Friday, November 7, 2014

First Holiday Open House of the Season

November is here and is the month for Holiday Open Houses at local communities.  They almost always all fall on the same week making it difficult to pick and choose which to attend.  The Buford Queen of Hearts (where I have two spaces) shook things up a little this year by holding the Buford location a week earlier than in the past. What a BRILLIANT idea.   Not only was it a gorgeous fall evening but in holiday fashion, the QoH had most of its 200 dealers working the floor and greeting guests, serving homemade goodies, wine, mulled spice apple cider.   The Queen was packed with shoppers and sweet Gynness and I couldn't wait to see all of the holiday goodness and take pictures for this blog post.  There are lots of photos to look at and if you missed last evening's opening night, you still have through Sunday to be a part of this annual tradition.

Pretty little canopy doll's bed is also perfect for your favorite furry four-legged. 
One of my favorite spaces, this booth always has the niftiest decorative pillows EVER!  I missed out on buying some delightful Thanksgiving ones so I will have to grab one or two of these Christmas pillows.
The Buford Queen of Hearts dealers pulled out all of the stops to decorate their booths.
Love these pretty paper and glitter ornaments.
This space is filled with the prettiest tinsel trees ever.
Crazy about the pair of huge, brass candle sticks.  These will look lovely as the sun goes down and they throw that lovely golden glow from candlelight.
Sweet nutcrackers are always fun.
These adorable bears are huge and would look darling at front door entrance.
Crushing on this gorgeous Victorian, hide chair and ottomon.
Love the sparkle of vintage, aluminum trees.
How clever...thrift store silverplate is repurposed into serving trays using a wood base.
So many spaces are filled with goodness.
Just love this palest of pink, windsor rocking chair.
Thanksgiving and Christmas decorative elements abound.
Pure Joy!
Even more joy.  Huge piece of antique wood with painted JOY on it in Christmas Red. 
 My sweet Gynness has a great time strutting up and down the aisles, sniffing at the good smells and hoping a cookie would drop to the floor.
Lovely Christmas tree if filled with pinecones.
Crazy about this brilliant idea of a black and white, vintage photo behind a window.  Like peering into a time forgotten.  
A metal bucket of Indian corn is pure, Thanksgiving delight.
Grateful, thankful, blessed.  Says it all.
Love these mica pieces for their quiet elegance.
Terrific "man cave" items are found everywhere within this space.
Large, stain glass panels and heralding angels are looking for a front entrance to decorate.
Bird cages make the sweetest village themes.
One of my favorite spaces for treasure.  Jonesing for that candle lamp to the left.
My neighbor's space on Queen Street, they always have the most fun, decorative elements.  This is a 5 foot tool metal tree filled to abundance with unique ornaments.
Sweet fox at the same spot. 
Deer are such lovely decorative pieces for Christmas.
Marvelous vintage metal truck would look adorable holding Christmas cards.
Vintage, glass ornaments are in my space and many others.
This looks like a welcoming family room.  I can see little ones gathered around opening gifts. 
Pretty little Christmas florals are perfect housewarming gifts.
These saws  just scream for bright red ribbons and garland.  What fun they would be to use as a decorative element.
        Another beautiful space that looks like a page out of Country Living Magazine.
Marvelous, mid century boudoir chair takes on a nostalgic look with the celery green wreath pillow.
A festive display will look great just about anywhere.
Sweet lamb is looking for a tree to snuggle under.
Love everything about this display.
From the floor to the ceiling, there are holiday decorations everywhere.
Antique violin case has been repurposed into a pretty display.
Fragment's space always has the most "curious" of things.  
Antique papers and found objects just delight me.
Festive ornaments look as pretty in a burlap covered bucket as they do on a tree.
Joyful cottage Christmas decorating at its best.
The simplicity of shiny, red ribbon against old barn wood is visually lovely.
Love these knitted stockings for their joyful colors.
Dove of peace is painted on old gate.
Another of one of my favorite spaces, always filled with pretty things.
Big, thrown clay snowman is room for a candle so his face lights up.
It is now 48 days til Christmas and that pretty chalkboard countdown calendar is too cha cha for words.  I could have taken a hundred more photos and still not captured all that you will find at the Buford Queen of Hearts.  So, come celebrate the holidays with us, there is so much to see, to obtain decorating ideas, and of course, find treasure for your home and for gift giving.

Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch


Linda said...

Love the photos and sweet Gynness too! Thanks for sharing!! Linda XO

the old white house said...

ohhhh, you go to some of the best places! So much inspiration and wonderful treasures! t.xoxo

The Junque Roost said...

Thanks for including my booth photos. What a beautiful blog!!!