tick - tock ... a Vintage Christmas

Only a few days now...tick-tock. The entire month of December is often a blur, a flurry of activity... cleaning, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, parties, dinners, eating .... how do we do it??? Four more days....much more to do.
This post is the last of the pics from my house. My main tree was sized down this year, up on the table.... yep, my baby Bella. I even had to get creative and find a container for the gifts, or they all would be toast by now.

my vintage laundry tote holds the gifts in safe keeping

Only a select few ornaments graced the mini tree this year. I ended up with a clock theme for this table, and of course, I couldn't finish without a few of my extra special books.

I thought I would try potting my new mini tree in a pot of dirt..... it did help with stability, but not enough water for the newly cut fella (check picture at the end of post...no good, thank God I only need to make it 5 more days)

love my french birds...from my friend Teresa.

these clock ornaments were a great find this year.... fun. fun. fun.

love my clock parts under glass

and a partridge in a pear tree...

my before tree...lovely

this morning ... yikes, 5 more days...
where, oh where, have the needles gone... all over my table, that's where.
May your next few days be productive
... safe... and filled with good cheer.


Vintage Market Place said...

Once again just so beautiful.
I know that feeling of downsizing.
Our tree is caged off this year because of the baby. Thanks for making it over to my blog and I wish I were closer too! My husband is probably glad that I am not. I would spend a nice amount shopping in your store! LOL.
Happy Holidays.

Junk Girl said...

Lovin' the pics! Man, I really need more CLOCKS!! What the heck! Everything looks grand! I am laughing at your puppy situation...they are about as bad as a crawling baby!

Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Looking forward to 2010! See ya then!


Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Hi Lori...
Your Christmas decorations are just charming - thanks for sharing.

Now, on another "timely" question...will your store be open on New Year's Day (Friday, Jan. 1)?


lori miller vintage design co said...

Everyone thank you so much for your kind words....LOVE the COMMENTS!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Kari, yes I will be open!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Beautiful photos, I would love your shop.,,,if I ever get to your area,,,look out!

Layer it on. Change it up.

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