Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Still Life

Here are a few closeups of the end tables in the library. I tend to change them every month or so, and here they are wearing their Christmas finery.

Red and gold Christmas balls in a cut glass bowl, paired with some faux flowers and a tiny Santa snow globe.

A tiny pinecone nestles in a butter pat dish. The flowers here remind me of spring yet to come.

A clove studded -orange, and some bright red berries grace a footed candy dish. Antique tea tins in red and green carry on the Christmas colors.

A green Limoges cachepot and a tiny Lennox Santa keep watch over the candy canes.

I wish I could paint these pictures as still lifes. As it is, I will use them to remind myself to savor the little things this Christmas season!


Don't forget -- Saturday, December 22nd is my big 100th post giveaway! Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to leave a comment and enter. The drawing will be held on December 29th, so you have a week to leave a comment on this post.

If I don't see you before the holiday, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!


  1. Hello Mary
    I thanks you for the wonderful pictures of your last Posts, and congratulates to you to the beautiful profit of the bag.
    Red-white sugar seaweeds have in Europe their origin in the Swedish Graenna, at the Vaettern lake...

    I wish a beautiful Chrismas and a healthy new year you and your family.
    take care Barbara

  2. Hi Mary, I just wanted to say that I really like how your Christmas displays are done with non-commercial things. You put everyday items together in a waythat really evokes a holiday feeling, something I would love to have the talent to do:>) Very nice!

  3. Mary,
    Beautiful as usual. You have such a flair for putting the vignettes together and for finding such neat "stuff". I look forward to coming here each morning.


    PS. You will have to fight Sue @ Rabbit Run Cottage for the chairs. Somehow I can't picture either one of you in a cat fight:>).

  4. Good Morning Mary!
    I love the antique tea tins. It makes me think, perhaps, I should look at the rest of the 'stuff' I have put away for Christmas colors! Enjoy your Friday!

  5. Oh how lovely!
    I love decorating all those nooks and crannies, don't you?

    Your home is darling!!! :o)

  6. Hello Mary, what a beautiful Blog, Compliment. I wish you a nice x-mas and a happy new year.
    LG- Eva

  7. Lovely vingettes! Wishing you & yours a Happy Holiday Season, days merry & bright, and peace & many blessings in the New Year. I look forward to visiting you here in 2008 ((HUGS))

  8. mmmhhhh che buoni i bastonici di zucchero!!! ciao mary

  9. Hi, Tracy, Thank you for visting my new Blog, I'am not new blogger, Google hates me today and throw my blog away, cant't find it. Grüße Eva

  10. Lovely!! Sometimes the smallest corner of our homes can hold a beautiful vignette ..... and its so nice to see yours! Just love the tiny butter pat dish! Thanks for sharing!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  11. I found your blog through Becky @ Sweet Cottage Dreams. I have enjoyed reading your posts! Everything looks just beautiful!I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Please enter me in your giveaway :)


  12. Hi Mary...Loved your photos!On your previous post...I make sure my kids have the same exact number of gifts too...they DO notice!!

  13. Oh, Mary...these pics of yours are just lovely. I love your changing end tables. It is fun to see what you do with them, next.
    hugs, bj

  14. Hi Mary,

    What pretty displays you have created. There's something so peacefully poetic about everything. I love the little tins! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.


  15. You have a wonderful eye...the pictures you capture are always lovely!

  16. Hi Mary, I just found your blog through Barbara's blog Lapplisor.
    What a beautiful blog. I really enjoyed exploring it and will drop by quite often. Thank you for a lovely experience and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas from Australia - Sandra.

  17. You make the simplest things look so nice.

  18. Hello! I am a lurker on your blog. It's one I visit daily. Enjoy your way of writing and your lovely home. Thank you!

  19. Yummmy- Those photos are beautiful! They would make lovely painted still life's!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    kari & kijsa

  20. CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your 100th post!


  21. Merry Christams Mary and Happy New Year.
    Carol xx

  22. Mary,

    Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! Your blog is a joy to visit. You've made me start paying more attention to my end tables.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.


  23. Beautiful pictures - so peaceful!

  24. Oooh, oooh, oooh - add me too please! I am so glad I am not too late - I love your blog - lots of beautiful things! Hope your Christmas was great!



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