Welcome back to Boxwood Cottage dear readers and blogging friends and to the second Vintage Christmas inspiration friday. I'm linking up today with some fabulous Christmas parties and will add all their links under this post.
At first I'd like to share with you some pictures of my vintage inspired (by old china dolls obviously) Snow angel doll created by Dee Foust. She is a fabulous model to work with ;-) well sitting in front of a white mantle mirror which sits on a small shelf, it depends on the angle of which I take the photo and there are always other reflections in the mirror behind her which I really like. In the first picture my antique transome window decorated with snowflakes is showing behind her and in the picture below it is my vintage crystal chandelier and my white mantle decked for the holidays:
Isn't she lovely all in white with her crepe paper collar, the tinsel and the white glitterd wings and silver glitter star and not to forget the white glittered bell in her hands? I fell head over heels in love with her when I first saw her in the Bethany Lowe collection over at Bayberry Cove last season and just had to have her!
I was lucky to get her 50 percent off in their Spring sale yay!
I always had a thing for white vintage angels like the one I have hanging on the mantle in the picture below:
Well now we change the subject from angels to trees because I also like to participate in the Christmas tree party today. Since most of you know here in Germany the Christmas tree is not up as soon as in the United states and other countries, our tradition is to put it up not earlier than the night before Christmas eve, so that the children will be all surprised when they see it on Christmas eve day or evening depending on the tradition in each family, so that means that I can't show you pictures of my Christmas 2011 tree yet, but I uploaded lot's of pictures of Christmas trees from previous years from 2007 to 2010 and hope you'll like to see these too:
This was my 2008 tree decorated with lot's of vintage glass Christmas ornaments and fabric birds and since I learned how to solder in 2007 of course I had to make some soldered ornaments for the tree too:
Since I live in a small row house cottage my trees are usually rather small too.
Small but cute, right?
I always have a real fir tree and use real wax candles.
Close up of some of my soldered Christmas ornaments:
Since I gave away and even sold most of them I have to find the time to make some new soldered Christmas ornamts very soon. They are so fun to make!
Below I show you two tiny trees in sauce boats I had decorated on my mantle in 2009:
Oh and then I have to share with you this tree, not really for the fir tree, but for the wonderful antique silver music box Christmas tree stand, which swirls the tree around slowly while playing old fashioned Christmas songs. It is decorated with old vintage German glass ornaments only:
This beauty is not mine though, it belongs to my parents and gets a special place every Christmas season in their living room, where my mom also put's up a larger tree every Christmas, also decorated with her beautiful collection of old German glass ornaments from Thuringia and the ore mountains, the one below is from Christmas 2008:
Below are two pictures of a bird themed tree I had in 2007:
and lastly I's like to show you again my tree from Christmas 2010 with top hat tree topper which most of my regular readers might still remember:
I'll sure share pictures of my 2011 Christmas tree with you very soon too!
Now to the Christmas party links I joinded or will join with this post:
If you haven't seen it yet you'll find lot's more holiday vignettes in my previos post btw!
and of course
White Wednesday No. 130 at Kathleen's Faded Charm blog
Update: Joining knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com for knick-of-time-tuesday-12
You'll find the party buttons in my side bars left and right.
I wish y'all lot's of fun with all those fab blog parties and hope you'll stop by again here at Boxwood Cottage next Friday when I'll hopefully have new Vintage Christmas inspiration pictures to show to you.
Enjoy the season!