Today is the last day my decorations are up, tomorrow afternoon I will start packing them away. I will miss them! Have you packed everything up and begin the new year with a nice orderly home? At times I want to do that but I always end up leaving everything out through NYE. I didn't do a lot of decorating this year, just pulled out a few things and made vignettes. It was a busy summer and fall, a little renovating, painting and traveling. I hope your Christmas was merry and you are enjoying your New Year’s Eve.
My brooch bouquet was a birthday gift from my sister. She attended a wedding where the bride had a brooch bouquet for her bridal bouquet. She loved it and made one (no she's not getting married, she is married) for herself to enjoy. When I saw it I hinted I would like to have one. She started looking for vintage jewelry, pins, earrings etc. I ask for Christmas colors. My bouquet has my mom’s pieces, pieces from my MIL, my sister's MIL, SIL and friends. It also has my dad's cufflinks so of course it is so very special! It has a velvet ribbon wrapped stem. Hope you enjoy looking at my bouquet and my Christmas home tour.
My Brooch Bouquet takes center stage on a tray of white snow
Thank you dear sweet Iris
Of course if you have a clock you know there will be mice
Blue, white and silver
Silver and white ornaments wreath for the inside door
A few bears from my travels
A musical santa from my mom and dad, so treasured
Lovely rabbit dancers from Anthro
Plates from Anthropologie, placemats from Williams Sonoma
Favorite RL tea set
Oh Christmas Tree!
Elves bringing in the trees
Beautiful sleigh plant stand, a gift from a dear friend
The French Hutch
(notice anything different)
One of my projects this past summer was painting the hutch. I choose black for a completely different look and I really like it. Everything really pops now. For Christmas I used my Spode Victorian plates with my pewter chargers. Love the blue with pewter.
I hope you are enjoying your New Year's Eve and ringing in the new year with friends and family. Wishing you peace and joy and all the best in 2016! Thank you for your visit and support.
Here’s to the blessings of the year,
Here’s to the friends we hold dear,
To peace on earth, both far and near.