Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More Vintage touches around the house!

Guess what! I found a Mrs. Claus to go with Santa.


He’s still rolling his eyes but he looks happier now, doesn’t he?


And look at this precious little Pinecone tree that our friend, John made for me.


A quick photo of John and I at a Donut Drop In.
(hubby took the photo! thanks hubby!)


Yesterday I went to the thrift stores and found these 2 angels.


Oh, how I love them on the shelf way up high.


(a little help from picmonkey)

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

I’m trying to be happy with my decorations and not add anything else but it’s hard to stop.

Are you enjoying your home this year?


Musings from Kim K. said...

I can't stop decorating either. I haven't begun wrapping presents, or baking or Christmas cards, but decorating is just so much fun! Love all your thrifted treasures!

Susie said...

You have the cutest collection of little Christmas things. I can't believe you found a Mrs. Claus...what were the odds for that. The pine cone tree is really cute...something, I could make with our g.daughter Emma. Hope you are having fun. We are doing well.xoxo,Susie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your little wooden Santa on the chimney with the NOEL steps-so cute! Seems I've done a little more adding than subtracting items this season:@)

Montanagirl said...

Your decorations are such treasures!! Love that little pine cone tree. said...

Oh you look so happy and time out with John. He did a great job of the Cone tree.

Oh your things are so cute. Love the Santa roll eyes.Ha-ha

Thanks for sharing.

Wow you have a real expensive things Thrift shop.

Sort of think you might be addicitve to go. You thinks. Ha-ha. Or it is the way back to the donut shop. Look at you so slim. I bet you could down two of those donuts and never gain an ounce.Or you never had one. I see not a plate at your table.

Olive said...

The tree is so sweet. I am enjoying my yellow house this year-I have done far less decorating but that's okay.

Diane said...

Hey-- I have that same Mrs. Claus in my Etsy shop! How funny. Cute decor!

Dan said...


Curtains in My Tree said...

I agree it's hard to stop buying Christmas decorations
Your angels are heavenly and I need to play around in picmonkey and never seem to have the time maybe next week since another storm is coming in and I will be homebound

Merry Christmas

ann said...

I love your Christmas cheer and the whimsy in your spirit. You find such wonderful little treasures. You give me smiles.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Everything is so cute. I keep finding a few little additions to my decorations also! It's hard to resist when they are vintage and adorable! Oh a donut drop in? awesome! hugs to you sweet sis,

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Diane,

Love your Santas, and great photo at your donut drop in. You always have lovely decorations.

Although I am back in New England for Christmas and part of January, Ned and I moved to Winston Salem NC. Now I will get a chance to see your part of the country.

Have a lovely day.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Santa knows he's in trouble now:-) Your decorations are so cute and festive. I didn't do a lot of decorating this year, but I'm sure enjoying what I've done.

Joy H said...

It's always hard for me to pass up on cute Christmas decorations! Love your new Angels and your pine-cone tree is adorable!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, your home looks so warm and inviting decorated for the Holidays....beautiful Angels, nice find......Well, I say to myself, that's enough but seem to still add goodies here and there, I am enjoying the house decorated for Christmas, Blessings Francine.

Crafty in the Med said...

Beautiful!!! Its all very beautiful....I just love all the christmas colours the glitter and the sparkle. Those angels are particularly gorgeous!!!

keep well

Amanda :-)

halloweencouple said...

Your vintage décor is so cute.

I love the older Santa's and Mrs. Claus is too cute.

I have my décor bursting from the seams of my tiny home, but I still find myself adding this or that from thrift stores.

My intent is that we are moving this next spring into a larger mobile home and these things will make it feel just right.

Merry Christmas to your and yours.

Geraldine said... cute Diane.

You have the most beautiful smile, did you know that? :<)

Wishing you a magical Christmas season and all the good things in 2014! :)

Kim said...

I've enjoyed seeing all your decorations! Merry Christmas!

Simply Shelley said...

Your friend knows you for sure...what a nice tree he made for you. Love those thrift finds too....have a most blessed Christmas dear sweet are a blessing of a friend to me :)

Simply Shelley said...

Oh yes,I was going to ask...have your dolls had their Christmas tea , did I miss the post?

Japolina said...

I love your thrifty finds. Your decorations look great!By the way, stop by my blog this week. I'm giving away a gorgeous scarf courtesy of Fresh Produce!

kathyinozarks said...

