We have certain traditions in our family that I must adhere to, or risk setting the daughters and Mr. Shabbyfufu on a rampage! The first is that we HAVE TO HAVE a "real" Christmas Tree, not just one of my several faux. The family room is where the real pine goes.....and they take care of "sprucing up" (no pun intended!) that room with ornaments garnered as souvenirs from our many family trips taken over the years. The outside is Mr. Shabbyfufu's domain...and I must say that I don't mind not having to stand on a ladder hanging lights at all. This afternoon he is pressure washing to rid the outside of a summer's worth of mildew....and up go the strands of lights tomorrow.
Speaking of outside.....our majestic Macaw friends stopped by our home for a munch yesterday.....as our coconut palms are budding and blooming~which is a veritable feast for those guys. We have MANY palms, and just prior to Hurricane Season (which just ended thankfully!) we had about 5,000 coconuts removed.........much to the Macaw's chagrin. Here they are.....I thought that you might enjoy seeing them in all their GLORY~in the wild, as nature intended:-)
The living room is MY DOMAIN.....so it looks a bit like Candyland for some fun! A collection of pastel glitter houses, vintage mercury glass balls, netting angels and bottle brush trees on the living room mantel.
A vintage Italian Tole Rose display shelf that is always in flux. For Christmas this year it holds a bit of my collection of vintage beaded domes, a pair of vintage feather angels (I collect WAYYYY too many things, no?), and a piece of my teacup art. An antique French crown is set up on top, and some silver beaded strands are woven through for glisten and shimmer.
My favorite French statue, Ms. Chantal.....wearing a vintage crown and a long strand of antique German tinsel garland (the real stuff:-). This girl is ready to party!
Another vignette that sits on top of an antique display cabinet. I have collected display hands for years....and have just a few more this week left on the website for sale at a very reasonable price!
A grouping on the coffee table.....a huge vintage beaded dome used as a bowl with some of the vintage mercury glass balls that I have collected forever, a giant clam shell filled with some pine cones that I painted and glittered, a sweet old pink feather angel....and under the glass cloche~one of my Gossamer Gliss 2007 Holiday Collection that was a huge hit and is Sold Out for the season (thank you ladies~I am truly humbled by all of the compliments that have been received:-).
Darkness is setting in and I must get a bit more decorated........thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful weekend!
XO~ Janet ~ www.shabbyfufu.com