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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

~* A Christmas review & Happy New Year 2014 *~



It's a Christmas review in pictures mainly and I promise that I'm not going to bother you with too many words today:


Got this fabulous old galvanized Dolly Tub in the picture above for Christmas from my parents and for now I'm using it as a table for my galvanized bottle holder which I use as Christmas bauble holder right now. Of course they are both going to live in my garden soon.


I used all my colorful glass ornaments for this vignette cause a little color for Christmas doesn't hurt along all the whites and neutrals and I quite enjoy to look at it


A french Christmas cone hanging at the basement door


I made lots of paper and snowflake ornaments this season, many of them as gifts but some I kept for my decor:


And snowmen, like the little one above and the soldered double sided one which is hanging under the snowball basket below:


Some close ups of my vintage glass tree ornaments:




This years real fir tree in it's full glory above and below:



A view into the Christmas parlor on Christmas eve afternoon, just before the family arrived:


And these I took just yesterday because of the good light of a rare sunny Winter day:






My chandelier decorated as "couronne de noel" hanging over the dining table close up:


The dining table almost ready for Christmas eve dinner:


and again for Christmas dinner the next day:


Got to share a picture of the delicious vegan Christmas dinner with a Tofurky roast that my daughter made/created for us:


And another picture from yesterday when the sun shone into the house so lovely:


These two quite large antique Putz sheep were a Christmas gift from my parents too and the glass filled with old lace doilies and borders is a gift from my sister:


Some silver stars in a pressed glass bowl for New years luck:




And I added a Cari Kraft flash card Happy New New Year banner to my mantle arrangement:




Happy New Year 2014 dear blogging friends and readers!

Carola xoxo~

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