Is everyone having a good Christmas season thus far? I know we are. Having small children really brings back the excitement and joy of it all. Our 4 year old is full of anticipation for the advent calendar each day and excited for there to be presents under the tree soon. The 1 year old is fascinated and entranced by the twinkling Christmas lights. It's so cute to watch him sit and stare and say his own little version of "wow."
Anyways, I wanted to share a bit more of my Christmas decor this year. (You can see my rustic "wreath" that I'm absolutely loving here.)
I put together this little rustic "junky" candle holder, and I really like how it turned out.
The old wooden firken type container came from my grandfather, it was from his farm. The punched tin thingy-ma-bob was from a yard sale, I picked it up for .25 or so. I have no idea what it was originally for, but I immediately saw it as a candle holder. I added in a few sprigs of fresh greenery, leftover from trimming the tree, and a few faux berries to add some color.
It's sitting on my vintage suitcase table, along with a Christmasy fabric coaster. A must have for all those mugs of hot chocolate and yummy holiday flavored coffee.
It gives off a perfectly rusty glow.
The other little bit I wanted to share is the corner of our porch where I put together this display.
The "gate" and the star were $1.50 for both at a church rummage sale, the skates were $1 at a yard sale, the mini-tree was .50, and the minnow bucket was $4 at the Restore. (I still have the insert that goes inside it that I want to use elsewhere.)
I love the rustic simplicity of it, it's very "me."
I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas and remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season!
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