Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas at Our House

I love our Christmas decorations. I buy maybe one thing a year, like the silver seashell from Bergdorfs (below). Nothing really matches, and it all goes together. We keep everything in two big storage boxes under the bed.

This handpainted reindeer with a wreath around his neck I got last year at ABC Carpet. The ornaments with the silk flowers on top I picked up on year at Bergdorfs.

Ah, the tree. Love our tree. It has a lot of little colored lights, and is covered with ornaments that are mostly antique, or we made. The ornaments are on the smaller side since big ones are too heavy on the branches. Nothing too shiny. I like glimmering, frosted, faded. Many of the ornaments have stories behind them. It is a very personal tree, colorful and warm.

In the (non-working) fireplace, a pot of dried hydrangea, a candle on top of a metal flower candle holder from an antique store, and a little white poinsettia from the corner deli.

Evergreens and bits on top of a book shelf.

And Miss Bell.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

My tree looks so triste in comparison. I'm going to go add more lights.

Mr. Peacock said...

I love your tree too, it's very dreamy!

Paul Pincus said...

it all looks wonderful!

happy christmas, b.b.!