Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Open House Time

Less than 50 days until Christmas and my favorite antique shops are busy getting ready for their Holiday Walk events. Which includes the SeaWitch.  With two booths to decorate, my living room looks like antiques and holiday has thrown up all over it. Priced items like mad and loaded up the car for Buford-Queen of Hearts.  I like this time of year best in my Victorian booth.  It lends itself to the holiday so well.  Lots of vintage and antique silverplate, santas, and mercury glass, beaded ornaments to get this party started. 

Carved and faux carved vintage looking santas are a favorite selling item.

Silverplate is everywhere and has always moved well for me.  There is something special about the brilliant light that makes your best recipes look both inviting and elegant.

Vintage gravy boats are ready for the Thanksgiving celebration.

I love beaded latex fruit rings. They have so many decorative uses for the table.

This was a Goodwill find in February of this year.  Very tall and just delightful with a Dickens look to them.  Perfect for a side table or mantle, they look marvelous nestled with pine boughs and tiny white lights.  I displayed these on the antique oak mantle among the silverplate.  From the time I left this booth to decorate the second booth, they were sold.  Now I have to find another eye catcher for this booth as the Holiday Event at the Queen is in two weeks.  Still, it's a problem that I don't mind having. 

Vintage beaded and sequined fruit are hung from the tree along with Victorian boot stockings.

A wide shot of my Victorian booth.  Still have lots to bring in and my living room is back to looking like a satellite warehouse for goods.

I hate to rush through the holidays and especially like Thanksgiving for it's message. Giving and being thankful.  I celebrate my table using my mother's Napco turkey salt and pepper shakers, my grandma's transfer ware turkey platter and my grandma-nana's Victorian cut glass water goblets

I bring in lots of transfer ware at this time of the year as well.  Nifty advertising turkey platter from a furniture store and a selection of Homer Laughlin Historic America pieces in marvelous condition.

Wedgwood Christmas plate for 1997. 

How sweet are these happy little sheet shepherds?  Jake, Eli and Zeb.

Vintage turkey cutouts are brilliant in color.  These were from a teacher's estate an I bet these were pinned to her bulletin board each November.

Adorable little Anne Habouche gnome figures from Holland.  First time I have seen these and they are too sweet for words.  

Pretty Christmas items for decorating the home.

Found this huge wool hooked rug for the holidays at my local Goodwill. Looks like it was never used.  How pretty this would be in front of a hearth or a hall entrance.  So much more to bring in and my honey is a deer for letting me trash the living room while I prepare for this busy time of the year.  Can't wait for the Open House and I will be taking lots of photos for future blog posts.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


Robin Larkspur said...

So many fab things;I love how you put something in your booth and before you can say Happy Thanksgiving, they are sold. The three little sheep are too cute as are those gnomes. How do you always find such great stuff at the Goodwill; I am never so lucky.

Tanya said...

Boy, what a GREAT lot of items...I think my favorite has to be the mug engraved with Velma! I'm SO not ready for Christmas to be here yet...glad someone else is, for me! Happy week - XOXO Tanya

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

The booths look great! Would pull me right in for sure.

We just had our city wide open house. I spent two whole days doing fruit basket turnover in the booth and then bringing in Christmas, but mine doesn't look as festive as yours.

Pam @ Frippery said...

It is all so pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful spaces.