Can you Believe that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are now behind us.
I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that it is going to be December SOON.
It's time to start planning all of the dinner parties, luncheons, company get-together's and gift buying.... and then there is New Year's Eve to consider...
don't forget to make your bar sparkle
... or that extra special one-of-a-kind hostess gift.
yes... full sized, Antique, horse drawn buggy... sits in the middle of my Barn.
It is always so fun to make it sparkle.
you should see my suitcase after this weekend....
crazy! fun! Someone.... me...needs to get my butt to the Barn and refresh.
On the home front....Home Tour Time.
For all of you who have come to the Holiday Home Tour that I host every year, you will remember that I go a little over the top.
I feel like I need to put on a show.... after all it is not all about the tree... it is about seeing how Christmas can be displayed in different ways in other peoples homes. How mixing Vintage collections in with your own Holiday treasures can be magnificent. You also see different paint techniques on walls, floors, doors and kitchen cupboards... and then you take all that inspiration and go home and create.
Over the top!!
I always start with clearing all the table tops and mantels. Clean. Clean. Clean some more. Then it is all about a vision and props... bringing out my special vintage collections... moving things around..
this is just a start...props, collections...moving things around the house to achieve my vision... after taking this photo, I moved the book and added a vintage table top candelabra that lights up within the tree. It looks fabulous and will look even better when I bring out my garlands and ornaments to decorate the tree.
this is just a start....
below is a picture of everything that was once on the table tops... now, a new home for them some where in the house. I always say.... you have to make a mess before you can create.
You can't create anything new without first dismantling what you have.
latest in the collection of art by
lori miller vintage design
Thank you all again for the Small Business support yesterday.
I couldn't do it without you.