I need to show you my wonderful Neighbor Lady's treasures! A few weeks ago, we were at her home for a Christmas Tea and after I spent a rawther long time ogling all of her holiday decor, she graciously let me come back yesterday with my camera before she put her decorations away for the year. I told her that you would appreciate it as much as I did.
She had little vignette's everywhere throughout the house:
Elves on the staircase:
More little vignette's:
Everywhere you looked, there were Christmas treasures! This little postcard was tucked in the antique grandfather clock:
She loves old Christmas cards and this one especially tickled me:
All along the walls, there are framed Christmas art:
Love those trees made from vintage jewelry:
A take off the mouse in "Twas The Night Before Christmas":
I wanted to rip this one off her wall and run out the door with it. I behaved. It's not a very great pic I took, but the sandman is putting the little guy to sleep right before Santa comes:
Handmade treasures were everywhere:
I have this deer, too! I am loving those dream pets and would love to collect more:
A old stocking:
More Christmas treasures:
And her tree was filled to the brim with wonderful old shiny brites and ornaments like these:
A Christmas Angel:
And years ago, a student made this Santa card holder for her that still gets used every single year. What a great treasure:
She said many of the decorations were from when they were first married and she told of fabulous auctions she has been to over the years where she would pick up these treasures for pennies. She didn't think that the younger generation liked these kind of decorations, but I assured her that there are many, MANY of us out there who do.
Aren't they just drool-worthy?!