Monday, December 6, 2010

christmas past...

When I first started my holiday nest tour last week I mentioned how I felt my style has changed in a year.  It actually has been slowly changing over the years.  However, like me, I am sure many of you still save a few pieces that you just can not part with.  Pieces that hold special memories of Christmas past.  I usually display these treasures downstairs but since that whole space is under going a little makeover (more on that after the holidays) I picked out a few favorites and put together a little vignette in my entry way this year...
The Christmas tin sign was a gift from my husband when we were first married...
I collect Santas, especially when they have such a beautiful face.  The two cone shaped Santas were my Mom's, again love their faces...


I don't know what they are made of but it feels like a soft leather!  I also printed out some Christmas sheet music from the Graphics Fairy and added some Scrabble letters...

 I had a gathering on Friday night and put together little favor bags for my girls (thank you Ladies and Gents for a wonderful evening!)...



I am in love with these petite Flora Doora bags (thank you Jane!) that I got on Etsy.  They are lined with plastic so you can add some fresh cut flowers too!  The burlap ones are my favorite but I love red ticking at the holidays and put one on the back of my front door...
Under the table (which I am on the fence on painting) is this cute red chair that would go in front of the fireplace at Christmas when I was little...
Not much natural light shines in this spot of my house, let me turn the lights on...
Petite and sweet!!  I am not much of a tablescaper but I did put this together for my gathering...


Also in my kitchen I have Jim's stocking that his Mom made for him when he was little...


Isn't it wonderful!  I do not know what those spots are and I am afraid to wash it.  I am not sure why we hang it on the back door knob but that has been it's place of honor since we moved in.  Well, thanks for visiting today and taking a little peek of some of my treasures from Christmas past.  I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

18 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sandi, do not paint the little red chair. It is just adorable! Imagine the world if it was all white! I think everyone would be depressed. We all need a little color in our lives. And this chair is just perfect the way it is. :)

Love that stocking Jim's mom made. Absolutely adorable. And such a great treasure to enjoy each and every holiday season.

Hope all is well! Best wishes, Tammy

trash talk said...

Following trends is a great way to decorate at the holidays and keep it fresh, but nothing can outshine memories. Yours are delightful and such wonderful treasures.
Debbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love that you shared your memories with us. Thank you:) Ever thing looks so pretty.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Sandi! I'm with Tammy--that little chair wants to be red! Love your Christmas decorating...I think we all change over the years. Interesting how we evolve, isn't it?!

I hope your Monday is just wonderful...

Julie

Sweet Sage said...

beautiful new look on your blog, Sandi!
LoVe the burlap favor bags .. so sweet :)
hope your week ahead will be warm & wonderful ~
kim

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
Such pretty touches and displayed so wonderful! We HAVE to keep pieces of our past...that is what makes us who we are. Love your little chair and all your other goodies too. Those burlap bags are neat too!!
Hugs~

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Just beautiful. So homey and warm. Makes me want to join you for a cup of tea.

Judy

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Sandi ~ I agree completely. There are items in my Holiday boxes that I take out and look at adoringly, but put them back in the box because I just don't love them anymore, I just cannot bear to "Goodwill" them yet. Those burlap buckets are very very nice and everything looks great.

Susan said...

You're right Sandi, there are some Christmas treasures we just can't part with no matter what our style may be. Your Santas, little chair and husband's stocking will stand the test of time and make you smile.
- Susan

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- I love that you have so many special memories attached to the things you share. I love a lot of the old stuff and, even though my style has changed, I find that I put it out year after year to honor certain memories.

Thanks for a lovely post..and that chair.....PERFECT~ I hope you have a special little one that it will go to someday. Hugs-Diana

Rebecca said...

Hello
I have my favorite also and try to add just one special thing each year. I love your Santa's they are wonderful. I think it is all about memories...
Thank you so much for joining my Birthday Party
Blessings
Rebecca

Roberta said...

Sandi, LOVE your Christmas banner, white mantel mirror and Advent Calendar! Lovely ~ xoRoberta

Roberta said...

Congrats on your winnings too! Lucky you! R

saltbox treasures said...

Everything is lovely! I also love vintage Santas, and what a lovely bag for your party guests! I'll have to go check them out.
~ Julie

Tracey said...

Your little favor bags are adorable...what a nice gift for your guests!!! I love all of the vintage Christmas goodness going on at your house...lovely!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Heaven's Walk - said...

Awwwww....Sandi --- what sweet memories all of those treasures must bring you during the holidays! I love that you display them all in places of honor. I'll bet that Jim just loves seeing his old stocking hanging there. I just adore those little bags, and will definitely check out her esty shop! :)

xoxo laurie

Linda said...

What a charming vignette! I love your tin sign especially! And The burlap gift bags are wonderful!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh I was out of town and missed this post! I have never seen the
Flora Dooras look so cute! What a
nice post! Makes me so happy! So
glad you enjoyed them!

Jane
Flora Doora

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