Hello my friends, today is the first day of our Creating Christmas link party.
Who doesn't love a 'Shabby Christmas'? Even if you don't do shabby, I think you'll agree that it is ever so fun to look at.
No one does shabby quite as wonderful as Debby from
Debby Goes Shabby
Debby Goes Shabby
Hop on over and link your shabby Christmas on her blog.
Most of my shabby décor is in my living room, so that's what I will be sharing with you today.
I bought this bottle brush wreath at Glitterfest, an art festival in California I attended last year.
I had the little white and aqua mercury glass tree for 5 or so years, a couple of years ago I found the large one to match at our local thrift. I've placed the small one inside the wreath and sat them on top of an antique wooden wheel I bought in Napa, CA last June.
One of my favorite things in my living room is this chippy table. I think that chippy just adds to the beauty and carries it over to shabby.
I bought this Santos doll bust in St. George, UT last spring. My friends all that she was hideous, but I love her. :) Like they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
I added the golden tree tag around her neck for Christmas. Vintage books are my favorite things to use for elevation. I never pass up an aqua colored book. (wink) The bead garland is very old. Love just letting it lie around.
This pink cabinet sets on the center of the table. It's hard to photograph because of the glass. This year it houses my angel collection. Notice, more books?
The middle shelf of the cupboard. I love the little bird planter!
I bought this green shabby door at a vintage sale for $40 quite a few years ago. I still love it! The aqua bells are a very old garland as well. I can never pass up an old garland. Often I have more than I know what to do with, but I can't get rid of them.
My friend, Joanne had such an amazing collection of vintage mirrors. After seeing hers I picked up these three. I bought the old corbel in South Carolina and the trio of trees were picked up at a damaged goods store this year.
I absolutely love the colors of these $1 bottle brush trees from Target!
It's obvious that I have a thing for doors. :) This one stands next to my mantle. I bought it at R.C. Willey's 8 years ago.
This sweet champagne colored tree is new this year. I walked into Hobby Lobby one day after Christmas last year. It was on their display. It was the only one they had left and had marked it down to $15. It was originally $70. I couldn't resist!
Notice the little elf on the shelf? He doesn't really go there. My granddaughter, Paityn and I are taking turns hiding him from each other. I hid him there 5 days ago. She just found him last night.
Do you remember this laundry cart that I turned around for in Napa? It was perfect for my new tree!
Here it is all lit up at night.
I have lots of ornaments on this tree that I love. Years ago I had a pink and green tree. Most of them are from then. My friend, Peggy gave me three of these pink Santas. The sweet little pink macaroon was made and sent to me by none other than Debby Goes Shabby. Love them!
Some shabby finds only cost $1. Like this Santa I picked up last Friday. I figured the postcard alone was worth that.
A bit of shabby love added to the glass doorknob of the cupboard housing my red dishes. Dried roses, a clock, and glittery bell.
When I think of shabby I think of bits of lace. It's hard to see with some of my Christmas cards attached, but I covered a wire shade with laces and twill for this old floor lamp.
I love the tan color of Hydrangeas drying on my Limelight Tree naturally. I get buckets full every fall.
I am looking forward to seeing your 'Shabby Christmas'!
Remember to link up your 'Handmade Christmas' over at Carol's
Art and Sand Tomorrow, Tues. Dec. 12th.
All parties will remain open until Dec. 24h,, so continue to link up until then.