Friday, November 25, 2016

Just Sharing

    

Victorian House, paintings by Dennis Lewan, American

Hello Ladies,

Here are some pictures from pinterest that you might like:




Fabric from Hobby Lobby, and a truck ornament from Walmart.



This year at home, all the ornaments are plastic from-you-know-where,  and are in boxes, bowls and baskets, instead of on the tree.

These brass musical notes  holding the pages here are available at the Dollar Tree:

Below are nice looking feathers which come in a box of 6, in other colors as well...



These gold balls are plastic from Dollar Tree.
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More plastic ornaments in this box.




These look like chocolates a should be displayed all year.

How do you like the teapot ornament? It comes in pink, as well.







Also some old patterns which are good for getting ideas for designs:











More of this festive house.








Glittery wreath, snowflake stocking holder and green balls from Dollar Tree. It sure is nice to have these unbreakables.

Unbreakable butterfly ornaments in a bowl:





Except for the red truck, the ornaments in this post are from previous years.  Last year these chalk board bags were sold in red, green and black at the dollar store. One side of the bag is glittered and glossy.


22 comments:

Laura Jeanne said...

What a delightful post! I liked all the images from Pinterest, but I especially liked seeing the views of your front room. It's beautiful! I wonder if my house will ever look so pretty and put-together. Right now, with two very active boys running around the house all day...I can't even manage to keep the furniture in the right place let alone add pretty decorations. Maybe someday!

And I also want to say that I adore the painting at the top of your blog. I have that painting saved on Pinterest - isn't it heavenly the way the painter did the golden folds of the lady's skirt?

Lydia said...

Laur Jeanne,

Everything you see is nearly indestructable and unbreakable. It is fun to display it all for pictures and for havimg a pretend house tour for children. They can set their toys around and pretend they are touring someone elses house. You can have it staged for just a few minut s but it is so creatively enjoyable!

Lydia said...

...and you might like to know the area shown in the pictures is probsbly the size of a single wide trailer. It looks spacious because the furniture is small and there is no coffee table, and things are put in corners put of the way.

Laura Jeanne said...

Lydia, I did notice the room looked narrow...which is why in my mind I automatically compared it to my own front room, which is also very narrow. Our house is old and small and the parlour and diningroom at the front were opened up into one room at some point. The parlour part we have some ratty secondhand seating and a tv, and the diningroom area is our school room with a thrift shop table, mismatched chairs, a bookshelf, and a cabinet. Oh, and in the "parlour" is my sewing desk and assorted sewing supplies too. It is all functional but looks quite dreadful and messy. But the view of what you have done with your small space is inspiring to me. My budget is almost nil but I'm sure I can do better.

Lydia said...


You can "stage" your space temporariliy just to see what could be done. This room was glammed up for photos. When it is in use it looks much different. I would encourage you to play house with a room and pretend, even if it is not really how you use it, just for a day. The children might enjoy it too. There was a saying that a change was as good as a trip. It makes you feel differently.

ladypinktulip said...

I love your decorations...absolutely beautiful! I think I will also put some
ornaments in glass bowls. Home is the best place on earth! Love Kelly T.

anonymous said...

Oh your post is medicine for my spirit right now.
We have recently started helping our working daughter care for her granddaughters and at ages three and four they are curious about everything.

Seeing unbreakable items is encouraging. I'm trying to figure something out for a smaller tree that we can place on a table. We have a six month old pup as well.

The little red truck ornament is dear. My husband's daily driver is an old red 1950 Chevy pick-up. We usually go to a tree farm and harvest a Christmas tree with it each yr. In one of the Victorian catalogs there used to be a cookie cutter of that truck. I have buyer's remorse for not purchasing one. It would become a family heirloom.

Thank you for such a delightful post. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Janet

Lynn Maust said...

Well...I NEVER!! I just love the ornaments in bowls now too! What an inspiration you are to us, Lydia!! I also have the New Look pattern ....it is beautiful, indeed. So, about your tree, you are simply putting lights on it/them?

Lynn Maust said...

I almost forgot!..your new header art is a gorgeous change...I can't get over seeing it full-size as you have it!! Gorgeous...and don't we all just wish we knew 'the secret"??

Lynn Maust said...

I'm back again....I have been thinking about what I could make for my son-in-law out of the tree/truck fabric....he and his dad own a tree farm and are at this very minute selling there Christmas trees on their tree lot. Would anyone like to offer me an idea or two?

Lynn Maust said...

Where is that lighthouse lamp from?...is it still on the market? How I would LOVE to have one just like it!!! AND..I am going to see if my Walmart has the truck ornament for my son -in-law...it is so perfect too for him....

Lynn Maust said...

back AGAIN!!! Your typewriter and desk is absolutely charming as can be....I love old typewriters and used to have one too...I am glad to know you DO have one and probably use it. I would LOVE at little note from you from it....just saying!

Ellen Seagren said...

You have a lovely way of creating displays. Very pretty!

Lydia said...

How about sewing a bandana or a truck pillow or a vest or some simple thing like a scarf with fleece on the other side.

Lydia said...

Yes, they are old artificial trees with lights already wired on. Its so much easiee this way. I needed a change in style.

Lynn Maust said...

I do believe your change of style is very clever and intelligent to do now that we are not spring chickens anymore....at least I am not!

Lynn Maust said...

Lydia...I like your idea of a scarf with fleece on the other side...if I can locate the fabric...nearby...we don't have that store nearby...

dolores moore said...

Lydia, your home is so pretty with the decorations of Christmas.🎄🎁❤

Andrea R said...

What a wonderful post! Your home is beautifully ready for Christmas! Lots of love to you, Lydia!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Your home looks warm and cozy and I love how you have decorated for Christmas! I love the idea of the ornaments in the bowl. I think I might have to do that! And non-breakable...yes please! I have boys and boys can be rough with pretties setting out! ;)
I think I'll have to take a trip to our Dollar Tree.
Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your week!
Hugs, Amy

living from glory to glory said...

Dearest Lydia, I am so inspired after reading this post! And the photos just made me so excited to decorate my place! It all looks so cozy and vintage! And that fabric is so perfect! I am on the look out for that the next time I go to town.
And all the little sparkly trees are just heart warming! I needed this to inspire me! I just started decorating and I am in the slow mode.
I also like your ideas about changing a room around and it truly makes you feel different!
Lovely...
Love, Roxy

Anna Mariam said...

Your home is decorated beautifully, Lady Lydia!

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