“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” — Edith Sitwell
I don’t really have a lot of space in my house for decorations, so I enjoy creating small “vignettes” for each season. This tends to keep my small decorations clustered, so they have more of an impact. Yesterday, I made a fruitful stop at my favorite thrift store and hit pay dirt. First of all, I have a huge addiction to cream pottery from manufacturers such as California, USA, McCoy, and Haeger. My thrift store has created a new room for antiques and collectibles, and has begun to price these items somewhat higher. However, they missed this gem…. a Haeger cream planter. I found it with the other common “junk” for $2.50. There’s a small crack on one corner, but hey, turn it around, and no one knows! The next find was the cute little round, green vase/planter. I’m a sucker for the glassware! The small wooden tray was nothing special alone on the shelf, but it’s the perfect place to cluster my treasures. Then there was a great box of vintage Christmas tree decorations, so I pulled out this green one for my display. Oh, the finds continue…. I found a small bag of blocks, and lo-and-behold “NOEL!” (I also picked-up a great old wooden box of dominoes – which is prime for another project!) The snowmen were a previous years’ gift to myself, and they make my display come to life. I love it when I come out of the thrift store with so many wonderful treasures!