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..
Here she is today holding my great grandmother, Tennie’s, china and crystal along with some of my vintage ironstone:
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….
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.
Gone are the Christmas plates:
So long Snowmen!
Hello, hand painted fruit plates! These were painted for me by my Bigmama and are very special to me.
The Santas and poinsettia have been replaced on my library table with
antique Blue Willow plates and some rustic pieces:
An old cement planter, a rustic jar, and a new black and white picture of my little girlies….
I got that adorable rabbit candle holder for Christmas. Does it look ok mixed with those other pieces??
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….
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.