This armoire has gone from unfinished pine to panels painted with pink flowers to the design you see now. I've been thinking this is the piece that could most use an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makeover and some chicken wire in the upper doors, but it does add some festive red in an otherwise dark corner of the living room.
The mantel doesn't change much from year to year. This year I added the little elves in the turquoise jeep and you know what a mistake that was. Who knew?! The Santa on the pedestal table on the right was the very first Santa I painted and the beginning of Vickie's Folk Art, my cottage business from which I have happily retired. I'm hoping to find more time to do some painting just for family.
You've already seen my angel collection on our buffet and the sheet music wreath got a more
festive look with the addition of a pomegranate and pine cone corsage. You will always find chocolate in my candy dishes no matter which holiday we're celebrating!
I made this stained glass window years ago at a local studio where I took beginner classes. While I now gravitate towards more simple vintage designs, I got plenty of practice cutting and grinding over 300 pieces of glass for this project!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
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