This year, though, I'm craving decorations that are simpler and more natural. I'm leaning toward traditional colours and decorations with a hand made, homey feel. Nothing says tradition more than Victoria Magazine and I fell in love with a little vignette on one of the Christmas issue pages. You know if I love it, I'll copy it!
Here's the inspiration ~
I have three solid lead, antique farm animals that usually sit on high shelf in my dining room. At Christmas they kind of get buried under decorations. ~
The inspiration photo had so many elements that appealed to me. I adore vintage books and, since I was sixteen, I've been the caretaker of the family Bible with records dating back to the 1800's. Perfect for this display. They have put candy canes in a white, vintage pitcher and you all know I love my white ironstone!
Here's my version of a Victoria Magazine style Christmas! ~
Now, that's what I call a family Bible! ~
Well, I couldn't resist a leetle bit of bling on the burlap bow I dressed Miss Piggy up with! ~
Since I'm spending so much time at my daughter's farm right now, I really appreciate these darling lead animals that never need to be fed, watered or shovelled up after!
Their & My Versions ~
This project is off to~
Oh, look! While I was busy decorating, a Polar Bear was whispering in Maeve's ear. Whatever could the secret be? ~
Maybe they were just wondering when I would finish decorating and clear up all this mess. I was wondering what the cat was doing on the dining room table!
Have a secretly naughty day!