A few more pictures from my living room and dining room. I do them in shades of blue, silver and white, in contrast to the rest of the house, which is more traditional multi-color, and heavy on reds and greens. My living room tree, which is being backlit by the big window in this picture, and thus not nearly as pretty as it is after dark. But you can get an idea.
A close up of some of the blue and silver oraments. Also not the greatest picture, sorry.
A tabletop vignette with some cool little forest trees and a beautiful Father Christmas given to me by my sweet DIL.
Another little vignette with white papier mache church and Santas.
Dining room wall. Mark put up the bead board and plate shelf, and I used it to display in vintage FiestaWare until my MIL gave me her stunning set of Blue Danube china. Now that resides there all year long, and at Christmas, gets the addition of greenery, mercury glass votives, and other silver bits.
Close up for the Blue Danube, and a mercury glass container.
A little corner hutch I inherited from my grandmother, and which I love. Some of the pretties pieces of the china fit in there perfectly, and it lends itself well to Christmasy touches, too.
In particular, I love the graceful curves of the gravy boat. It looks like it should house a djinn, or something!
Okay, that’s enough for today. I’m afraid I’ll send you all into Toxic Santa Shock or something. But since I have virtually nothing up yet this year, it made me feel good to go through these photos from last year. Lots of memories, here. Hope you enjoyed seeing some of them!