Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Touch of This and That

Didn't really do much decorating this year. 

Just a touch of this and a touch of that. 

I've found that a compote is the best way
to display a little of this and that.

This ceramic tree sat atop my parents
TV for as many years as I can remember.

Before the estate sale, we could not find 
the base to the tree.
I wanted it anyway.

Later when selling the house, 
we found it in a closet.  
This is one of my most treasured possessions. 

The ball jars with a strip of burlap
tied in a knot and entwined with berries from a spray
were used originally as tea lights.

I later added fresh clippings of evergreen
and added to my rustic faux mantel.

I brought the massive tool box home
and used it for a while.

Then changed it back to my original design,

adding the greenery and balls. 

 Waiting for my GRANDbaby to come to GA tomorrow.  

My Christmas with then be Merry, 



  1. ...a kiss for luck and we're on our way! I couldn't help myself when I saw the title of your blog. Loved the Carpenters and that song. Now, I love the ceramic tree and what sweet memories it holds for you. I've always wanted one. Lovely Christmas touches. Thank you for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I like that ceramic tree. There is always something special about what our parents have that we can keep for keeps.


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