Up on the fridge top click, click, click....
...is a collection of creepy Saint Nicks! I started collecting these little "so ugly they're cute" Santas from the 1940's-1960's a couple of years ago. I finally had enough fill a small tee this year. Most of them were only .10.
|Can't you feel the Chrsitmas magic in this picture?|
I put this scene together with an old department store window in mind, where all kinds of Christmas decorations would be jam packed and where size and scale didn't matter. The more, the merrier!
A Coca-Cola Christmas village fits perfectly on top of our kitchen cabinets
|$1 flea market find. Santa and Mrs. Claus turning up the heat in a little pot-bellied stove.|
This year we made a little mini-gingerbread village. It is displayed in my favorite covered cake dish to make a cloche scene. We stuck the tiniest family of carolers in the center of town.
Gingerbread house decorating is a fine art endeavor reserved only for the most skilled artisans...
There is more ironstone in the dining area. Let's move on for the sneak peak of my tablescape...
Okay. So maybe there won't be too much dining going on at the table with all the decorations, but there's lots of eye candy at least!
I started this year's tablescape with a burlap runner and a woodsy winter theme but ended up with this vintage montage instead, which has been so much fun. I can always use the woodsy winter theme after Christmas anyway. I was struggling to get the look I wanted with a solid green tablecloth, so I searched some consignment shops this week and finally found this vintage one for $3.00 and it really tied it all together.
I had bought a grab bag full of little Christmas figurines at an estate sale but I wasn't quite sure where to display them, so I filled wine glasses from the dollar tree with glitter snow and a bulb or mini-bottle brush tree and made little snow scenes in each glass.
|A little putz church adds extra sparkle. My sister made the glass tree candy dish when she was in middle school (she now is now majoring in Art at college and is always making me lovely things).|
The ledge behind the table is great for displaying other Christmas odds and ends such as my grandmother's old Santa S&P shakers and a vintage Ball canning jar full of old red bulbs. One of a pair of candlesticks that I recently found at the Salvation Army store for .25 is shown here. I loved the design and the pretty scalloped edges on the peice.