Thursday, December 1, 2011

~ Christmas Decorating ~ part 1

Happy December 1st!...it's really here!...I am not done yet with my Christmas decorating but wanted to share with you what I've accomplished thus far...

...olde ladderback that sits next to the entertainment center...I stitched the wee pinkeep with elements from a Stacy Nash pattern and the Primitive Bell Ornies are sold in my shoppe...I sell them in the ornaments category but they look cute in a bowl with greenery too!
About a month and a half ago or so I got a "new" table for the entryway, it replaces the little chippy white table that I had here for a very long time......here it is dressed for Christmas:
my primitive olde pie safe:
a closer look...the lovely chalkware santa was made by Maureen of Buckbrush Farm:...standing in the foyer you will also be looking into the dining room...I have decorated my foyer table with a few festive bits:
...and here is what I've placed on the dining room table...the Mock Mice Teeth II table runner is sold in my shoppe...I love the festive color!...the candlesticks were made by Don & Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm:
...another pinkeep that I stitched from a Stacy Nash pattern:
...another olde ladderback...this one sits on the fireplace hearth, it is the chair that I usually have filled with dolls!
...here is the little dough box table that hubs made a few months back...a Sweet Surrender placemat in Brick/Black is just the right textile for this little space...other color choices are available as well...the gingers and candy canes were made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow:
...on the cabinet that hubs made a couple of years ago, I've got a couple things the same as last year and a couple things different:
...the light that hangs above is new, made by a tinsmith here in Virginia:...the candlestick is one made by Don & Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm:
...the primitive reindeer was made by Maureen of Buckbrush Farm:
...my coffee table bowl looks very much like last year filled with all sorts of goodies made by all sorts of fabulous artists!
...the olde wash stand:...brown paper packages tied up with string are just a few of my favorite things!
...the sign above the blanket crane reads, "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas It's the best time of the year!"...I think that must by my all time favorite Christmas song:...I only change out this area of the black stepback and I've placed a 24 inch Primitive Pine Tree in a favorite olde basket and filled an olde wooden bowl with Williamsburg Christmas early style potpourri that is sold in my shoppe:...a closer look at the shelf above...I got these chalkware santas last year, they were also made by Maureen of Buckbrush Farm and the sweet little Merry Christmas dish is a piece of American made Redware available in my shoppe:Ok that's going to do it for Christmas Decorating part 1...I hope you enjoyed my pics...I thoroughly enjoy looking at all of yours!!

Until next time...

23 comments:

•♦•©The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Oh my gosh...I love it, Janet! Wonderful furniture pieces and gatherings! I am in love with that tin light!♥♥♥ Every thing is so pretty...Picture Perfect, looking forward to seeing more of you Christmas Home!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

It all looks wonderful Janet!! I always love that you remember where your wonderful handmades coem from and give the artisit credit.What a sweet thing to do!! Look forward to the rest!! HUGS!! <3

basketsnprims said...

Janet ~ I love it all. Very simple but perfect!
I look forward to seeing more of your home all decked out for Christmas.

earlyamerica 1815 said...

Janet, Your pictures are some of the best I have ever seen! You have such a talent for putting things together just beautifully!! Something that I love and respect about you is that you always give credit to the different artists and designers who create your wonderful treasures!! Thank you so much!! Have a wonderful Christmas!! Tina

annie said...

Janet, your pictures are always wonderful. I esp. like the one of your foyer with the mirror, looking toward the dining room. Everything is just beautiful. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Janet,
I sure did enjoy part one and can't wait for part two! You always put everything together just wonderfully and I always look forward to your new pics. Hugs, Lori

Robyn ♥ said...

Your decorations are so beautiful! I love the trees in dough bowls! I can't wait for part 2!

earlene said...

It looks so wonderful...I have checked it out three times now.I love your Sants grouping.
Have a cozy night.
Earlene

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Your home is simply lovely! My favorite picture is the one were you can see your dining room through the doorway. It looks so inviting. Beautiful!! Looking forward to "part 2"

janet said...

I can't wait for Christmas part 2 because I just loved part one..You have some beautiful piecesof furniture and the handmade ones are adorable..Have a Blessed week..

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh what a perfect prim home. You have a great eye for display.

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Janet~ Thanks for the wonderful eye candy.Everything was just simple and beautiful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

bayrayschild said...

So LOVELY! I'll be watching for more!

Audrey

ctlogcabin said...

Oh Janet Im late to view .. I was out yesterday shopping. I Love everything ... each pic shows how warm and inviting your rooms look.
Like Linda said love the fact you remember all the great artists and give them credit ... it also allows the rest of us to maybe purchase some of the goodies. :-)
EnJoy the rest of your decorating.
Warm Hugs ~ Connie xox

Loretta said...

Oh Janet everything is just yummy! I love how you put your displays together! You have so many wonderful handmades! Your tree with the brown paper packages underneath....Pottery Barn? I have the same one. I love mine (and yours too!). I can't wait for part 2!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Everything looks amazing. Nice pictures of a wonderful decor.Love it all. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Raymond Homestead said...

Everything looks so nice! Love your house!

Carla said...

Everything looks wonderful, Janet! I'm looking forward to seeing more. You've done a great job, thus far!

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

I certainly did love it all!!! As usual it all looks stunning Janet, you can tell you put so much thought into your displays, but it pays off as everything looks marvellous am looking forward to the next instalment!
Hugs
Karen

The Bean House said...

Everything looks fabulous, Janet! You have such a great eye! I could almost smell the mulled cider brewing, lol! Karen =)

Kitty said...

I am absolutely in love with your decorating! Your home is so beautiful! Love your prim touch with you Christmas deco.

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Janet as always your home is beautiful!! I LOVE all of your greenery and gatherings. I also LOVE all of your gingerbread men!!

Christmas Blessings,
Dana