Archives For Christmas

Stove-top potpourri kits.

Click here to visit the FB post recipe:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/11/how-to-make-your-house-smell-amazing-during-the-holidays/#_a5y_p=2838136

OR try these below!

Great neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 to 1  cup cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a dash grated nutmeg. Instructions: “Slice the orange into edible size pieces, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water when needed.

 

Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg.  Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."

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Or try this Christmas simmer pot:

Source: http://www.marinobambinos.com/2014/12/christmas-simmer-pot/

 

Ingredients:

Cranberries: 1 cup
Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3 to 4
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Rosemary: 4 small rosemary sprigs

Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or apple cider

Instructions:
Bring a small amount of water to boil in a small pot.  Add ingredients and continue boiling for a few minutes.  Lower heat to a simmer and add water as needed.

 

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!

 



Silver Platter Christmas

December 21, 2014

An inspiration for using vintage silver platters!

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Broken China Jewelry Wedgwood Blue White Jasperware Sterling Pin/Brooch

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Romantic Christmas Tables

December 17, 2014

These romantic Christmas tables are inspiration for an elegant table!

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Broken China Jewelry Spode Christmas Tree Santa Sterling Silver Pendant

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Astonishing Christmas Crochet

December 12, 2014

Check out these amazing Croche’t projects below.  Maybe they can add some holiday cheer to your house!

 

Source:  http://zoomyummy.com/christmas-crochet-pdf-patterns/

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Amazing Ornament Wreaths

December 11, 2014

This link has great tips on how to make your own wonderful ornament wreaths.  Good luck and happy holidays!

http://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/2013/11/how-to-make-an-easy-diy-ornament-wreath.html

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Pink Ornament Wreath

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Broken China Jewelry Holiday Holly Sterling Bracelet

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Vintage Handkerchief Stockings

November 30, 2014

Having vintage handkerchief stockings can make Christmas more nostalgic and fun with a twist on the mantle.  Your grandparents might have had stockings that looked like this!  Click the link below to see how to make some beautiful stockings!

Source:  http://www.marthastewart.com/272347/handkerchief-stockings

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Source:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/96264510756327957/

what a cute idea for those old hankies

Source:  http://www.pinterest.com/terewood/christmas-stockings/

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Vintage Bluebird Greetings!

November 29, 2014

Origins of the Bluebird as a Symbol of Happiness

The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and may date back thousands of years. One of the oldest examples (found on oracle bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, 1766-1122 BC) is from pre-modern China, where a blue bird (qingniao) was the messenger bird of Xi Wangmu, the ‘Queen Mother of the West’ who began life as a fearsome goddess and Immortal. By the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD) she had evolved into a Daoist fairy queen and the protector/patron of “singing girls, dead women, novices, nuns, adepts and priestesses…women [who] stood outside the roles prescribed for women in the traditional Chinese family”. Depictions of Xi Wangmu often include a bird—the birds in the earliest depictions are difficult to identify, and by the Tang Dynasty, most of the birds appear in a circle, often with three legs, as a symbol of the sun.

(Interested in more bluebird articles, see our links below for more great information.)

Bluebirds http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/05/bluebirds/

Mountain Bluebirds  http://vbelleblog.com/2016/11/03/mountain-bluebirds/

Bluebird China History: http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/07/bluebird-china-history/

Bluebird Search  http://vbelleblog.com/?s=bluebird

 

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013

Rejoice! Merry Christmas everyone. Much love ~Diana

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Antique Ornaments

December 24, 2013

Amazing how these great vintage (breakable!) ball ornaments can be turned into a beautiful wreath! I wonder how many she breaks!

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SOURCE: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=vintage+silver&page=15

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Christmas Lights

December 23, 2013

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SOURCE: http://indulgy.com/post/2PgDvpcxK1/christmas-lightwrapped-bicycle

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SOURCE:  http://www.christmasnostalgia.com/

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