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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Little Inspiration...


We had our Thanksgiving family get-together just last night, so today I am starting to do some Christmas decorating!  I'm surrounded by boxes and need a little inspiration to get started!  Thought I'd share some ornament photos from previous years~  we decorate in mostly vintage, as I have been collecting it for many years... hope you are inspired, too!





I LOVE the look of silverplate, ornaments, and tinsel...






This sweet little porcelain bell belonged to my husband's Grandmother...


Well, I guess I'm ready to start decorating the tree!  I'll share more of my vintage Christmas collections in the days ahead!

Until next time...
Linda

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Shopping Fun at Haupt Antiek Market...


Yesterday, I stopped by to visit my friends at this month's sale at Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley, Minnesota!  My daughter and I were dealers at Haupt for 3-1/2 years and it is always fun to see everyone and the wonderful items they have for sale!  This month's theme was Holiday Traditions and the place was full of wonderful Christmas goodies!  Thought I would share some of the great items and vignettes for those of you not close enough to stop by!  There's lots of eye candy and fun ideas from all of the creative dealers!




















Outside the shop had lots of great greenery and arrangements...




I love how this old tin picnic basket was used ...


Hope you enjoyed the visit and are inspired for your Christmas decorations, too!  The next monthly sale is Dec 2, 3, 4, and 5th~ Silver and Gold...I can't wait!

I am linking up with Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...
Linda

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Christmas Change on the Front Porch...


With the early onset of winter weather in Minnesota, we spent the last warm day before the first snowstorm doing some of the outdoor Christmas decorating!  This is the front porch set-up!  I used the old white picket fence section as a backdrop again, and my little old wood bench is topped with a big pot of fresh evergreens and silk poinsettias...


I have an old red sled, a fun plaid scarf, and three pairs of ice skates...




I love these great icicle lights~ they blend right into the real icicles...


I painted this sign a few years ago on a whitewashed crate end...




I think it makes a welcoming entryway!
I'm linking up to

Vintage Inspiration Friday 
and
Monthly Open House  at the Answer is Chocolate

Until next time...
Linda

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Etsy Fun...


Today in the mail, I received my etsy order from Sharon of My Vintage Studio !  Look at these beautiful tags!


Each tag has such beautiful embellishments...



She made these for me as a special gift!  I LOVE them!



 and look at this sweet vintage postcard she sent me, too!  Thank you SO much, Sharon!  I hope you will check out her blog and her wonderful etsy shop , too!  She has free shipping when you buy three tag orders!  You will love what you see there!


Also, I've been adding to my new etsy shop, Romantic Farmhouse this week!  Here are some new goodies!  I hope you'll stop by!







Also don't forget my other etsy shop, Itsy Bits And Pieces !  There are lots of fun items for artists and crafters, and vintage Christmas goodies, too!

Linking to Treasures and Trinkets Thursday

Until next time...
Linda