It's been so long, I forgot where I was! I don't know how these blogger's do it, putting out a post everyday, or even every other day. I'm so not worthy! My hat goes off to them.
So let's see, where was I again? Oh, yes, finishing my home tour. Seems like Christmas was already so long ago. And I'm still taking down my decorations. I mean seriously? You don't realize how many you put up, until it's time to take them down. So here we go. Continuing on the tour......
The Hearth Room
Aren't battery operated candles great? These even flicker and are scented! Seriously? I was even able to embellish them with ribbon and a single upholstery tack. The outside of the candle was actually real wax. Way cool!
I'd never seen snow shoes like these before, but then again, I'm not much of a winter outdoorsman. I love the medal and canvas. It almost gives them an industrial look. A simple extra-large ornament and a pair of vintage hockey skates jazzes them up a bit.
The Dining Area
This vintage iron English street sign is all I think my table needs. Keeps it simple.
I again this year added branches to my chandelier. These were actually tamarack branches. Ornaments hung from them at different heights are great adornments. The black ornaments I thought were very unique and unexpected.
This past summer I picked up these vintage iron tables. They fit under this newer table from Ikea to give me extra storage. I like this arrangement for serving when I have guests over.
What a great saying!
Old aquariums are great to use for so many things (besides fish)! The clear bulbs are from the craft store ornaments with the metal pieces removed. They look a little like "bubbles". You could probably add ice to this as long as it's still water-tight.
The slats on these tables hold wine bottles perfectly.
These are vintage baby bottles with jingle bells on the bottom.
A great ornament given to me by a friend this year.
I really didn't do much in the kitchen this year. Sorry. This large wall vase is filled with coffee beans.
K....I know I've used these frames throughout the house, but they're so fun (and so cheap)! Another fun idea is to fill vintage jars with Christmas candy. Also, handy to have around. Mmmmmm, good!
This year, instead of painting a tree on the wall, I painted a chalkboard wall and just drew the tree on
The First Floor Bathroom
Another aquarium, or is it a terrarium? These vintage Christmas lights are a great filler. I particularly love that they are all white.
If I ever need a hand, I have a couple of them here.
This was a gift from my Cousin Vickie. She made it from Gramma's buttons. Thanks, Vickie! I love it!
My most favorite vintage Christmas Ornament. It's of a downhill skier. Though I don't ski, it's a unique piece.
The Mud Room
This architectural piece I cleaned, stenciled and added the old skeleton key.
This piece which I'm sure is newer, was suppose to hold a flower pot, but I removed it and added the recycled glass bottle.
Well that's end. The end of another Christmas season and the end of my on-line home tour. I hope you enjoyed it! Take care and stay warm! It suppose to be below zero here this week. Yuck!