We are playing Hocus Focus around here everyday. Well, I am anyway.
Would you like to play along? We'll start with an easy one.
Okay, that was an easy one.
Let's try another one.
The clock cabinet as photographed yesterday.
Hmmmmm. What about that greenery? And that vintage bottle brush tree? Did you find all three? Yeah!
So, now you are feeling pretty confident, aren't you? Not so fast......
Let's just say, I found a LOT more stuff to add to it. And, now I think it's perfect!
Until I find something else to cram in there.
Let's see...I added the cupcake picks, wind-up Santa, candy containers, lollipop holders and the funny old Nativity sets.
Here I added the candy container boots, Shiny Brite ornies in the boot and the Melodee Christmas Bells box. I got those bells in a swap box a few years ago and I was floored to get something so fantastic. The bells are aluminum and the same colors as those old ,metal tumblers that froze to your lip when you drank out of them. I put the bells on my vintage tree, but I am thinking they might look better int he box. (But, I won't photograph it if I do. Maybe).
What did I add here? More candy containers and a little plastic Santa and reindeer in the tree.
Do you add to your displays and rearrange them? I reconfigure and change it around and then *suddenly* it's perfect.
I realized why I love my Christmas things so much. Actually all my holiday items for that matter. If I get them out on December 1st and box them up on January 1st - I have only seen my pretties for a total of 31 days. I see my regular stuff 30 days a month for 11 months out of the year, so that is equivalent to 11 years in Christmas months. So, no wonder I am anxious to see it each year. But what if I saw my Christmas stuff all year long? Would I be longing to see my regular stuff?
*A note to Barbara at Oodles and Oodles - your comment about my Dime Store Display absolutely made my week. To think that something I did impressed you - the Queen of vintage, the Queen of Holiday.......Yowza! (And to the rest of you that liked it too - THANK YOU!)