I'm trying to sneak into Tablescape Thursday today. Maybe Susan at Between Naps on the Porch won't notice that my table is not scaped (I'm not sure "scaped" is a word, but I had never even heard of the word "tablescape" before I started blogging). I AM sharing photos of a table! Does that count?
I'm also joining Suzanne at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday. I KNOW I'm posting some vintage!
Monday, I showed you the villages in my study, but I didn't show you the rest of the room. That's because this table was covered in boxes, ribbons, faux snow, etc. Now that is covered in boxes, ribbons, and a tree, for some reason I feel like I can show it to you! I know, just when you thought I couldn't get any tackier, I'm using old boxes for decor!
Since we use this room for a study, this table is usually covered with stacks of books, but I can clear it for dining if needed (I just never have). I have used it for buffet serving. On Christmas Eve (when we again have over 30 people for dinner), our desserts will be served from this table.
My most recent vintage ornament purchase was at an estate sale. It was time for the sale to be over and I was looking at some ornaments that were in a box. The man in charge of the sale asked me how much I wanted to pay. I told him a $1.00. He handed me the box and marked $1.00 on my sale sheet! I meant I was willing to pay a dollar for each ornament, but I got the box (about 10 ornaments) for $1.00! I guess he really wanted me to get out of there! It worked. I quickly paid and left before someone could tell me I wasn't getting all of those ornaments for that price!
My friend, Emmalyn, brought me the advent calendar from Germany when we were children.
Since our entry hall opens into the study, I'm also sharing photos of that space.
It may not look cleaned up and decorated to you, but that's just the way I do it. I know, I need one of those organizers to come in and force me to get rid of some junk, but they'd better bring a psychiatrist with them, because I'm afraid I'd have a major breakdown. Go visit Between Naps on the Porch to get links to see tables that are scaped, and go to visit Coloradolady for links to vintage goodies. Thank you so much for coming to visit me. laurie