I accomplished NOTHING today. It was overcast and rainy out all day but PH did. He did get the garland up. Tomorrow the lights. I hope. I usually have my tree by now..but...you know. I've been lazy...BUT on Saturday...I did good. Not much..but GOOD!
At the first garage sale I found this lovely little Nippon teacup. I gave the woman the dollar she asked for it because it was worth every cent! I didn't quibble (which I usually do!) Holding it to the light you can almost see through it. Not a chip!! Just beautiful. No saucer, of course, so I paired it with this pretty but lonely little saucer. It works for me. Would you just LOOK at that sweet little rose? :)
Then I added this little Christmas spray of pine etc. I love it because my end tables are very old and narrow. Unfortunately I painted them..but I after 30 years I was so tired of them.
They are very narrow so this little bit of Christmas cheer is about all they can handle.
The next thing I found was the silver water pitcher filled with exactly what you see in it. However it also had several very dirty cream ribbon on floral sticks. I cut off all the broken berries with the white showing through..gave the velvet poinsettia's a bath along with the greenery. (not the berries!) They just got a good dusting.. When everything was nice and dry, I put it all back into the pitcher I had shined up. I like it. I really do.
This little cream iron basket is made of heavy iron. My daughter had a garage sale and this was in it. She wouldn't let me pay for it..just said she was tired of it..so..I brought it home, filled it with tiny pinecones and another little Christmas spray like the one in the teacup. Yep...this is good too! :) Daughter keeps looking at it...and of course she can have it back anytime. DARN! :)
Everything on this coffee table are garage sale finds. The cloth is heavy and lined. There was also a lovely runner at the same sale and I bought that too. The bookends are little owls. The red book has a velvet cover. It's a childs story.
N i c e Saturday's shopping. Total spent? $6.00. I had to use flash, unfortunately, because when I didn't everything was a strange yellowish color and very blurry.
Tomorrow...new dishes, new bedspread and shams.. :)
Ok..back to decorating...