Just a few leftover photos I haven't blogged. Although I didn't do much decorating this year, I did manage to make a few new displays.
This one was inspired by Jane, who also used thrifted ice skates on her front door. Those are my skates and I poked in some greenery and junk that I pulled out of a old floral arrangement. I've wanted to do something similar for several years, ever since I saw a photo of blue vintage skates in an old Matthew Mead holiday publication. I've never been able to find a pair of those blue skates, but the white ones work too. Cute, and I can just pull the stuff out of the top when I want to use them to go skating!
One of my favorite vintage Christmas collections are my beaded mercury glass picks. I haven't thrifted many--most have been purchased from antique shops, though I did manage to find a few really neat ones this past summer at a garage sale. I happened to have polished my silver champagne bucket for the Christmas dinner I decorated earlier in this month, so I combined the two and came up with this:
There are some lumps of floral foam wedged in the bucket and I simply poked the picks into the foam. I love how it looks, and I was surprised at how many picks I've amassed!
Back tomorrow to share the goodies I received in the Sweet Goodness Sparkling Winter White swap!