Friday, December 7, 2012

Bowl full of Jelly


With it being so grey here I have had to resort to using my flash. A week of tree photography only paid off in giving me two out of the five trees a decent shot. I wouldn't normally complain except all these grey skies have given us not a drop of rain.


For some reason, this year I couldn't remember where the original position of all the Christmas "stuff" went. I had to improvise and this new vignette was born.


Santa snuggled in with a few friends from Kim K. and a Beths Bagz pin cushion.


I will assume the grainy picture is a result of no sunlight? This is my newest tree that I sat in an old galvanized bucket and arranged all our modern glass ornaments on.


The drum candy can was perfect for my vintage tinsel tree. Now if only Sarah would spread the glass garland finding love...it would finally be complete.


Proof that I will put a vintage book anywhere.


No dish left untouched...


Santa sits ready in the kitchen to help in the baking.
If the sun decides to shine I will be ready for another photo shoot.

If you loved my ornament wreath you will love this great giveaway over at my friend Meri's. Pop over and look at the two beauties you could win.

27 comments:

Kim K. said...

How fantastic is that drum for your tinsel tree! You really do have some amazing vintage vignettes. I've been looking for one of those Santa cookie jars and now I know I need to visit KS!!

PS. I haven't taken pictures yet of your fantastic gifts. I have special plans for those dollhouse pieces. I hope my package arrived to your home. Christmas hugs!

birdie blue said...

doesn't your home look festive, miss renee. love all of your christmas-y vintage goodness, especially the books in the sweet planter.

xo
molly

Debby said...

Love all of it. Love that drum can. We have had rain and dark days all week,,,,,,,more to come.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I need one of those drums for my circus vignette Christmas tree! Your decorations are so fun! I take pictures of my displays so I can remember where everything goes...then forget which picture file I put them in...lol! Maybe it will force me to actually do something different. =D

craftyles said...

Great decorations. I'm loving the scotch cooler and the drum can.

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and cozy!! Those little Santa mugs are so darn cute, along with the cookie jar!! Love, Love your tinsel tree!! Happy weekend!! xo Heather

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I am glad to see where that drum finally ended up. Super cute and so holiday cheery!

Kathy said...

Your house looks so cozy and an inspiration with all the little special touches like the angle cookie cutter tied up with a ribbon.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love the jumbo sugar bell corsage on the lamp! And oh I so want one of those Santa cookie jars! Your tinsel tree looks so great in the drum! Where does a vintage loving girl find herself a drum like that? lol
Happy Decorating-
Erica :)

trish said...

What a lovely Christmas decor. :o)
Thank you for inviting us into your home.

Into Vintage said...

We have the gloom here as well and lots of rain. Bleh!

I think your drum base on the tinsel tree (which number tree is that? 3, 4, or 5...!) is brilliant. A very inspired idea. :-)

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, I LOVE your style, Renee! I'll be finishing up my decorating this weekend, and your home will definitely be an inspiration for me! Love the way you put things together, my friend! And your tinsel tree is fabulous!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend...

Julie

Tammy's in Love said...

I just love random silly stuff in a dish. Vintage Scotch tape dispenser; fun find! There must be more Christmas books than that...waiting for next post!

GardenofDaisies said...

It's all so pretty! I love every tiny tree, every dish of vintage Christmas goodies. We sure do need some rain.

Liz said...

Your home looks lovely in all its Christmas finery!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Betty Smith said...

Had to comment on your Santa standing next to the thermos - I found his twin at a local thrift shop last week. Someone had abandoned him near the check-out counter and, boy, did I grab him when I spied him while walking out after what appeared to be a bust day at thrifting. I have followed you blog for several months and really look forward to each new post. Also, I love the little wooden spool with tree - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I will make one for myself.

Nancy said...

Goodness Renee..I wish I had enough room for that many trees..My favorite is the tinsel tree..I am trying desperately to find mine as I want to display it this year..I will make another trip to the shed today to search..I love looking at everything in your home..It is like vintage heaven Renee..lol

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello, sweet Renee!
How I love all your quaint Christmas decorations. I can't imagine why I was anticipating something vintage and cute? I love all your Santas. He looks so spry flanked by your red plaid thermos and tiny tree topped spool trees.

You've done it again!Another cheerful post...just bursting with Christmas cheer!
Blessings and hugs,
Carolynn xxx

donna said...

Renee your Christmas decorations are beautiful. Love how everything is all put together.
Hugs
donna

VintageBettys said...

I love,love,love the candy drum can and the way you displayed it! Beautiful! We haven't yet started to decorate. Your pictures may be just what I needed :)

chris mckinley said...

Love your tinsel tree! We had one...with big royal blue flood lights shining on it!

chris

Corey Moortgat said...

Renee, that silver tree in the drum can is DIVINE! I love it!

busymartha said...

Your place is looking great Renee! We are experiencing a lot of grey these days, and lots of rain! Got my decorations upstairs, just need to unpack and decorate! Waiting for my daughter to help me. Hopefully later today!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I do love your sweet vintage decorating touches. Your tinsel tree is gorgeous.

xo
Danielle

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Very cute vintage decorations! Love how you have them arranged!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Good morning.....I just fell IN LOVE with your blog! I have added you to my blog roll and RSS feed and hope you might stop by for a visit. Perhaps you could add me to your blog roll, thanks Dianne

Barbara said...

I'm feeling under-decorated! Know what I love most? The drum tree holder and the plaid cooler ceramic tree stand ... must have a thing for tree holders today! (Cannot believe I have fallen this far behind in my blog reading....)