Saturday, November 8, 2008

Playing House

I had such a fun morning today. I emptied out the top of my china cabinet, cleaned everything real good and replaced the contents with my Christmas dishes. It was such fun!! My mother-in-law calls that "playing house". I still want to do a couple things, but this is how it turned out.

Another view . . .

And another . . .

I had such fun cleaning things up and displaying them. Like my Irish Santa . . .

My trio of angels . . .

More Irish Santa's . . .

I have dear friends that each year give a unique Neiman Marcus gift. Last year it was this 100 year anniversary plate . . .

And my ruby glass goes perfectly with the green Neiman Marcus plate, don't you think?

Guess where I went tonight???

Wanna see what great treasures I scooped up???

I love this Santa. I love the soft, muted colors and the glitter. He will look divine with my Santa collection. He was only $7.99.

How about this?

I was born in July so my zodiac sign is Cancer, the crab. I usually buy unique crabs when I see them and I could not pass up this beauty. It's a tree ornament, but I don't think I will hang it on the tree. They also had a lobster and I cannot believe I left it there. Needless to say, I will have to get back there first thing in the morning to claim it. I closed the store tonight, so if I'm there when it opens, I should be in luck!! I just love this little crab. There is such detail and it was only $3.99.

Tomorrow I shall continue playing house. Probably my most favorite piece of furniture that I own is my curio/bookcase. It has become such a mishmosh of stuff and it definitely needs an overhaul. I am tired of the little stuff. I think I'm going to pack it up and "theme" each shelf. I'm going to move my Santa's to the top shelf, right below the light. Below is my "before" picture. Tomorrow I will share the "after".

Hope you're enjoying your weekend also!!

8 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joyce!
Your china cabinet looks great! I like the pretty colors that go with Christmas like your red & green. Looks beautiful together!
You found some great things out shopping!! The Santa is adorable and the crab ornament, too cute!
I'll be anxious to see what you do with the bookcases (they are beautiful cases) and your new displays! It's nice to revamp things once in a while.
Hugs, Sherry

Sandy's Notes said...

This is putting me in the spirit for the holidays. Boy, they're just around the corner aren't they? You are also inspiring me to clean! Oh, oh.

Gratitude Gal said...

I can't wait to see the AFTER!

myaliasgigi said...

Joyce you and I think alike.I am also using this weekend to "Play House" as you call it. I have been cleaning things out to get ready for christnas. I love being in the spirit because it's the most wonderful time of the year...You should be proud of what you collected through the years, gorgeous

Connie said...

It turned out beautiful, sweetpea! Just like you and Rachel...go read my post today and you'll know the kind of person I really am.......;-)
Smooches to that girl,
Connie

rachel said...

thanks for the smooches connie! (:
i love when you arrange all your christmas dishes in the cabinets because i know pretty soon the whole house will be decorated wit snowmen, santas, red, green, white, and colored lights, garland, oh i just love when our house is decorated for the holidays!
i love the stuff you got from home goods and marshall's. im sure you'll find a nice home in our home for them (; i love you! <3
Rrrrraaaacccchhhhheeeeelllll(:

Sherri said...

Joyce, Thank you for your nice words on my Blog! I'm glad you found me. I just made your Blog one of my Favorites. I love your curio/bookcase and your china closet-they are beautiful pieces!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey Joyce,your cabinet looks good enough. Now you can come and do mine !