Friday, November 30, 2012

Decorating With Christmas Past Treasures

Since we're not able to decorate Pinehurst Cottage this year...I'll show you how I've decorated our home's front entrance.  I decorate very traditionally outside and inside.  I use Christmas treasures from my past that brings back Christmas memories spent with my mom and dad.  I'm blessed to have such loving memories.  I stuff containers with fresh pines and I scatter pine cones.   I accessorize with red.  The only thing I spent money on was the garland.  All of the fresh greens were cut down from our property.  I reuse the wire vase hanging on the door through out the year and add seasonal flowers to it.  The sled was our sled growing up.  My siblings and I had some good times on that old sled.  The planter with the fresh greens in it was brought years ago in Vermont during a family trip.  The birch logs in it were saved by my husband.  He and his father cut those many years ago before his dad passed away.  Happy decorating!

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Ron said...

Love the sleigh!!!

Lynette Cheo said...

I have sled on my porch too but I'll have to spruce it up with some greens. Your sled and wire container of greens look fabulous. I'm following your blog. The man who built your cottage sounds very interesting. It sounds like a great project!


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Just beautiful, Amy!
So pretty and love the history and memories behind your pieces.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful front the sleigh and "bucket of beautiful greens"....I have a sleigh, but the porch is not decorated yet...just the wreaths!!

Diane Mars said...

Amy, you are such a little sneak! Today a box arrived on my doorstep and my husband asked if I had ordered anything form Etsy or E-bay... no I said well when I opened the box and saw all the wonderful Vintage Treasures my heart melted... And when I opened the Card and saw that it was all from you dear friend I was touched... a gift for no reason... A very Merry Christmas to you beautiful one...may all your wishes come true. Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Jann Olson said...

Very inviting Amy! I have a vintage sleigh, but oh fabulous to have the one you rode as a child. Growing up I lived at the bottom of a double hill. They would close the road off at the top and the bottom. If you got going fast enough you could make it down both hills. We would spend hours out there. For some reason we always wore sock on our hands for gloves. I remember coming in and just bawling because my hands and toes were so frozen. You are so lucky to have a cottage in N.C. Hubby and I visited a few years ago and loved it. Now following you.

Sarah said...

Amy, I'm so happy to find your blog. Thank you for inviting me over. It will be fun to follow along with your project.
Love the wire basket. Do you remember where you found this? ~ Sarah

Carol said...

Great that you are using the old sleigh for your main attraction at the front door -- so much history and such a special treasure! It all looks beautiful. Those pinecones are HUGE!