I must confess...I forgot to take pictures before the open house!! Although I had a HUGE head start on this year's event, thanks to my dear friend and now seasonal co-worker Colleen, who had all my Christmas finds and goodies unpacked, priced and "on deck" for me, it never seemed convenient to stop and pick up the camera. The Saturday morning before the event I inventoried and packed all the remaining Halloween,leaving most of the fall goodies for Thanksgiving. Saturday afternoon all the furniture was "set" in it's designated spot, minor adjustments occured all week. However, even with all that done before Sunday (usually Sunday and Monday are devoted to the above) my dear mother and I were just a flurry of activity right up until 4PM Thursday, two hours before the event began. So in the rush I forgot to take pictures. All of these were taken post open house. But they are beautiful none the less, just minus a few of the items that sold out.
This is the snowy entry, two huge, solid porch pillars, a gorgeous piece of fretwork/gingerbreading crowning a fabulous blue and white architectural table. The gorgeous urn was filled with the most darling white feather halos for children, they sold out, however, I was able to track down some more and they will be here this week. Perfect for those family Christmas photos!
The icy candleabras are battery powered and flickered all evening long next to candles floating in water in hurricanes. All on a mirror surround by a soft pile of flurries.
TNow onto the real reason for this glorious season. I have the most beautiful vintage and new collection of religious relics. One of my favs went home with a dear customer Thursday evening so I didn't get a photo, might have to have her send me one...:-) It was an antique liturgical altar piece with a beautiful Blessed Mother Mary statue inside. The leaded glass window below is still available and it is heavenly!