Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Decorating

 Well ladies get yourself a cup of coffee lots of decorating going on in this post.  This area is one of my favorite to decorate.  This is on top of a old pie safe in my bedroom.  I happen to find a snowman that looks a little more primitive to go in this grouping.
 Sorry turned out a little blurry, this little blue cabinet I picked up several years ago at a country gathering show.  I love the little angel and one of many little pairs of old high top shoes I collect.
 This reproduction cabinet picked up at Primitive Gatherings Shop also hangs in my bedroom, which I have done in reds, blues and browns.  Love the blue covered books and a little doll tucked in.  Decided to add one of my many mice I collect.
 This is in my hallway, very narrow, just could not leave this area bare, can't have not empty spaces.  LOL  I love this snow lady I found a few years ago, thought she would look good sitting on my favorite piece, the old grain bin.  The cabinet I found at Settler's Crossin.
 I have fallen in love with pinkeeps, well here is my favorite, just got it from Rabbit Hill Primitives, he is going to be hanging out year round.  It is made so you can remove the candy cane and little silver ball.  The little rabbint on top of the snowball is just adorable.  Decided to pair it with the little white shoes and an old family picture of my mom's mother, she is on the left and my greatgrandmother, in the middle and her sister.
 Just got this large guy from Gatherings, yes Wanda is always shipping me something, she has a fantastic shop, good thing I don't live it would all be at my house.  Just put a few frozen branches and berries in an old advertising box.
 This snow girl has got to be one of my favorites, she is just wanting to go skating or sleding.  Thought she would look nice in my makedo chair were you can see her as you come in the door in my den.
 My favorite stepback cabinet that I change with the seasons.  Love the Arnett snowman found at Nanbrook Farm this year.
 I just love this mouse I picked up at Settler's Crossin, wished I had gotten some other ones she had.  This one is on her skis caring her baby on her back, she sits in the bottom of that stepback.
 On the other end of the space sits an old pair of brown shoes with the sweetest pair of old brown mittens, just one of  the neatest things I have found at Settler's Crossin.
 This reproduction dough box I found at Primitive Souls at Gibson Mill is used this season on my kitchen island.  Just added an old crock, one of my many rolling pins and an old bowl.
 This narrow ledge is above my sink area, very hard to decorate, but I thought it turned out nice with my advertising sign, rolling pin and of course had to have a gingerbread man for this time of the year.  My sister had made him.
 Area above my kitchen cabinets, which I hope to get painted next year in a weatherbroad color.  Love this old basket, which I change out things in it for the seasons.  Another gingerbread man, which I wish  had gotten more of or had the time to make some this year.  Little old crock and of course a mouse, just love him.
 This doll which is sitting in a very old childs chair was made for me by my sister several years ago.  She wanted to make me a seasonal doll, I love the details she did, the berries for her hair and the little snowflakes she hand done on her dress.  A very special treasure.
 This is another area I usually do up for the seasons, this cabinet sits in my hallway outside my bathroom,  I am redoing some of the bathroom will have to share pictures with you later.  Love the light, I had gotten two different one day when I was up visiting Teresa at her shop The Rusty Relic.  This is another one of my favorite snowmen, he is holding carrots and the tag reads, Noses for Sale.  Another mouse, this one is skating, handmades just add so much to a house.
