I don’t know about you, but I am starting to realize that Christmas will soon be here and I have no idea what I will do about my decor! Sooo…my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I headed to our favorite flea and antique mall…the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia…for a little inspiration. Be sure to head over to her blog to see her take on our visit. And this year, we noticed a common theme…lots of natural elements, greenery and a more rustic look. The star of that look would be, of course, deer…over-sized deer on the buffet, glittery deer on the little tree…
…deer antlers mixed in with greenery on a hutch…
… a faux antler chandelier decorated with natural greenery…
…and antlers mixed in with more greenery and pheasant feathers…
…which starred in their own display in this wonderful Victorian silverplate pitcher…want it!…
…and filled old loving cups below a wall of more…what else…deer antlers! Here I do have to add that I can only buy the faux, although I do know you can find sheds. And…I must say that I am glad that I haven’t trimmed the boxwoods yet! lol
And there were lots of wonderful stockings to admire, like this ruffled one made of burlap and drop cloth…
…more burlap with inspirational tags…
…and lovely white burlap with some elegant touches!
Here’s one made from vintage linens…
…and one made of ticking with vintage hankies as trim!
And I have to add that seeing all the burlap stockings really made me happy since I plan to use last year’s stockings (pictured above) again this year! Click here to see my mantel from Christmas 2010.
And I am sure that you can see from the previous photo with all of its mercury glass that I am also happy that it is back…good!…because I love it! I love the look of these ornaments in a silver bowl!
And it looks like I need to get the ol’ Mod Podge out for some cute deer ornaments! Hey…is that an old phone book page?
And I love this sheet music and glitter tree…
…and this ornament filled with little strips of sheet music and decorated with a damask style flourish and glitter!
And you know I got sidetracked by this pretty frenchy mirrored chest…
…and this oh-so-frenchy grain sack upholstered chair…always have to stop and read the script! lol
And this fabulous frenchy chair stopped me in my tracks…want it!…
…as well as this unique frame in the shape of an oeil de boeuf window…gorgeous!
And I am filing this one away for next fall…bundles of wheat in a lantern. Hey! Wait a minute! It’s still fall! I have lanterns. I wonder if Publix has any more of that wheat?
And the answer is yes! And only $3.49 a bundle! Hmmm…I'm loving the Christmas inspiration, but I don't think I am quite through with fall...my favorite time of year. What about you?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas inspiration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!