Each Tuesday Misi, of Gable House Musings, chooses a theme and invites bloggers to play along with her "Tuesday Display Chain" by featuring items from their collections. The theme this week is Winter Whites.
This theme was a challenge for me as my decorating style tends to be a bit on the dark and somber side. I've tried, really I have...to go with a more neutral pallet, but the truth is I just can't resist mixing in splashes of reds and blues. These are the things my eye (and heart) are drawn to.
Still, I was able to find a few little of puddles of light...
|When my boys were small we made an entire village using chipboard, glue and instructions from Martha Stewart LIVING magazine. I cut all the pieces, they painted and glittered. The little white church is always at the center of our display.|
|I found two pairs of these cotton lace stockings at an estate sale. Just look at the beautiful workmanship. Click on the photo for a better view of the lace patterns. I can't imagine wearing these, can you?|
|This lone baby sock, from the same time period, was found in a box of "junque" I brought home.|
|I love the textures of the linen, cotton lace and the old glass next to each other.|
|A simple ironstone bowl perched high on a shelf of the buttery.|
|Turn of the century stockings, and mercury glass beads, hang in the back hall.|
|A precious little bell from my Grandma Beulah's tree.|
|A closer view of that beautiful cotton lace.|
|A snowman, desperately in need of a makeover. He used to be an angel...but tells me he would prefer a top hat & something festive to hold in his icy little hands.|
|Old glass against a child's calico dress.|
|And for those of us who are not fans of the white stuff (I'm speaking of snow here), this plate of orange pomanders, studded with cloves, adds a bit of winter sunshine to a corner of the buttery.|
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