Sunday, November 27, 2011




Thanksgiving Sunday is the day I usually put up our main Christmas tree, and all the other decorations get filled in when I have a few hours to spare here and there.  These vintage mercury ornaments from West Germany really bring me back to my childhood with their colors of the season and frosted detail.  From
Lakeuka, these four decorations would be wonderful on a holiday wreath or a centerpiece, too.  I think they look like Mother Nature kissed them with an early morning frost....lovely!


These three vintage bundt pans from Bohemian Sway are just the thing to help me with some more baking this week.  Spice, gingerbread or even fruit cake would be perfect made up in these and would even be cute to give away to friends and neighbors with some cellophane wrap and a pretty bow.  I love the idea of giving a gift from your kitchen, and presented in the container in which it was baked doubles the gift!


A mid-week dinner party at some friends home would be the ideal place to show off a cute holiday look without being too dressy.  I'd pair this white blouse with my black velvet pants, my diamond studs, and maybe even tie off that darling red bow with a sparkling brooch in the center. So right for this time of year! This is from Bread and Butter Vintage.


I love watching the big tree in Rockefeller Center being lit up every year on TV!  I guess I'm really just a big kid when it comes to the holidays, and I'm going to make a fun night of it at home on the sofa even if I can't be in The Big Apple in person.  I'll make a big pot of caramel corn with almonds and serve it in a beautiful crystal bowl like this Waterford piece from Birney Creek.  It has the most elegant look with it's deep cuts and eight-point star on the bottom that catches the light beautifully.  I love using nice things in unconventional ways...I think we enjoy them so much more!  Maybe piping hot cups of Russian Tea as an accompaniment...yummy!


This is a big week for my Sweetie as you'll see when you read further,and I'd love to mark the event with a fun little surprise like these wonderful gentleman's driving gloves from the 1920's.  In a stunning, supple cognac brown leather, these gloves are rabbit lined for added warmth.  Available from
Kathryns Legacy, they were owned by a man who wore them in many car parades...can't you envision him in them in an old movie?


OK, I know I like to brag on my Sweetheart, but I'm so proud of him!  Tonight is his first gallery showing ever of his art...he turns the most beautiful wood items and them inlays them with things like turquoise, lapis, tigers eye, and silver!  He will be showing his items off all month locally, and tonight is a big reception for him with wine and other goodies.  Friends and family will attend, and I'd love to wear something understated but festive...this is his moment to shine!  How about this sexy ivory number from
Factory Girl 82?  The soft ivory knit is worked with the smallest of beads and sequins throughout, with a dramatic hem of more beaded designs.  Love this dress!


I'll end the week as I doing a little more holiday decorating!  This time outside the house, with something like this wonderful display from Scrap Sisters Vintage.  I love the sweet ice skates hanging on the sled decorated with the pretty greenery.  It just invokes a fun day on a frozen pond!

Go Grab Your Skates...Let's Have Some Fun!

--Lee Ann

1 comment:

lakeuka said...

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