Friday, November 20, 2009

a risky move

this is the first thing my family will see as they arrive home today from school
i'm bettin' you just might hear the collective groans ringing through blogland

i just pulled out a few boxes
i'm using very little this year
i use less & less each year
this year is no exception

i'm keeping it clutterfree
yet festive
mostly white
with some silver , gold & burlap of course

but i love my colorful vintage ornaments
& i just placed a bunch in this funky bowl thingie picked up in Seaside this summer
placed it on the table
just to get an idea of how it would look
its huge
really huge

& by golly
i thought it looked so fun
that i'm leaving it there
was planning on waiting until thanksgiving evening
but i'm living on the wild side

the first should arrive home within the hour
wish me luck


T said...

I love it!

We are downsizing too - just to much "stuff".

Stylestance said...

Gorgeous! Great idea! And I totally agree with clutter-free.

Deb said...

You go girl!!! :):):) I love your bowl of vintage Christmas balls! Hope you survive the groans! :):)

Ellie said...

beautiful, I love all your white with that punch of color! The bowl is so cool too :) My children would be just thrilled to see that we are getting ready - I hope yours feel the same!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the vintage ornaments.

I too am going simpler this year with Christmas decor. Last year I started weeding through the decorations and donated a lot to the Vets. This year I'm doing the same.

Happy Holidays!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

That is the best idea I've seen in a long long time. I LOVE IT! So copying you...yes I AM:) Thanks for sharing Paige!!

Jen Kershner said...

My hubby would groan the loudest of all. The only reason I'm getting a tree the weekend after Thanksgiving is because he will be out of town the following weekend. I think your ornaments look gorgeous in that container. But I'm terrified that they'll get broken! I'm putting out less this year too. It makes me feel happy to put out less.

Jboo said...

It looks gorgeous!! You have to start decorating early this year because Thanksgiving is kind of late, right! Ok, if I copy you too?


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Beautiful! I love those oranaments.

Martha said...

Paige...that is really just gorgeous! I LOVE it so much...just a pop of color with your beautiful white FUN! I love it and really stands out...I just always seem to smile when I visit your blog...and that picture did just the trick...just makes me smile!

The Flying Bee said...

How could they not love it! It's so perfect! Oh, and I love is our favorite place to vacation!

3 Peanuts said...

It looks gorgeous!!!!!
I am starting to pull stuff out too. I have a Christmas dinner on 12/2 here so I need to get it decorated.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

this display is SO happy - I'm so excited for Christmas decor!!

{{Happy Thanksgiving first, of course!}}


PS~Erin said...

You're so crazy :-) I love, love the look of this!!

We'll have to wait another year before doing anything too vintage/fragile/pretty below eye level, as these "balls" would surely be chunked across the room by a certain 2 year old.

Lissa said...

that is so cute! I bet you're really enjoying it!

KarenSue said...

what's funny is I bought the same basket yesterday at the thrift and I'm putting my vintage ornaments in it. I knew it would be beautiful. And I have the same kitchen table. You sure have great taste!

Jo said...

Love it!
Don't tell my family but I'm pulling out a few small items tomorrow. : )I spent this morning putting away fall decor.


Simone said...

Oh, this looks gorgeous the bowl/basket and LOVE the colours of all the ornaments, how pretty!

I am really tempted to do something similar RIGHT NOW!!!

Happy Week-end!

Kristy said...

love, love, love it. a perfect place for it.
we started last night listening to holiday music. why not, right. i love the season.
can't wait to see what the rest of your house looks like for the holidays.

Mommabelle said...

Very pretty! I love it!
I checked a Christmas decorating book out from the library and am enjoying a few neat ideas.
We will start putting a few things out next weekend!

Kasey said...

seriously..i am just now finding out about this trasformation?
holy quac's gorgeous.
I will have to call you tomorrow to catch up...

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous idea - they look sensational.
Funny how so many of us are having 'less' this year

Cathy Louise said...

Oh honey I think this looks absolutely gorgeous!!! It is like 104 degrees here at the moment and our air-conditioner decided it didn't want to work any more on Saturday.....So Christmas decorating seems so far from my thoughts at the moment lol....We usually decorate on the 1st of December but Kirstie is away on camp so will do it when she returns....Missing you heaps and heaps luv c xxxx
PS move into shop this Thursday....:)

Sharla said...

Those ornaments make me HAPPY!

debra said...

I love it! The colors are great - especially against all your white, which I also love. :)

I am putting out less and less each year, too. I don't buy much anymore as we already have so much but I can't say I'm not tempted...

tara said...

love it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love what your doing. Especially the bowl with all the balls.
Just wanted to visit and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving

Rebecca said...

love the colors in the bowl...i think i remember reading a post when you found the ornaments!

Happy Thanksgiving Paige.
you are the sweetest.


Jeanneoli said...

So pretty! My husband said no tree until after Thanksgiving!:-)

traci said...

i would scream too if that was on my table - SCREAM WITH DELIGHT that is. i love it!!! vintage ornaments are my favorite. i don't have that many though - yet. every year i hunt for more.

cammy said...

Breathtaking girlie!! I didn't think it was possible to top your dough bowl filled with vintage ornaments, but I think you've done it my love love!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

love. love. love.

Beth said...

Soooo pretty! That bowl of ornaments really caught my eye!
Yeah...done with clutter. Can't wait to get rid of some stuff.

Angela Harris said...

LOVE these ornaments. You can use these anytime of the year in my book!