 Back in the kitchen, I decided to add this little snowboy to my kitchen counter this year, he fits in with all my primitives used in my kitchen.
 I don't know if you can tell whats in the little green box, I have filled it with little tiny white bells.  They remind me of my childhood when my father had his shop, on the back of the old door coming into the shop was a bell that would ring everytime someone would come in.  Its amazing what we remember, but everytime I see a bell I think of that old bell in his shop, it now hangs on mother's back door.
 I love this old advertising chocolate baking box I picked up on one of my many trips to Charleston.  I decided to put one of my favorite gifts that was given to me by my aunt when she was selling her house after my uncle had died.  I just love all the cookie cutters she had collected, since then I have added a few I have come across.
 The daddy mouse pulling the sled with the little mouse on it is one of my favorites.  It reminds me of my father when I was young.  Back when I was probably 5 or 6  and my sister was just a toddler, my father had this old very large round tin coca cola sign that we would get in and he would pull us in it when it snowed.  I often think of that old sign used as a sled everytime it snows, wondering what ever happened to it, a very special memory of my dad.
 This is one of my favorite boxes I use to put other items I just love.  I picked up this primitive gingerbread man this year, really liked how they used the paper on him tied with string.  Picked up this old cookie cutter on my last trip to Charleston in a new antique shop I found.  Another one of my cookie molds also I collect, which they are hard to find.
 Fell in love with the dried oranges this year, they smell so good.  Thought I would add the little mouse with his stocking cap to the drying rack.
 This area is in the corner of my kitchen, not much wall space in my kitchen, love the old bowl and corner candle rack.
 OK Jack had to get in the picture when I was taking pictures of the kitchen.  Well  as it turned out we had to change Jack's name to Jackie after she had kittens.
Thought I would share a couple of pictures of Oliver's room which is still in the decorating process, yes still tweaking his room, will share finished results with you soon.  This picture took dark, just too cloudy today.  I am doing his room in blues, reds, tans, and a touch of mustard. 
 I thought this wagon was just adorable made out of an old pepsi box.  Found it and the old wood blocks on my last trip to Charleston.  The bear with the red stocking cap is one of my favorites.
 I had gotten a large snowman head from Marie, OLM, so I decided to make a snowman out of it for my porch this time.  Thought he turned out really cute, had to tie him in so my cats would not knock him over.
 I had gotten this old blue wagon from Splinter and Rags a couple of years ago.  I have decided to use it for my seasonal outdoor decorating.  I had found the cement snowman when I had gone to Settler's Cross Christmas open house, just added a sign sleigh rides.  Notice my Iris's already coming up behind the wagon, just been to warm here.
 I just love this twig container, decided to use this snowman, done by a local artist, also added an old shovel, love collecting gardening tools, and brought out the little mouse with his ear muffs on.
 Oliver just hanging out watching a little tv with his Uncle Justin, I think these two are going to be big buddies.
 OK, after hanging out a while with Uncle Justin, Oliver decided it was time to take a nap on Nana.
Oliver all dressed up in his candy cane tie, just been to have his picture taken with old St. Nick.  Oliver and I would like to send you all warm blessings and hugs, thanking all of you that have joined me on my first year blogging adventure and leaving me all those very nice comments, all of which I read and treasure, you all are the best.  Hugs. Vicky and Oliver


