December 3, 2010

Tinsel and Treasures Galore

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We’re in the thick of Christmas here at the SBS household and I wanted to share a few of my decorations…and would also love to see some of yours! No tree for me this year, I instead decided to pull out all my whimsical stuff and do a little menagerie of sorts…The southern momma gifted me this gorgeous vintage Italian ceramic 3-tiered cake stand and what better place to showcase all my favorite ornaments. If you squint your eyes its triangle shape sort of looks like a tree, right?

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A few years ago I found these adorable retro deer…velvet flocked of course with tiny gold antlers and bells that jingle (are there any other kind?).

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A pair of antique snowfellas make nice companions for the deery-lus as they bask in the light reflected off the pink tinsel while tromping over hills of purple.

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All this frivolity is overlooked by some of Santa’s reindeer (who used to be a dated brass, but got a coat of paint and now all is well). I decked this wreath with different snips of ribbon and now it’s more haute co- than bass pro!

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Finally, the entire tablescape…it’s like a Christmas “where’s waldo” for hoarders! Sorry, I like a lot of knick-knacks. Yes that’s Charlie Brown with his pitiful tree and trusty beagle companion…also a tiny Rudolph and his pal Sam the Snowman (made famous with the voice of Burl Ives). I like it and that’s all that matters…

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Now come on and tell us all what’s brightly lit at your house! And if you send a picture, I’ll post it! Pinky promise. {southernbellesimpleblog AT gmail.com}

Happy Friday and to all a Good Night!

7 comments:

  1. Your decorations are wonderful and alot like mine. Who needs a tree anyway. You can't beat the vintage! Thanks for dropping by and commenting I truly mean it.

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  2. SAM! Thank you! Tink asked me this week what was the snowman's name in "Rudolph," and even after 40-some years of watching this wonderful classic, I had no clue!

    Stay tuned for pics of Christmas. I hope to get the tree up this weekend after the craft show tomorrow. We are in line to get some "accumulating snow," like 3-4 inches by the end of tomorrow, then wind. That will make for an interesting Sunday morning. Snow + wind around here can make a mighty big mess! Might be just the right setting for tree trimming!

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  3. I love the velvet flocked reindeer. Very chic.

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  4. Kate, I chose you and your blog for an award. Please visit my blog to read what I wrote about you and your blog.

    Happy Holidays,

    Carol-the gardener

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  5. I love your decorations, I'm an absolute fool for anything with a little shine to it! The three-tir dessert tray is an inspired idea! It all looks lovely.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE that deer wreath!! So colorful and seasonal!

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  7. this retro table is just gorgeous!!! i love the brass to white reindeer and ribbon wreath the best, you're so creative!

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