Wednesday, October 31, 2018


It's November, so it's time for us to begin the holiday season.  We've been busy these last few days transforming the store for the season.  We'll have holiday decor, of course, but also gifts, stocking stuffers, and hostess gifts.  Mixed in with all of that is our large selection of furniture, lighting, art work, and much more.  So, if you live in the DC metro area please start the season with us.

My space was inspired by a vintage caned day bed.  I only put one of the side rails on so I could fill it with a decorated tree, a vintage champagne crate, and some wonderful velvet pillows.

Love the pillows, but the leopard print pompom garland is my favorite.

Anything caned works for me.  The day bed is so curvy and perfectly chippy.

Nutcrackers are definitely not my thing.  I have a rule that I don't buy anything I don't like for the store.  Well, I broke my rule and the nutcrackers are popping up everywhere.  I'll let you know if rule breaking works or not.

Anything mercury glass works for the holidays.  I have containers, trays, vases,  lamps, and mercury glass ornaments.

The gold sunburst mirrors add another metallic and break up all the silver.  My Santos bust is under a cloche, resting on a stack of books with glitter spines.

I created a whole area with a nod to the characteristic holiday colors:  red and green.
You'd never think of the banana leaf pattern as working for the holidays, but you have to agree that it's the perfect green.

More red and green.  I spy another nutcracker.

Who likes pink?  I do.  Don't miss the goat pillow in the background.

Lately I've been using blue in my decor.  How unique are these ginger jar ornaments with matching Staffordshire dogs!   I'm lazy about decorating trees so I put most of them into a vintage European dough bowl.

I have bottle racks with five or nine bottles.  You can fill them with greenery or just hang a wreath or an ornament from the neck of the bottle.

We just can't skip over Thanksgiving.  Don't miss the gold turkey salt and pepper shakers.

I look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Come share some food and drinks with us while you shop.

BTW, do you like nutcrackers??


  1. Love your blog posts, I've read them all since finding you about a year ago. And, yes I love nutcrackers. I just started collecting them a couple of years ago, but am addicted. They are all so cute and each one is so unique. Thanks for all your inspiration and I wish I could attend the event (I'm in Florida).

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words about the blog and thanks for following. I wish you could come to the sale too. I'd love to meet you.