Friday, December 17, 2010

My Christmas tree and Junkin Finds Friday

This is what I look at in the morning with my coffee. I do make a pretty tree, it's seems to be the same every year. And I like that.

I am trying to wrap with this red paper, it's reversible to a tan color I like. See the old Anthro wrapping things they give you?  I have not seen this years, I hope they did something. I think I will go there today. I'm sure they have put more on sale. They are good about that.

My garland is vintage, I bought that a few years ago in the thrift store in the original box. I will take a picture and show you next week. It's very soft and wispy, I have to be very careful with it. I keep piecing it back together.

I don't have anywhere to hang the stockings! I'm looking for some hooks I like and when I find them I will show you. Sometimes it takes me a while to find what I like and that's OK.  It's the thrill of the hunt for me.

A few of my favorite ornaments.  I always buy these when I find them.

My Mom painted these pretty roses, she loved china painting. I have a lot of her things she painted. She has been gone for 16 years now and I still think she is here.  I do miss her.

OK, what I found in Ovieda.
I love vintage horse pictures, they will be going out to Montana in my horse room.  Since I'm only there a few weeks a year it's taking a long time to decorate. This room still has a blow up bed in it. We leave one week from today and I'm so excited. I will take pictures for you.

I like this vintage deer, it's missing it's antlers but I still like him. That is an older Brighton purse that I will save for the summer. I like the way the leather is worn. I also like bamboo frames. It was just a dollar.

I don't usually like gold but these bells said something to me. I will add to the gold for next year.

These are prints but I think they almost look like paint by number.

We had old bells on a leather strap when we were little. My Mom would go outside our window and ring them on Christmas Eve after we went to bed. It scared me so much. I really thought he was there. I wish I still had those bells. So when I found these I had to buy them.

My favorite book! I already have this but when you can get it for a dollar I thought I could give it to someone as a gift someday.
I'm linking this with Linda's Junkin Finds Friday. Thank you Linda! I enjoy this so much. Go check her out.


shohshi said...

Hi Sue-Bee,
I love love love your Christmas tree - it is beautiful. Your mother's wonderful painted roses are a beautiful and special addition to your tree. A lovely remembrance of her. Have a wonderful time in Montana. Be safe and stay warm. Hugs ~ jennifer

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Karen Sue you have a very pretty tree. I love your vintage garland and your old ornaments. You also found some very cool stuff...the horse prints do look like paint by numbers. Thanks for joining in Junkin Finds Friday!!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your tree looks great...and I love me some horse cute prints.

Ames said...

Love your vintage tree and I saw a vintage tree stand just like that one when I was antiqueing in Orlando this week. I love giving old things a home! Merry Christmas!~Ames

JuJu said...

Oh, everything looks so nice and cozy. I would love to spend time with you in your comfy room!

I love the use of the red wrapping paper. I'm going to try that next year!

Have a wonderful trip to Montana!

The Boston Lady said...

The "finds" look even better now seeing them on your blog. That was such a fun and relaxing day. I look forward to going back after your return from Montana and seeing what they have for the New Year there! I love your tree! I'm thinking I need to have a garland or something to soften up the look of my tree (which has not been under kitten attack - yet BTW). See you soon friend. Ann

Sanna said...

Hi KarenSue,

Wow! What an amazing tree you have! Are you celebrating Christmas in Montana? Must be beautiful this time of year.

Looks like a lot of fun in Oviedo. Yes, you must go back and buy that pillow! ;)

Have a nice weekend - hugs Sanna

Debra said...

Hi KarenSue,
Your place has such character!
Love your old-fashioned Christmas tree, and all the photos here.
I'm your newest Follower on Google.
Hope you'll swing by and visit me too.
Merry Christmas!

Holly said...

Your Tree is so pretty! I love the vintage touches.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!