I have been wanting to take some photos of my Christmas decorations for several days, but the weather has not been cooperating. So, here is the best I could do. We'll start outside with my wreath.
I made this wreath a few years ago, but I still like it, and I didn't feel like making a new one this year.
Next we move on to the mantelpiece in the dining room.
We start on the left, and move to the center...
If you've seen my Flickr page, you've seen these fellows before. I made them last year from instructions I found in "Cloth Paper Scissors" magazine. Apparently a lot of other people also made some, as you can find out if you do a search on Flickr for "snowman bottles". There are dozens of them!
Then we move to the right...
Here we see my collection of Czech rhinestone trees. They are not vintage, even though they look like they are. I purchase one each year from a manufacturer in the Czech Republic. This year I got the large one in the back. Actually, nothing on this mantelpiece is vintage, now that I think about it. The ornaments are from Anthropologie, Plumo, Martha Stewart, and various sellers on eBay.
Tomorrow I'll show you my feather tree which IS all done with vintage ornaments, including some beloved family treasures. Stay tuned!