm not busy with grandkids, I am working hard putting up decorations for my clients
or working on my Etsy store!
I've been listing many vintage goodies for Christmas decorating and entertaining.
There's just enough time to order my Christmas vintage stuff, if it is to arrive in time.
Vintage linens are popular in my Etsy shop, so are figurines.
retro Christmas Apron
|Pink organza apron|
I've been very busy listing great gift items as well!
For a train collector, A hearty train mug and some old train curtains
Hummel Candy Dish, " Let's Sing"
A Christmas Guitar Book
I still dream of having a store one day.
I sure wish you could stop by and have tea with me and talk about vintage goodness!
In the meantime, we can visit here and Facebook, right?
|reading A Christmas Annual, from the year I was born, and having a treat on my pretty china plates|
Speaking of tea and vintage lovin' friends, I saw a friend at her booth on Saturday, at the local Amish Market. She has lovely handcrafted " feminine frills" that you must see!
May I introduce Kathryn Ross, of The Writer'sReverie. She has a most delightful blog.
Cameo Impressions has lovely hair ornaments and fancy Victorian-style tree ornaments.
I hope you'll do your Christmas shopping, by buying vintage and handmade from Etsy.
It's fun to find repurposed items, antiques and interesting things with a history,
and lovingly handcrafted gifts and decor.
That's what you'll find if you shop Etsy! And you'll be supporting small businesses too!