Monday, January 4, 2010

i’d like to welcome back my unholidayish decor.

As much as I LOVE Christmas I also love taking down all the decorations and getting my house back to “normal”. When I take it all down I like to move my other things around a bit….Gotta change things up!  This weekend I really worked on getting some things placed “just so”. I’m not completely satisfied, but I like it for right  now.  :)

Here is my hutch at Christmas covered in Santas and my village..

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Here she is today holding my great grandmother, Tennie’s, china and crystal along with some of my vintage ironstone:

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I love the simplicity of the dainty floral and white… It looks so clean and fresh. I was thinking about putting something in my apothecary jars, but for now I’m liking them empty….

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My Aunt Rene gave me this antique ironstone platter that belonged to my great grandmother….It’s at least 100 years old, and I LOVE it…I love all the imperfections and discolorations…It shows me that she loved and used this piece often.

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Gone are the Christmas plates:

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Replaced with my TJMaxx favorites:101_1999

So long Snowmen!

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Hello, hand painted fruit plates! These were painted for me by my Bigmama and are very special to me.

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The Santas and poinsettia have been replaced on my library table with

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antique Blue Willow plates and some rustic pieces:

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An old cement planter, a rustic jar, and a new black and white picture of my little girlies….

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I got that adorable rabbit candle holder for Christmas. Does it look ok mixed with those other pieces??

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This table is finished off with some of my all time favorite pictures of my boys…. They were 3 and 4 in these pictures. Like the dust on that table?? Yeah, I just noticed it….

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I feel so reenergized having gotten rid of the Christmas explosion. It feels SO good to do something new! What have you done differently since you’ve put up your Christmas decorations?

I’m linking up with Metamorphosis Monday.

hugs,

9 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll be taking all my decorations down this week. Maybe by next weekend I'll be mixing things up a bit for a little change. All the snow we've been having has delayed my sofa slipcover, which I think will be one of my highlights for the year. Hoping to have that by the weekend, too.

Stephanie Lynn said...

My decor is still up...but I am getting pretty antsy about getting it down now. I love to mix it up too - it's just seems like the perfect time to do so. Your great grandmothers china looks fabulous in the hutch...and the ironstone platter is amazing! You're very lucky!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like your hutch with the white plates....with the blue it looks nice and wintery. :) That's a great piece b/c it can be versatile with different seasons. :)

Wendy said...

Everything looks so pretty! The white plates look beautiful in the hutch! I love the color blue of the plate from TJ Maxx! Thanks for sharing!!

Cha Cha said...

I just got everything down and I think my house is now sad. I need someones fresh eye to come and give me some new inspiration. I love the transformation your house has taken. I am loving the girls sites, thanks for the invatation.

randee said...

i love Christmas decor. i hate taking it all down.

i LOVED your Christmas decor. but, but, but, but i love how nice you have everything everyday.

i don't think i've ever commented here before, but i like your style.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Everything looks beautiful..all clean and fresh and ready to start anew!

I couldn't get my holiday stuff down fast enough this year, which is very unlike me. There have been years when I don't take my tree down till February. I guess I was craving a nice simple clean palette.

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Missed you.

~Amanda

Ticking and Toile said...

looks great!! I have long admired girls like you who have such a knack for accessorizing!!

Shellagh

James and Sarah Narramore said...

You inspire me! It makes me want to redo everything! You are amazing! I think the rabbit candle holder fits in just nicely with everything!

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