Friday, December 10, 2010

Festive

Festive isn't always about the grand decorated trees 
or the sweeping vistas of snow covered forests.
Sometimes festive is the wee little touches,
the tiny treasures tucked here and there saying 
here's a little holiday cheer for you.
At oldgreymare these are my favorites, 
a small ornament hung from 
a lamp key, or small touches added to a postal box to
say "Christmas". 


The most humble of door knobs is not forgotten.



Festive.

Please join Chania at Razmataz for this week's challenge.

23 comments:

Theresa said...

Good Morning!! that first photo is my new favorite inspiration! That mail sorter is wonderful but your displays in it are gorgeous! Theresa xoxo

The Boston Lady said...

Those cubbies full of treasures are so lovely and peaceful to look at. What a wonderful grouping. Ann

Jane said...

Great photos! I have a somewhat similar postal box in my studio....wish it looked as organized!
Jane

Tina Eudora said...

I love it Suzan! I am paring down this year too because it's just me here and space is limited so I am trying to find small but festive ways to bring the Christmas spirit into each room.
It's always great to see a great idea! Have a happy day!
Tina xo

she dreams big! said...

Everyone has big, highly decorated trees that are always the focal point in the room. While pretty, I always look for the tiny ornaments tucked into an unexpected place. That tells me more about the person than the fully decorated mantel or buffet. You just know that these little pieces are special and deserve their own place. How I would love to see your home in person. It is absolutley gorgeous but so very homey and comfortable. Thanks for sharing!

Beatnheart said...

I just love your postal box...ohh wee..

Mama Zen said...

These are beautiful!

Razmataz said...

It is the little things that create ambiance and make "festive" a feeling. That number cubby cabinet is gorgeous....beautifully styled as always.

mollygolver said...

Love your cubby bling idea Suzan

Theanne and Baron... said...

Hope you have heat now...your home is beautiful...I like simple decorating too...so one can easily absorb all the beautifulness!!!

D.B. said...

Gorgeous. Love the mail boxes......ever the organizer!

A Cottage Muse said...

That cubby photo is so gorgeous! I hope you don't mind but it will be my wallpaper for the rest of the season, thank you!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You're right I think sometimes the smalles touch is the best. And you sure know how to do it. I heard through the 'blogvine' that your home was featured in a magazine? Which one. I must have missed it if you posted and I want to run out and get it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Olive Cooper said...

Joe says he used one of those cubbies when he first worked at the PO. Yours is far prettier.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Suzan
The pigeon holes are fantastic... a long coveted item for me!!! love how you have decorated them also...

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

JoMo said...

Hello! Gorgeous blog. I adore your postal cubbie, what a great photo. I agree about the little touches too.

I dream of finding an old library card catalogue for my studio. One day :) Such lovely things.
Cheers,
Jo

retha said...

Beautiful photo's and I like how you filled those post holes. What is the reason for the numbers, advent calender?

Kit said...

Oh how I want your postal sorter! Great way to use it. Loving all your sparkle! Kit

Char said...

so beautiful

erin said...

i love the wee little bits tucked here and there too. those cubby holes are cool. i have a confession to make...we don't have a tree this year. there i've said it. phew, i feel so much better. ha ha

Rebecca said...

Just love that cubby! and all your baubles. And you are so right, just the little hints of sparkle or a silver ball tucked in a shoe... love to decorate like that.
Blessings
Rebecca

June said...

I lust after that mail sorter Z! I know I haven't got a single solitary wall it could hang on, but I still adore it.
Would you come and save me from myself and decorate my tree for me?
Yours are gorgeous, and with you doing all the work, I could really get into it.
You could escape your cold house to my overly warm one. The bad thing about only having wood heat, is there is no way to manage the amount of heat the stove puts out. At least on our archaic(sp) one.
have a great week my friend. I hope to get more things made this week. Man, what a disaster the studio is right now. But at least it proves it not just for show.hehe

gail said...

love the cubby and how it's decorated! your photos are yummy!
thanks for your kind comments and my grandson's birthday is on the
19th, also! a special day....I'll keep you posted on the baby!!!
gail