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Monday, December 26, 2011

Boot Scoot'n on snowflakes in the Dining Room.Snowmen

Day after Christmas and all through the house, not much is happening as everyone is taking a nap.

Decorations will be coming down in a few days, but for now, we can enjoy the Snowmen for a little while longer.

I know everyone is tired of Christmas decorations, but I wanted to share a few more with you. I have a hodgepodge of Christmas decorations, but some of my favorites are Snowmen, bottle brush trees and winter scenes.

Hope you enjoy this tour.

Welcome ... come on in ...

... you have seen my Entry HERE   ... so next is Boot Scoot'n  in the dining room. (Western dancing in Texas)
Five decorated papier-mâché Santa boots filled with peppermint canes; sitting on Dollar Store snowflakes make up the centerpiece. Boots are vintage candy containers ... not sure if the large ones held candy or a bottlebrush tree, but think candy. Today they are stuffed with peppermint candy canes; some are true candy and the three foot plastic canes from Dollar Store ... were cut in half to fit and fill the tallest boot. The small dark gray boot at each place setting contains candy and a surprise underneath that.

I have used these round peppermint candy cane wreaths for napkin rings for a lot of years. I think I got them at the Dollar Store when we moved here in 1987. The little knitted or crochet Snowman is always a favorite at every place setting and was filled with candy mints and money. No one knew how much was in each one and I would try to trade mine with the grandsons. Usually did not work because they knew they had more in theirs than I did in mine. Sometimes they peeked before we sat down to the table. Anyway, it was a fun game. After I got the dark gray antique papier-mâché boots, the money was hidden in there under the cup of candy. As they get older, they expect more than a $1.00, more like $20.00.   

This table is comfortable for eight people so with nine expected this year I quickly set the little breakfast table. Turned out really cute. Gray boots with name tags were added later when everyone chose their place to sit.

I used five, day-of-the-week dish towels my daughter gave me years ago, still unused that were perfect with the snowman theme. The snowman in the center is handmade and is about thirty-five years old. The Decoration Committee made about thirty of these for table decorations for a Newcomer luncheon when we were in Michigan.

 Now, back in the dining room ... my window decoration can be see in another post ..."rusty wheel wreath". 
(Please click picture to enlarge)

Special large ormanments were displayed in some of my white stoneware dishes on our antique table/shelf to the left.
Yes, it folds out to make a table.

The little hand blown glass squirrel is a Christmas ornament as well as the brown rooster behind the candle. Beautiful candlelight reflections in the china cabinet mirror through the old Clorox bottle.
A Cardinal family in an old brass cage with berries, greens and a few white paper flowers adorn one side of the china cabinet while vintage reindeer march across the shelf.
This old restored bird house is home for Santa during Christmas. 
We must remember to give thanks and remember the reason we celebrate this wonderful day.
The birth of Jesus Christ our Savior.A large hand carved wood angel candle holder looms over the silver plaque of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus. Placed on a gold edged glass cake stand are two tattered old Holy Bibles, a prayer book, gold rim glasses, a praying angel bell, crochet book marks and tatted cross page marker. The large tin candle holder is handmade in Mexico ...
a primitive arts and crafts piece.  

The book on top with the turquoise and brass cross is a well used prayer book which belonged to my husband’s Mother. 

Wishing all of you a very Happy 2012.
May God bless everyone.

Thanks to everyone who joined me this year; for all your nice comments and inspirations.

Hope you enjoyed this tour and did not get bored with the length.

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  1. You have so many wonderful treasures on display! And your tablesettings are lovely, also. Visiting from Knick of Time.

  2. You know what, Aubrey? Your treasures really are timeless. I love the way you put everything together to make such lovely displays. It looks very inviting. I need to get up to the hill country so I can see it all in person!


    p.s. thanks for sharing at the show and tell party. love the boot place settings.

  3. What wonderful Christmas displays, everything looks so festive! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. So cute!
    Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!


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