It might be Halloween at your house, but it’s been Christmas at mine for several weeks. That’s because the Annual Christmas Open House at Southern Antique Mall (where I rent my booth) will be held Sunday afternoon, November 6. The Open House is our biggest event and the staff and dealers are working very hard getting everything ready for hundreds of shoppers that will visit that day. So I apologize if I haven’t stopped by your blog as often as usual or posted as often to this blog….I’ve been very busy!
Can I make it up to you by showing you a makeover?
Last July I found this unique candle tree and I knew it was perfect for Open House.
I haven’t been able to find anything about it online, but it has an Alpine/Scandinavian look to it. It stands 24” tall and 20” wide and is completely made of wood with the cutout areas constructed from thin plywood.
The natural brown color was just too drab for me, so I grabbed a can of heirloom white paint and added some red candles.
Now it looks more like Christmas to me!
Next week I’ll show you how I incorporated the candle tree into one of my booth vignettes. In the meantime, here are a couple of other displays that I’ve been working on:
The mantle is decorated in green and gold. A large Mason's platter is surrounded by an EAPC egg plate and several pieces of Moon and Star glassware including decanter/glasses, candlesticks and sugar/creamer.
Turn around and you'll find a fun vintage display in turquoise and red.
I’ll post more pictures from the booth as I complete the displays.
If you'll be in the
area on November 6, please consider this an invitation to join me at the Open House. There will be door prizes, delicious food and, of course, some great shopping. Back2Vintage is located on the second floor. Laurel
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense