Monday, January 18, 2016

Christmas decorations for 2015 - part 1.

Well, hello there! Here is part 1 of the decorations that I put up for Christmas 2015. I started decorating early in November and was still putting up decorations a few days before our big party that was a week before Christmas. It was slow going, normally all of the decorating would be done in about a week or less, see the previous post if you haven't read it already and that will explain the reason for the slow progress.

I was given two vintage Christmas tins by my friend Karen last summer so I decided to display as many of the tins that I have room for. Some were used as risers on the mantle.

I decided to get out my collection of plastic reindeer, I didn't realize that I had enough to decorate the big feather tree. Along with the reindeer are 40's and 50's silver foil and red cellophane covered paper candy canes, Santas in sleighs, and a few other items that carry out the unintentional red and white colour theme.

I try to decorate the tree with a different theme each year. I can feature decorations that otherwise might never be put out due to lack of space.

If you would like to see past year's mantle and tree decorations click on the following links, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009.

At the foot of the white urn the tree is standing in is one of my favourite tins, a British biscuit tin from Macfarlane, Lang and Co. Ltd. Beside the biscuit tin and on the hearth are boxes of vintage lights.

Tucked behind the large tree and the fireplace is this cluster of goodies. I love the scalloped paraffin covered paper ice cream dishes beside the jolly Santa candy container. In behind the Santa is a fold of Dennison crepe paper.

Looking down onto the vintage marble topped table are more Christmas tins and three pin back badges. In behind the tin with the skier is a box of Jule Lys, Christmas candles.

We no longer use the fireplace so I can place things on top of the glass fireplace doors.

Here is a close look at the left side of the mantle.

The centre section of the mantle; the tins add height and drama to the display.

The right-hand side of the mantle.

Tucked in behind the feather tree is my computer desk, piled high with lots of neat stuff to keep me company.


Tristan Robin said...

This is a veritable treasure trove of vintage Christmas splendors and amusements ... it must be like living in a wonderland for a few weeks! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing the photos of your home!

Len said...

Thanks Tristan, but wait, there is more to come.