Saturday, January 10, 2009
I'm always just a little traumatized after putting the Christmas away. The house looks bare. There's no sparkle, glitter or lights. It takes a few days to get used to the "bareness". Then I go in decorating gear. Just a reminder of some of the "before" pics.
I try to change things a little. Part of this may be that I really don't remember how I had things before. ;-p
For some reason, I always seem to go to either silver or winter white in January. I've put lots of new winter white and cream in my dining room.
I used a green holder and made a new winter white arrangement for my mirror. I always overbuy (BTW, Michael's has their flowers 1/2 off).
Michael's had some pretty ribbon and I'm a sucker for pretty ribbon. I used three different types and also wrapped the plastic wreath hanger with ribbon.
I used what was left in a crystal vase. I placed it on my oak buffet which we call "Eureka" since we found it in Eureka Springs...but I digress.
The crystal vase is from an antiquing trip (huge bargain), the crystal covered pie plate was a present from Daddy this Christmas, the lamp is part of Mr. Dumpling's collection.
I love sugar shakers or muffineers and find them so hard to resist! I think the crystal keeps a little bit of the sparkle going don't you?
Mr. Dumpling started me on a new collection with a Christmas present of Noritake China. It has the Green M in the wreath mark so made between 1918 - 1921. It doesn't have a name....just a pattern number N117.
I'll feature it on Tablescape Tuesday. Be sure to check back! Til next time...brighten your corner wherever you are!