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.
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?