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Monday, December 3, 2012

The decorating has started...

This year I enjoyed reading about how other bloggers make lovely displays in their homes. Tanya over at Suburban Jubilee  sure knows how to make a set of shelves look magnificent and she changes the display with the change of seasons too! Jeanetteann over at Heirloom Treasures is another person whose blog has inspired me to greater efforts. A few months ago I rearranged my rather untidy hutch, and brought out on to display some of my 'good' china which had been languishing in the bottom of a cupboard. The hutch looked so much better...

So with the beginning of December on Saturday, it seemed like a good time to change the hutch display...




The pale blues, pinks and mauves were 'given the flick'.... lol



I decided to put a tea set out on display that my former MIL gave me, piece by piece, for my birthday (it saved her the dilemma of knowing what to buy me for quite a few years, and I ended up with a beautiful teaset! But it has been hidden away in a cupboard for too long as well, although DsD2 used the set for her engagement party this year. 
Interspersed with the 'Old Country roses' teaset, are bits and pieces from my Christmas decorations ' collection
So one of my decorating jobs is finished and tomorrow I really must get the tree out of storage, set it up in the lounge room and hang all those decorations on it. 

Oh how I've changed! Once I would have gone out and bought some china with Christmas patterns on it to decorate that hutch...now I just use what I already have and feel quite content doing that :-) .

8 comments:

Becky said...

I love your new display! I think a lot of us have learned a very good lesson the past couple of years about utilizing more of what we have on hand and not buying and buying.

Tanya Murray said...

And you know what else is great about rotating your china? You'll probably reach for things to use that you haven't in ages and you'll extend the joy of having your nice china out. Old Country Roses is a classic for Christmas. I wish people did more of this gifting still. It is a great way to build a lovely set for someone year after year.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful display Maria - and it looks so festive. I love the old country roses china.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful display Maria - and it looks so festive. I love the old country roses china.

Catherine said...

There's no need to buy china with Christmas patterns when your tea set looks beautiful. I like the Christmas touches you've added. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas decorating.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Lovely display indeed.
Jingle bells, jingle bells ♫♫♫ ♫♫♫ ♫♫♫ :))
Hugs and kisses

Maa said...

Roses ... my favourite, Maria. It looks lovely. I started to decorate my tree this weekend and the lights are broken. Tomorrow I need to get some new ones as they couldn't be repaired. Too old .. like me I think! hehe! Maa

Naturally Carol said...

Your new display is so fresh on the eyes! A change is as good as a holiday as they say. This was a great idea incorporating the bold colour in the teaset with your Christmas decorations.