LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

OUR DOOR WEDNESDAY, WELCOME TO OUR HOME

Thank you; http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ for hosting another OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY. Be sure to take a look at what others are sharing. This is our front door on our screened in porch. Early on I decided to decorate the entrance area with this tree. The tree has a array of decorations from around our home. I love to recycle items for different purposes. The tree has bird nests, baskets, white birch canoe, ice fishing jigs, bears and more. Come on inside to see some other decorations.
These are some deer my family gave to me through out the years, notice it is a doe with her baby fawn. The lights in the back are white lights inside an amber colored antique jug I purchased at our local auction house. This is one of my most favorite areas in the house, the antique table that belonged to my Nana with adirondak trees, the vase of dried flowers are from my Great Aunt Idas funeral from early Novemeber with a snowflake made from antique sheet music.
Here is a vintage little elf, I purchased these several years ago from a yard sale, I love to yard sale. One never knows what they may find. Actually there were two of these, the other one has a green hat. I love them. This little elf is sitting on the back of the couch.
Here's a brown feather tree my daughter gave to me one holiday season. Notice the very vintage tins on the table. They are so cute with fox and other outdoor animals. I have had these cans for several years, again I found at some yard sale.
Here is another snowflake made from sheet music, I found this on http://cherishedvintage.blogspot.com/ I just love these things. I have given them to several of our friends in place of a holiday greeting card. Everyone loved them. Thanks cherishedvintage.
The jar here is one of my favorite items in the house. My best friend and I took a road trip to the southern end of the State (vermont that is). She (stacey) likes to go into old abandoned houses. We found two of these antique jugs in an old barn. This is what I did with mine. It is full of snow with pinecones, birch tree branches, accorns and such with a tiny strands of lights. It is so beautiful at night with the different colors of the lights shining in the snow. It sits on an antique scale, another find from the local auction, I love the auction house!
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Michele & Minyele

4 comments:

Joops said...

I like your candelabras.

Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Here's my Outdoor Wednesday post.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed looking at all your wonderful Christmas decorations! Thansk for the link for the paper snowflake instructions --so pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful decorations! It would be fun to follow you around the yard sales. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

Lori E said...

That jug is a great idea.
I like the natural decorations for a tree.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.