Friday, December 23, 2011

Around the House- Holiday Part II

More pictures of my parents' house just as promised :-D

I just love our old leaded glass piano window : )

a bit of inspiration in my mom's work room


PINK reindeer from my great grandma Minna

more treasures from my great grandma

from my other great grandma Ann- a celluloid reindeer with glitter on his back!

making use of one of our many industrial wire baskets

a gift from my dad to my mom :o)

this manger was handmade by my grandpa Ken- oh how I wish I had known him!!

an amazing estate sale find- made from paper towel rolls, aluminum foil and vintage ornaments

love the patina

antique family ornaments

findings over the years

created from scrapbook paper

old German and Japanese holiday decorations

there are no words! every single thing on this tree is hand stitched!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Around the House- Holiday Part I

My parents' house is all decorated and looks absolutely wonderful. I just have to share some pictures : ) Check back tomorrow for more!!

matthew mead is one of our new favourites

my mom creates lovely ornaments from this- see here

estate sale finds over the years

antique handmade houses on an awesome old chicken coop
(coop available for sale upon request)

the sheep have been passed down from my great grandparents : )

findings over the years

such a sweet trio

bar accessories my sister and I got from antiquarium for Christmas last year

amazing old family ornaments

the corner of my desk :o)

dachshund platter from fishs eddy and antique treasures

mom's favourite thing in the house- our white couch! and a fun handmade pillow

santa's sleigh and reindeer were a perfect gift from my grandma to my dad. the cute little bird is from seapinks.

updated the twig wreath with some cheery vintage mittens- my personal favourite

the angels were from my great grandma Minna!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Holidays In NYC

I have been lucky enough to spend at least six holiday seasons in New York City. I always go home to Wisconsin to be with my family for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but the weeks surrounding it I try to take in the magic in Manhattan. Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2005 to 2010. The quality of the pictures isn't the best but they are such happy memories : )

~ Rockefeller Center ~

~ Window Displays ~

~ Miscellaneous ~

Baccarat UNICEF Snowflake hanging over Fifth Avenue & 57th Street

You can't even begin to imagine how excited I was to visit The Plaza to see my favorite character and childhood hero... Eloise! I was 25 years old and feeling about 7 all over again.

Click here to see the fabulous-ness that is the large Eloise shop :-D

Empire State Building

Amazing gingerbread house in The Cellar of Macy's

Central Park

The most overly decorated place I have ever seen- Rolf's German Restaurant in Gramercy.