Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Nutcracker: Just For Christmas? And Other Finds

This past Christmas season I had a ball decorating my house. I really did.
I gathered natural greens and found new ways to "spruce" up the landscape so to speak.
Then I came across a nutcracker. It called to me!
"Oh Jillian," he said. "JILLIAN!"  And I fell for it. I bought him.
And the darn thing isn't even an antique. And then I bought two more. You have to hae a trio of something, right? (I have a soft spot for these little men due to the fact I danced in The Nutcracker in my teens)
The question is. . . do I have to put them away for Christmas?
By the way, that's a snippet of the new dining room in the background!
More on that later. I've decided to wait until January 31st for my big reveal.
Karianne at Thistlewood Farms is having an Impossibility party...where you show the impossible. Makeovers around my house are usually just that so I find it appropriate to share! (She is located on my blogroll to the right.)

And speaking of share, my Dear Hubs went to a jewelry auction recently and brought home some really nice pieces for my Bella Rosa shop. And no, I am not sharing him. Tee hee.

More Valentines, these I am sharing with you!

And while the hubs was at the auction, Bebe and I found a perfect little antique shop not too far from where I live. Of course I will be listing these new, fabulous finds this week! Due to the need to keep my fantastic places to shop a secret, I cannot mention the shops name.

You gotta do what you gotta do to protect your goods! Ha!

And that leads me to another question. Do men wear cufflinks anymore?

I'll be back soon with my listings ...  I'm planning for this Thursday if you are a follower of my antique shop.
Enjoy your week!


Connie said...

How is that little angel of yours doing now, sweetpea? She must be 3 or so about now. Our great granddaughter is the apple of my hubby's eye! He just goes gaga over her. It's so funny to watch him with her.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! Catching up with you in Bella Rosa Land and LOVE the dining room look! Hubs did a great job on the trim and the color really pops! What was your final decision on the chandelier? Looking forward to your end of month reveal! Some sweeties for the shop, I see - and a reminder: When are you coming here so I can take you to the treasure troves in my neck of the woods?

Just sayin'

Love to all!
Kathy said...

A very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Keep the nutcrackers out! I love them! Rachael xo

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks for the shout out about the party :) You rock! BTW....I wish more men wore cuff links....I'm a Mad Men fan!