  1. Oliver is so precious~ love how Jack snuck in the photo~
    Well Girl~ Beautiful Prim Decorating as always~ you are making me Drool~ You have an eye for awesome prim goodies & decorate with them perfectly~ Oh,just love all you cabinets, cubbys, shelves~ oh, my I am inspired!!
    hugs to you~

  2. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful decorating Vicky!! It is lots of work, but even more, LOTS OF FUN!!
    Oliver is really adorable and has grown so much and looks so happy too!! He knows he is loved!!
    Thanks for sharing your great pictures and inspiration!!
    Christmas Blessings~~

  3. How sweet he is...and happy! I love your winter decorations! I definitely want to keep a lot of my prim creations out after Christmas to enjoy! ♥ Happy holidays! ♥

  4. Oliver is getting big! Just adorable! Beautiful pics.I just love looking into your nooks so many old treasures.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Oliver is just precious!I think my laptop just may be in danger of dying from all the drooling I have done.Girl your home is gorgeous!I love all the different mice that you have collected.Merry Christmas to you and yours!Hugs,Jen

  6. Oh Vicky, everything is prim perfection! You have so many wonderful primitive treasures and all grouped together so well! I loved the tour! Thanks so much for sharing and blessings to you and darling Oliver for a merry Christmas!

  7. Wow! So prim pretty!!!!! Oliver is DARLING!!!!! Thank you for sharing your decorating talent! Have a Very Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year!!!

  8. That last picture is just so precious! I love his smile and his tie! Your decorating is just wonderful. It amazes me, all the details, everything looks just so polished and different, very eye catching, indeed! I hope your family has a very Merry Christmas, and that you are blessed exceedingly!

  9. Love all of your prim pics...and Oliver is so cute. Have a great Christmas.

  10. Hi Vicky! Oliver is adorable!! My he has grown!! You have so many wonderful prims and such a knack for decorating!! I've gotten lots of ideas today, just need Hubby to build me some shelves.8-) Maybe after pie season is over!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  11. Oh everything is so pretty. You have such a talent for arranging things and colors. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Cute baby too. How fun to have him around. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

  12. Absolutely prim perfect! I could move right in! Hope you and your family have a magical Christmas with that little grandson, Dawn

  13. Love everything! Your home is beautiful -- you have it decorated so nicely!! The snowmen are great -- and the nice thing is that they can stay out for the season..... Thanks for sharing!!
    Merry Christmas!

  14. Everything is just WONDERFUL ! Enjoyed each and every picture. Merry , Merry Christmas ! xoxo

  15. I loved all of your photos! The kitty is so cute in the background and looks kinda sneaky! ha! Oliver is a cutie and I am so glad all is well there now. Thank You for a lovely post! Have a very Merry Christmas.....

  16. Vicky, I so love it all! So many wonderful collections!!!! Prim Perfect!!!! Love what you did with the snowmen head, Have a most wonderful Christmas!!!! OLM

  17. Merry Christmas Vicky.... I loved visiting your winter home once again, so many treasures...almost like taking a walk back in time.

    Give Oliver a big Christmas Hug from his admirer in PA....Traci

  18. Awww,,,him's just too darned cute as can be Vicky!!!! Loving the Tie!!!!!!!

  19. Ohhh and also wanted to tell you love all your beautiful Christmas decorateing.Happy Holidays to you all and a big gentle Squeeze for lil Mr.Oliver too!!!!!!We just wanna love on him ..not hurt the lilguy right??lol!!

  20. HI Vicky!! Love all the decorating and golly Oliver has really grown up to be a fine little man. Merry Christmas to you all.

  21. First I want to say Oliver gets cuter every picture! He looks so happy. I loved all your decorating.Everything is perfect. Really it is. The box of bells tugged my heart. Merry Christmas my friend.

  22. Have a merry Christmas and a healthy and creative 2012!
    groetjes Marijke

  23. Vicky your pics are so wonderful!!! I love all of your great prims! Oliver is a sweety and look at that tie! Too darn cute.

  24. Hi Vicky!!! Glad you made a post on my blog so now I can follow you!! Gosh you have some very beautiful pieces and you certainly have the prim decorating touch!! Beautiful home!!!

  25. How did I miss all of your beautiful pictures!!! Thank you for sharing :)

  26. To think I almost missed this post...Yikes...I would have never forgiven myself. You, my friend, are AMAZING! You have some of the best pieces and collections I ever have seen....and a mad, mad, talent for pulling them together and displaying them. Wow, wow, and more wow. (Sure you don't want to just rent out little Oliver's room to me??? Please???) ;o) Oh, how I would love to visit your home and see all these things in person. You'd have to kick me out screaming and a kicking....Wishing you a blessing-filled new year....So glad I found you on this blogging journey....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  27. Hi Vicky! I love your little Oliver....that smile just melts your heart. Every picture on this post I enjoyed. Everything is placed in just the right spot. Looks beautiful and is so inspiring. Thanks for mentioning my little rabbit. I was surprised to see him ~ he was such a joy to make! Love little Jack/Jackie also (we had a Paul/Polly lol!) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you the best 2012 ever. Warm hugs ~ Jenn