Monday, December 3, 2012

Decking the halls... and everything in between


I finally managed to finish my decorating for the holidays... the trees are finished... the tweaking and fluffing is done.

This year I actually hung many of my shiny brites on my small tree in the dining room.  This little mushroom and the matching twin are my all time favorites.

And all that reflective surface really makes the lights "pop"!

Of course I did have to hold a few back to put in silver and crystal on the dining room table.  This crystal dish is full of shades of pink.  The little tinsel-net covered ones are new finds this year... from the big Christmas sale at a local thrift store.

And I did get time to finish of the star of the show... the main tree here at Red Gate Farm is kept in my enclosed front porch.

I like how the glass in the original front door of our house reflects the lights of the tree.... day or night.

This little space is done in mostly red, aqua and pale green.  I found these fun holiday records last year at a local thrift store... I had to pull some of the red ones out of the sleeves to show them off!

Another find this year was this cute little metal barn with silo.... It's a small sized barn, only about 8 or 9 inches in length.  I don't think I've ever seen one this small.  I love it tucked under the tree with a little toy tractor parked inside!

A few more vintage toys are under the tree like this Santa book and a couple of vintage children's chalkboards.

My little wrapping center is ready and waiting... something I hoping to  make use of this weekend!!

The vintage ceramic trees are spread out around the house.  This all white one with all red "pegs" is one of my favorites.

And since I took Friday off from work... well I even had time for a trip to Seattle on Saturday, for a bit of shopping with my daughter and my sister.  One of our stops was this little shop in the Northgate area... Maxine's.  A cute and funky floral/gift shop.  They have the most amazing stuff in this store... from vintage cement garden art to glitter-y little (and big) putz style houses.


One of my few purchases of the day came from Maxine's... this adorable little reindeer.  In fabulous shades of aqua and pink.

And of course, it wouldn't be complete without a bit of sparkle!

How are you doing with your holiday preparations?  

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Check out that toy barn. Do you recall when all toys were made of metal? How fun.

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  2. Love the tiny little tractor and all your Shiny Bights! Festive you are . . .

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  3. Everything looks beautiful! I love the tree on the porch and all the reflection...twinkle lights make my heart so joyful!!!!
    I think I'm done here. I haven't done the bannister, and I don't think I will. I've reached my limit! Hard for me to leave the house these days, as I'm enjoying home so much! Went to the most amazing concert at CTK Bellinham last night...now I'm completely festive!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your home is decorated so nicely. I love the barn and the shiny brites.

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  5. Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful and sweet!! xo Heather

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  6. Looks beautiful! We just pulled out one small tree this year and I put 4 ornaments on it. ha pathetic! I'll just live through your vintage lovelies.

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  7. Your home is looking so perfectly Christmasy! Love all the vintage touches and that little aqua deer is adorable! I'm your newest follower.

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