I’m still trying to figure out what I need to do now that I have moved out of my booth. I’m kind of reluctant to work on any for-sale projects and the coooold weather hasn’t enticed me to the basement, either. Sooo, after removing what little Christmas décor was in the dining room, I played around a tiny bit with dining room vignettes.
I removed a few sparkly pinecones and a hymnal tree, then mostly just rearranged what was already on the baker’s rack. Though it may be winter, hydrangeas make their way into my decorating.
I like to mix mom’s Lochs of Scotland transferware with white pottery pieces.
When we were in North Carolina a couple of months ago, my friend Sallie and I made a day trip to Black Dog Salvage in Virginia, home of the Salvage Dawgs show. Lots of goodies, but way too cold to linger for long. As we were leaving, I spotted this little treasure out of the corner of my eye. I didn’t even know a coffee pot existed in the Lochs of Scotland pattern. Woo-hoo! A sugar bowl and creamer were included in the very reasonable price (duplicates of ones I already had, but I wasn’t complaining), so the three pieces were quickly adopted. I don’t know why, but it always makes me feel good to add to my mom’s collection.
You can see my creamer and sugar bowl in this long shot of the baker’s rack, along with the teapot.
After clearing the Christmas greenery from the dining table, I placed a tiny asparagus fern in a tin bucket (from the dollar spot at Target), added a few moss “rocks” (from the dollar store), threw in another hydrangea, and corralled them all under a cloche.
That poor fern is hanging on for dear life- I’ve had him for a couple of months now, so maybe my thumb is getting a tad greener? I think having plants under cloches helps a lot- no need to water as frequently.
A ceramic rooster completes the oh so simple dining table vignette. I know things are supposed to be grouped in uneven numbers, but I couldn’t find just the right thing around the house, so I’m breaking the rules, ok?
Simple Christmas decorating makes for simple Christmas un-decorating. A lot less stress all around, and time to have fun just playing with dining room vignettes. If only the living room disaster wasn’t mocking me….