Christmas Past

My first year blog anniversary is January 9, 2014 so I wasn’t blogging last Christmas but I made pictures around my house during the Christmas season.  I  want to share some of them with you today.  A couple of photos from 2010 are sneaking their way in too.  So here we go.

Christmas Past

The four charming angels were my mother’s.  They were always a big part of our Christmas décor.  She displayed them in the living room on a table with a blanket of snow.  She believed in angels as do I.  When she passed away the angels came to stay with me until I pass them on to one of my daughters.  She bought them her first married Christmas to decorate the tiny two room apartment that she and my dad rented in an older home.  The year was 1950.  They are not fine porcelain or china but nothing could be more precious to me than these four little angels.

2 angels

2 more angels

Last Christmas I went with a natural organic look in the family room.  I found this adorable JOY banner at Target.

Christmas mantel

Mantel corner

 Inspired by a photo of a bar cart in a magazine last Christmas I put a Pier One tray table that I found thrifting to work.  I filled it with some Spode Christmas Tree glassware and snack plates.  This year I have an actual vintage bar cart see my great thrift store find here (Don’t judge me too harshly it was my first post).  Below a basket holds several Potter Barn pillows that I found at the outlet and a comfy red throw.  Above the Christmas bar is Mr. Deer and he is all dressed up for Christmas too.

Mini bar

Deer Head

In the dining room I displayed a thrifted silver bowl with some of my favorite ornaments.  Please disregard the wall paper, it is coming down soon.  Alas it is still up, but my goal is to have it down and a complete redo of the dining room by Easter 2014.

Favorite ornaments

My kids make so much fun of me for ordering things without understanding how big they are.  That was definitely the case with this industrial sized dough bowl I ordered from Décor Steals.  Don’t get me wrong I love it but it is huge.  The ornaments displayed in the dough bowl are also very large.

Dough bowl

I love this little ornament tree that was on the landing for my front stairs last Christmas.  Of course the ornament tree came from one of my thrifting expeditions.

ornament tree

This angel ornament joined my collection of Christmas angel décor last year.

Silver Angel

I have a collection of tea cups but really no way to display them.  Last year I decided to decorate a Christmas tree in my living room with tea cups.  There is a refreshed version of the tea cup Christmas tree coming this year so be sure to come back to see how I change it up.

Tea cup tree

Now we are going back a couple of year to 2010.  My grandson and youngest daughter (his aunt) took a ride on Priscilla the Pink Pig at the Lenox Macy’s.  If you are from Atlanta you know about Priscilla.   Priscilla began her journey on the roof of Rich’s in downtown Atlanta where she transported children to a Christmas wonderland for many years.  Read Priscilla and Percival’s history here.

Riding the Pink Pig


If you are wondering about the tree and sheep on the wall, this Christmas tree was in my grandson’s nursery a few years ago.  He has a big boy room now and this room is my office.  It is too small for a regular bedroom but with built-in bookcases and a window seat, it is perfect for an office.  It too is getting a makeover in 2014.

TB first Christmas room tree

Back in 2010 he was all ready to bake Christmas cookies with Gigi (me).  You can see a corner of my green Pyrex mixing bowl on the left of the photo so I’m ready too.

Baking cookies

And what does every kid want besides a visit from Santa, a white Christmas of course.  If you are from Atlanta you may remember we had a light dusting of snow on Christmas day in 2010.

Christmas dusting of snow 2010

In case I neglected to mention it I’m a UGA Bulldawg fan.   Uga sits on my front porch year-round.  Gooooo Dawgs, sic-um, insert barking sound here.

UGA in snow Christmas 2010

Hope you enjoyed taking this trip down memory lane with me today.  You probably wonder why there are no pictures of Christmas 2011.  My late husband was very ill and we have very few pictures from that Christmas I am sorry to say.  So live every day, have no regrets and make lots of pictures even if you don’t feel like it.

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your husband Sharon. I completely agree with you to live everyday with no regret and to take pictures even if you don’t feel like it. Thank you for showing your beautiful Christmas memories. Visiting from Coastal Charm 🙂

  2. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Sharon, Thanks for the lovely memories of your Christmas past. I love the silver bowl with the old ornaments. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. You have a lot of beautiful looks going on in this post. Love the mantel and your vintage angels.

  4. Sharon, I enjoyed getting a peek at your Christmas past. I especially love the dough bowl and the other pretty bowl of ornaments. The angels are a special treasure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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