Good day to you. I hope you're having a good morning and staying warm
It's a toasty 80* here in Florida. It's hard to believe that Christmas is 2 weeks from today
I thought I would share with you some of the Christmas here at our house ...
I'm calling this year's decor Nature Meets Industrial "Found Junk"
And because money this year was REALLY tight for us, the only things I bought were
the tree, 2 poinsettias, 3 apples, a bag of cranberries and a can of snow
So enjoy ...
Beware ... it's a little photo heavy
This year's tree is filled with found objects, some home made goodies and some old tools
I kept the coffee table simple. A antique drying rack holds a few gears on a wheel hub housing a candle with an antler wrapped around it's base. A cheerful snowman that sits proudly in a couple vintage lamp parts. Some fresh greenery in a marmalade jar along with a reindeer on a trowel and a red metal socket box atop a vintage license plate complete the vignette.
The mantel was a challenge, as usual. I was inspired by Donna at Funky Junk.
An ironstone pitcher filled with fresh holly from our garden, a antique wooden pulley and a vintage blue Ball jar with a couple branches fill one window while a simple wrought iron star shoots across the other. The fresh greenery holds a few apples, a garland made of fresh cranberries and a nautical rope then sprayed with some spray snow. Simplicity at it's finest
I made these "Wish Lists" a few years ago by printing out a few sheets of paper that say "Wish List" at the top then tea dying them. Then stamping them with print and rolling/taping them.
They are placed in a simple galvanized bucket and a few greenery sprigs
Because we're in Florida, our fireplace doesn't get used often but I do light a few candles at night to give a warm cozy feel. The window in the front offers a beautiful effect
Under our tv we set up this barn. We started this last year and it was a hit. It's our take on a "village"
The barn is a simple birdhouse bought last year at a garage sale for $1. All the trees and fences were purchased last year at Goodwill. This year we added the truck (found at a garage sale for $.50). I'm looking for one a little bigger for next year but this one is so cute and the perfect color
To the right of the barn is my take on a gear tree (again inspired by Donna at Funky Junk)
Two sweet vintage brass reindeer (once candle holders) play on my stack of antique bibles
next to an old oil can which rests on an old rusty antique fireplace grate
My homemade burlap stocking is just clipped to an old rusty grill grate
Mr. Deer hangs proudly in an old wire box
Even the lockers received some simple Christmas decor
Hope you enjoyed my little tour as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you
May this season be the best it can be for you and your family
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