Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

...and I thought I'd share some of my favorite holiday decorations with you! 

My Christmas centerpiece!  I like how it goes so well with the retro vibe of our table.  The Santa glasses came from Goodwill, and the colorful ornaments (plastic) came from Target. The cake stand is something I use year round, and was a gift from my mother-in-law.  Here's a close of up the little angel figurines:

I picked these up at a garage sale.  $1 for the set.  So cute!

This tatted star was a handmade gift from my neighbor, Isabel.  She sent it to me in a card the first Christmas I moved away from my parents' house.  I was always over at her place, either asking to play with the vintage toys she kept on her sun porch or hinting around for one of the Snickers bars she kept in he freezer.  She passed away a few years back, and this ornament always makes me think of her.

 A couple of vintage angels I picked up at various thrift stores.  The one on the right is a candle holder.  I love the paillettes on the skirt of the one on the left!  How shiny and glam.

My mom and dad made me this snowman by sponge painting a canning jar, stuffing a small string of white lights inside, and topping it off with one of those super stretchy gloves and some ribbon.  Easy peasy!  I think they did the same thing for Halloween, swapping out the white paint for orange to make pumpkins.

And finally, my Nativity scene!  Yes, those are S'mores snow people.  Mini marshmallow baby Jesus came out a little blurry in this photo.  My mom has a super fancy antique Nativity scene packed away for me to have someday, but for now, this is small, fun, and fits my personality.

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