The Great Room
A big Welcome!
You're greeted by this vintage offering table once used to deposit your church tithes. The white twig tree in the picture might be a little hard to see, but it was purchased from West Elm and the branches are wrapped in book pages. You have to love it! The planter in which it sits in was given to me and personalized by my friend Sue Wolfe of Destination Art.
Another frame again with fun phrases and sayings versus pictures was purchased from Ikea.
I decided to have a real tree this year. First time in I don't know how long. The constant watering of it made it bit of a pain, but I have to say I love how a real tree looks. And the wicker basket on the pallet behind my couch was the perfect place to put it.
I seem to have a little obsession with feather trees. Don't ask me how many I have, but I seem to always find a spot for them.
These were on my Thanksgiving table and I've reused them here. I should probably share them with the birds next don't ya think?
This was an exciting find for me, an old pallet. I picked it up for a measly $25. Can you believe it! I love the industrial wheels on it.
The bus roll numbers were given to me by my good friend Amy of Whisperwood Cottage for Christmas last year. Are they totally awesome or what!
The scale, a purchase made during a visit to Superior Wisconsin with my friend Amy, has some flaws, but that's okay. It's just more well loved that way, right?
This in it's former life was an old theater spotlight. Now it's a mirror. The pillar capital is made from horse hair and clay.
I have a passion for old ironstone and this cupboard is filled with it. I added some bottle brush trees to make it more festive. The little girl planter was given to my mom in the hospital when I was born. It has great sentimental value to me.
Nothing is spared when it comes to decorating, even my windowsill has some seasonal decorations. Of course the hockey skate has special significance as my daughter is an avid hockey player.
This tree was a little bit more challenging for me to decorate as I had to decorate it all the way around. I loaded it to the gills with Christmas balls. And have you ever tried to find plain white balls? That in itself is a challenge.
You may recall these beekers I have that hold ivy cuttings. I just added some Christmas glitz to this one.
An old light globe has found a new home over a a cloche filled with bottle brush trees. It sits on top of an old weight.
Just a simple snowflake ornament adds a little extra to this pair of corbels.
This side of my double fireplace holds a collection of vintage of candlesticks.
A lone bird sits on top of one of them.
A garland of pearls is woven between greens.
I told you I have a lot of feather trees. Here is a whole forest of them.
Contained in a vintage German pan holds birch branches, some with added glitter. They're held in place with florist foam. Some vintage silver ornaments hang from them.
As you can see, a few of my collections...scales, clocks, books and trees.
I honestly was going to try to do this in two posts, but I think I think I'll leave the rest for a third post. Until then.......