Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the First Day of Christmas Decorating...

What? Only 17 days until Christmas. I guess I'd better get in gear and get some decorating done before it's time to put it all away for another year. 
I learn so much from reading your blogs. Tammy at A Primitive Place inspired me to decorate my laundry room.
The crazy wool mat is a recent purchase from artisan extraordinaire, Shirley Weymeyer. I want to be as talented as Shirley when I grow up! 
Another place I seem to spend a lot of time, especially at this time of year, is at the kitchen sink so I wanted a little Christmas cheer there as well. The chalkware Santa was found at Brown's Emporium in Independence, MO last year and the label indicated it was created by a local artist.
I'm still tweaking my display on this chest in my dining room (dove by Chris Farr) but had to share this grouping that includes my favorite little urn. Here's what the urn originally looked like.

I really liked the shape but the color-not so much! But with a little rusting solution from Michaels, it now has the kind of aged look I envisioned.


Cat Haven Crafts said...

Oh my! I'm in love with it all!

annie said...

I absolutely love that table round. The colors are just wonderful. The Santa is just terrific, I love him and your tree and urn display. You're right, the color change is just fantastic!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very nice! Love the crazy wool mat!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Roberta - that crazy wool mat is a crazy kind of awesome! LOVE it! And the tree - and that sweet urn re-do....Hurry and finish your home so you can come do mine!! (It's small, I promise!!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

Love your home Friend.
And that crazy wool rug is awesome.
And penny rug down below is beautiful.
I too love it all. Thanks for sharing.