mantel decorations


By |2021-06-04T15:08:03-04:00December 22, 2013|8 McDowell, Holiday|


We’re winding down…or gearing up..depending on your point of view, for Christmas. For my family it is a low key event and it has definitely been our choice to celebrate simply.

You know I love color, so take a look here:

Another Christmas wreath, vintage 1960’s. It’s made of plastic…which yes, was the very newest back then!

This too was my Mother’s (see here for more) and always made an appearance in our dining room. Our house had a very long combined living/dining room with windows the entire length. I mean, in the 50’s, when the house was built, who thought about the cost of electricity or double glazing? We eventually had storm windows (they were enormous) installed but again, you just cranked up the heat when it was cold. I can’t imagine how often the oil truck must have visited # 414.




Our Christmas mantel! 

All my decorating has been minimal this year, but of course the mantel is just plain fun and so irresistible to […]


By |2014-12-14T16:50:08-05:00December 24, 2012|8 McDowell, Holiday|

These days are busy for all of us!
I’ve been taking photos of the (very) few Christmas decorations we have in the house. While
I haven’t done much this year…. there is always time and place for the odd photo shoot.
I bought a bag of these grape viney spheres and spray painted a few of them. Now I wish I had done more; maybe some in red and green along with the gold and silver. There is always next year!
Above and below is the mantel this season.
And from last year:
Various shots around the house, playing with texture and color:
A friend gave us her homemade challah bread!

*Happy Holidays to everyone*

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