Sprinkles of Holiday Cheer

Like the sprinkles on top of Christmas cookies, this year I decided to sprinkle just a touch of the holidays here and there around the house. I won't be doing any holiday entertaining, so I brought out a few things that I enjoy and to remind me of the season. I also chose items that were easy to access and just as easy to put away. 

There was a little bit of baking done in my kitchen which I will share with friends and family, as well as my sibling's favorite "giant cheese ball."

A recent decor video on YouTube reminded me that when it comes to holiday decorating, especially Christmas, you don't have to go to the store and buy a bunch of decorations for the house. She encouraged her viewers to use items that they already have or items they purchased while thrifting - basically items that can be used all year round. Some ideas? A grouping of brass candlestick holders, solid red or green, or even red plaid or striped kitchen towels instead of those with trendy Christmas prints. Stack old books with solid red or green covers no matter the title. I like these simple, but classic and clever ideas. 

Here's a little bit of holiday cheer around my home. 

May you all find a bit of holiday cheer around your own home. Merry Christmas.

On the Dining Room Buffet
The 1950s Miller Rosbro vintage miniature hard plastic snowmen. The snowmen and Santas were often designed to hold candy or hung from the tree.

There's a cherub theme going on. 
Antique (very old) wall cherubs I purchased at the Porte de Vanves Flea Market in Paris, France.
I will leave them up all year round.

Below the wall cherubs and French tapestry are pink cherub depression glass-like candle holders.
In each corner of the face of the old mantle clock are cherub faces.
Pink German Putz Houses post World War II

On the Kitchen Counter.
The Christmas Girl and the Star Elf (Marked "Made in Occupied Japan") were produced by Napco, a pottery brand that started in the 1930s in Ohio, USA.

On the Mantle
German Putz Houses post World War II


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