..........I have collected so much over the many years and have more than should ever be displayed in one small house. For a few years, right before time to decorate I have chosen a few things to put down by the street with a FREE sign on them. It only takes minutes for them to disappear. I am glad for someone else to get pleasure from my excess. I had a house double the size of this one before. I have not bought much in the last several years but each year I see a thing or two that have been hard to resist! This year especially I have seen soooooooo many really neat things shown on facebook and blogs.
I saw something very similar to this and just loved it. I started searching for some off-white mittens but in Central Florida as you might guess, mittens are not a popular item. I put a plea out on facebook for locals to keep a watch for some for me. I was thrilled when a friend came here from London last week and what did she bring me??? ~ these mittens. I had them decorated and on the door the next day. I love the simplicity of this. My favorite new decoration. For several years I "pined" for a pair of white ice skates to use like this and never got any and now I am quite happy with the mittens.
This is just inside the front door. My little foyer and one wall is all that is painted this shade of green.
This is along the same foyer wall. Flashes and candles make this wall paint look more yellowish green than it normally looks.
I always display one of my favorite cards that I'm sending on the table here. I have a scrapbook that I have placed them in for many years. It is interesting to see how they have progressed. For a few years each one had a rabbit on it. Remember when rabbits were "the thing".
Across from the table stands a grandfather clock and this little pillow is hanging on it. When crosstitching was popular I did a lot of it. This santa picture is one of my favorite things I did.
Beside the clock is a small closet and this stocking hangs on one door. The card bucket which you have already seen is on the other side. The bucket is starting to fill up with cards.
Back when candlewicking became popular again I did some of that and this stocking was my first project. Sure chose a challenge for the first thing but was pleased with the results.
This is taken from near the foyer and looking from corner to corner of the L shaped living/dining room. You can see I have a vaulted ceiling in the living room part only. I am so glad for it - keeps me from feeling so closed in with this small house. You will also notice I have filled it with large furniture.
Standing at the same place but looking down the living room wall, through the screened porch and all the way to my back-door neighbor's house. Hopefully, I will be able someday to control the light on my pictures better.
Standing at the porch entrance and looking back the other direction.
Had I put my big tree up it would be here where you saw the little rocker with the candlewick stocking. And, it would look exactly like it did this year. It is not pre-lit unfortunately - such a chore for me to put the lights on!
A close-up of the tree. I love the victorian look. You will remember I have some of my old-fashioned ornaments that I use to use on the tree displayed in a big wooden bowl in this room.
The little white church candle holder. One of the many treasures I have come home with over the years
from Christmas parties.
Between the hutch and buffet in the dining room.
This candle holder was a "container" at my Gifts From the Kitchen Brunch one year. It stays here year round but I only light the candle at Christmas time.~~~~~
This post will take the place of my Thursday "Tea Things" post.
Next time I will show you more from the kitchen and a few other spots through the house.