CONE trees from the Dollar Tree...I turned mine upside down and used it as a tussy mussy. It is now home to a little white bird...she nests in some old sheet music. The stars I bought last year after Christmas. I turned them into a banner. I just dressed them up a bit with more sheet music folded accordian style. Added the letters to spell JOY. I got some stuff called GLIMMER MIST and sprayed on them...it adds a glitter sheen and some aged coloring.
I thought I would share my foyer tonight. It is now complete! I got my wonderful swap from Lynn over at http://lifeatcedarhill.blogspot.com/ . She and I were in the Very Vintage Christmas Swap at http://foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com/. I was having problems with this area because I wanted something to balance out my lamp on one side. Well when I opened my package from Lynn I screamed with delight. She had gotten me the perfect vintage looking Santa...EVER. I love him...sniff, sniff. Here he is proudly displayed along with the little acorn ornament she sent...(with a wondeful history of the acorn). He balances out this area perfectly. It is like she KNEW. Rofl. I snapped pics of the other beautiful things she sent. An adorable cherry apron (she did not know that I collect them...she is psychic people) , a little cupcake votive holder with my favorite Yankee scent Creme brulee. an adorable Santa magnet, a vintage Santa card and postcard, and that adorable bird trim (can't wait to use it on a project), a romance book, some candy that is GONE..rofl, and the sweetest journal...so shabby! I loved everything! Thank-you soooo very much Lynn! I was spoiled. I hope she loves her things!
Also today was the start of Tracy's Holiday Tour http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/a_cottage_industry/ which I joined! If you don't know about it....you better run right over.....sooo many beautiful homes decorated to the hilt for Christmas. I wanted to mention ....did you notice those sweet vintagey necklaces hanging from my forks? Those were done by http://glitterandbliss.blogspot.com/ they are so precious that I had to display them! Well I will leave you all for now....Cherry