I love Mrs. Claus-she's just perfect and the angels too-yes I am enjoying my home-deer visitors again in the evenings

Carol Z said...

Mrs. Claus makes a great addition. I am happy with my snowmen and bears. I do keep thinking I need just one more snowman, but haven't found just the right one. Merry wishes!

Anonymous said...

That little tree is too cute, and those angels... I want to know where you shop, lol! I love them, how lucky to find a pair!
Hugs and Happy Holidays,
Beth P

Vee said...

He does look happier! Those angels are elegant. That must be a pine cone specific to the South...Florida? I like the gift John gave you.

Michal Woodruff said...

I love vintage Christmas. I don't even like anything new. I just want to play with old Christmas things. :) Everything is so sweet. Love your shelf of old books.

Art and Sand said...

Fun finds on your shopping spree.

I love the mittens in your header.

Jeannie Marie said...

The little pinecone tree is adorable! A fun post to come back to after my time away. Traveling is hard on a blogger!

Danice said...

Oh Diane, all of the decorations are so cute! It really is not easy to stop decorating for the holidays. 'Love the new mittens blog header also :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your vintage Christmas decor. Your angels are so pretty. I love angels and have a collection of them...and I leave them out all year. Yep...I'm happy with my Christmas decorating this year.

Blessed Serendipity said...

How cute you look and cute finds too.

xo Danielle

Jann Olson said...

Oh, Santa does look happier! I think he's rolling his eyes at Mrs. and saying, "That's some babe!" lol! I found a few goodies today too! Thanks for sharing with SYC and have a very Merry Christmas!

boopnut said...

Love your little Clauses and your new angels! How could you resist?
Merry Christmas!

Trace4J said...

I so wish I could go thrifting with you.
You find the best treasures.
Love the photo of you and John.
Oh my I love the woolie mittens too.
Woolie Hugs

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, your home must look so incredibly charming this year for Christmas! I just love your sweet decorations. And a donut sounds good right about now... :) Hugs to you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great collection of vintage ornaments! I am trying not to "collect" anything anymore, but you are right. It's not easy to stop!
I love your new Mr. Santa! what a great find, Diane! :) Merry Christmas, dear!

Shelia said...

I love it all, Diane! All your sweet little figurines are just precious. Wish I had some. The little angels are so sweet! Thanks for popping in to see me and keep on decorating, I'll be in to see it.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Maybe Santa is rolling his eyes because Mrs.Claus showed up in ice skates??? lol So cute!
Your new angels are beautiful!
Happy Holidays!
Erica :)

September Violets said...

You have some very cute thrift store finds! How sweet for your friend to make that pinecone tree for you. It fits right in with all your little treasures. I pair down my decorations each year, and don't put so many on the tree now. My kids complained about all the stuff around, so I cozy up my home more instead with nice woolen throws & Christmas pillows on the couch. I think we all like it better ;) Wendy x

Nancy said...

The angels are beautiful. What a thrill it would be to find them. Mrs. Claus looks like she was paired with Santa from the beginning. Great match. We're in an apartment while we look for a permanent home, so I really haven't decorated for Christmas. Just my table runner and little tree. Maybe next year. I love what you've done. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. XX Nancy

Doreen@househoneys said...

The picture of that first Santa cracks me up!

Such pretty angels. Gotta love picmonkey ;)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I think when Christmas overflows in your heart like it's doing in yours, you should decorate to keep pace with it...lovely.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Santa looks much happier now that he has a Mrs! Your angels are adorable and great tree John made!

Merry Christmas to you and hubby!


Anonymous said...

Diane, your Santa looks wowed with Mrs Claus's arrival. I love your new Angels and yes it's hard to stop collecting the things we love.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Gaby Bee said...

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2014.

Gaby xo

DogsMom said...

You are such a Santa matchmaker!

DogsMom said...

I enjoy going to local museums located in historical houses and seeing how beautifully they " get dressed" for the holidays.

Debbie said...

I'm lovin' all the vintage! Each piece has a story and I find it fascinating :)

Katherines Corner said...

Ah Mr and Mrs Claus together again, your vintage decor is so much fun! Everything looks so lovely my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

mamas*little*treasures said...

Delightful collection of vintage holiday decor! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Looking forward to connecting again in the new year at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop at Katherine's Corner. Merry Christmas! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures