Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . .
~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends.
Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray.
These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.
Back in the day, when I was a stay-at-home mom (we were called a housewife then) . . .
~ ~ most of my friends were also home with the little kids and all of us on a budget.
We would gather and collect ideas for our homemade Christmas.
This tree on the scale is so very special.
Ruth and I along with other friends would scour the craft fairs and quilt shops . . .
~ ~ looking for the perfect Christmas crafts. We came upon a tree pattern.
You know what happens sometimes . . we make things for others as gifts . . .
~ ~ and never having time to make one for ourself.
I so loved the stuffed fabric trees . . . and Ruth knew that I did not make one for myself.
We usually exchanged our gifts to each other on Christmas Eve . . .
~ ~ and there was that beautiful fabric tree in the box. I cried.
As I knew that she took time out of her busy life with little boys to make me one.
For some reason on many occasions we would get each other the same gift . . .
~ ~ as we loved the same things.
Several years ago we gave each other the same Jim Shore Santa.
I usually placed this Santa in our kitchen in the media room . . .
~ ~ but this year it is in the sunroom where I can see it all through the day.
I miss my Christmas exchanges with her . . . but I have these precious memories.
And speaking of friends and memories . . the other day my friend Sherri came over . . .
~ ~ she handed me this box and said “Merry Christmas, thought you would like this now”
It was this beautiful framed print by the artist William Mangum.
The print is titled, “Jack and Frost” . . . just love it!!!
William Mangum is a North Carolina artist which makes it even more special.
Sherri knows I love birds . . .
And owls too . . .
Added this cute snowman that a “niece-in-law” made for me.
Love little trees in the out of the ordinary containers.
Vintage flower pots and a sugar pine cone.
Cardinals nestled with the McCoy flower pots…
Icy branches of holly and berries fill the tray of the vintage hanging scale.
I am almost done with the Christmas decorating in the sunroom.
Here are a few sneaky peekies of the room . . .
Stay tuned next week for the entire Christmas Sunroom!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!