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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Halls Are All Decked


The halls over here are as decked as they are going to get, so let's take a quick run through the cottage to see what I managed to do!

Vintage blow molds on the old green cabinet.

I've added a few more angels since I took this picture, but you get the idea!

Everything Christmas was 75% off at an antique store I visited! A trio of Napco musical angels.

This seems like a good time to offer you something to drink. How about a nice tall glass of egg nog?

WAIT! Please use one of these cute coasters before setting that glass on the easily water-stained coffee table. Thank you!

An old shadowbox.

I love the little nursery, and the Home Sweet Home sampler on the wall!

She's a new addition to the angel/girl collection. The little one on the left looks a little unsure about her. Maybe she has a past.....

Old s&p shakers. Mrs. Claus looks mighty pleased with herself, like she has a secret she's hiding from the Mr.....

I think this gal might be my current favorite, because......

She has her original price tag on her, only 39 cents from Kresge's. If only I knew then what I know now, I would have scooped up every Christmas thing there was, at places like Kresge and Woolworths!
Well that's it for me. Are you done with the decking of your halls? I still haven't taken a picture of our Christmas tree. But that's ok. I've just got my fingers crossed that my Mom will be out of the nursing home, where she's rehabbing, and home for Christmas! I'll be linking up to Sue's REDnesday party over at It's A Very Cherry World this evening, where you'll see lots more reds!

30 comments:

Carey said...

OMG, I love your Christmas blog decor and your post. It made my heart beat faster. There is nothing I don't love! That shadow box if my favorite though. I so hope your Mom feels better. She is in my prayers.
Hugs and love,
Carey

Debby said...

Very cute little angels you have. I hope your Mom is able to join you as well. Merry Christmas.

JunqueMagnet said...

Yeah. So cheery and fun. You just reminded that I somehow managed to forget to bring out the Christmas glasses from the cupboard. Slap myself silly - my husband hates the fact that I won't let them go in the dishwasher because I don't want to fade those vintage graphics. What if I never find another set again (at a price I'm willing/able to pay)? He shakes his head and sighs...Thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

It all looks wonderful! I hope your wish comes true and you have your mom home for Christmas.

Happy@Home said...

Thanks for the eggnog and the tour. You have such cute things and the Kresge sticker brought back memories for sure.
I hope your mom is able to be home for Christmas too.

heartfelt living said...

What wonderful vintage Christmas decorations! I love, love all your sweet angels! Everything is so sweet, thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas to you,
Karen

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Enjoying all of your red and green and even the elves, because they are contained in a jar and can't get out. (Can they?)

Andy's Attic said...

Such cheery vintage decor! And don't we all wish we knew then what we know now?? But if everyone had saved things they wouldn't be so tresured. I really hope your mom gets home for Christmas.
Annette

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

So much cheery red! Love those angels.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh Carol, I sure hope your mom comes home soon! Very soon! She surely can't appreciate all your pretties from just photos. She needs to see them in real life! I love all your vintage treasures and you have such a knack for showing them off beautifully!

Merry Christmas!

LV said...

I wish I could drop by in person and share a glass of egg nog with you. Then you could show me around your lovely home.

Dena E's Blog said...

Yes what a delight it would be to stop by for a visit at your place Sweetie...Charming~~~May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......
Praying God's Blessings on You not only for Christmas but, all the New Year too!!!~~~Hugs Dena

Sarah said...

What fun Christmas reds you have. Thanks for sharing these vintage charmers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Loving your reds! I think the 'ladies' are my favorite! Makes me want to start a new collection (oh my goodness).

bunny said...

What a haul you made! Good for you.
Loving everything and your little vignettes are TDF.

Merry Christmas!
bunny

Our Back Porch said...

Your reds are just wonderful! I LOVE the trio of Angels. All of your angels/girls are adorable! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with those that you love.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love all of your angels--so cute :) Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Hi Carol,
I've said it before but it is worth repeating....I love all of your vintage Christmas pieces. They are so much fun!! I also love the commentary you added to the photos :)
I hope your Mom is able to join you for the holiday.
Jane

Cindy said...

Carol..because of you ..my eyes have been opened on the little girl collectibles. I have started looking and now I hope collecting. Thank you for opening my eyes!
Your decorations are very Christmas Vintage..my favorite!!

Merry Christmas..hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Vintage Christine said...

All your stuff would look perfectly at home in my house, and now I know why there's nothing to buy on eBay--you got all the good stuff! This will be my second Christmas without Mom, so please give your Mom a secret little hug from me, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Xmas!!!

Melody said...

Carol, Your Sears house looks so christnasy on the sidebar there and your collections are terrific. I loved places like Kresge, Woolworth, and Grant's.

craftyles said...

Carol, your decorations are wonderful and so vintage! I love the price tag on the angel too. Makes it that much sweeter. Hope you get all your last minute stuff done and Hope your Mom can spend her Christmas in good health. Merry Christmas!

Hooked on Memes said...

Your Christmas decorations are lovely! I haven't thought about Kresge's in years but I enjoyed shopping there! Merry Christmas.

Zootsuitmama said...

Oh my! You have the cutest blog I have ever seen! Come over and see me sometime at Zootsuitmama! Zootsuitmama

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Merry Merry Christmas! May your stocking be filled with blessings!

Hugs, Carrie

Thanks for all the fun Rednesdays this year!

daylily777 said...

All of your festive, vintage , Christmas decor makes me Happy when I look at it ! I hope & pray your Mom comes Home for Christmas .
Merry Christmas !
~Myrna

Jacqueline said...

I awoke this morning to the news all over the Gnomeland Newspaper...elves trapped in a jar down yonder at Carol's house...sending a gnome tonight to tip over the jar and let em' out!
Love to you and Merry Christmas my friend. May an elf always be by your side!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Hope your Christmas was wonderful! love all your pretty decor! Yes, if we only knew about all the stuff from these wonderful stores then!

Debbie

Miss Rhea said...

Oh My Gosh !! I have that EXACT shadow box ! What are the odds ? lol !!!