Monday, December 21, 2009

The Mistress's Bungalow



I am finally getting around to showing some snippets of the Mistress's abode. You will see by the pictures after decorating the store for like close to a month, my personal style is much cleaner, and very simple. I like very neat and clean surroundings and like to use simple touches like filling jars and apothecary jars with colorful shiny balls. In the tree, I used all white and red lights with various tones and sizes of red balls. In among them are antique blown glass birds with feather tails that were my grandmothers. I just love the pheasant in the middle. Also in the mix of things are some ornaments we received as gifts and ones we picked up ourselves. The Boy-Toy and I get a new one every year to add. The tree topper was from my mother from when I had my first tree upon moving out. And no tree of the Mistress's would be complete with some peacock feathers! I also like to use real pine to fill planters, compotes, and vases, and then add things from nature like nuts, berries and pomegranates. With all this and then throw in some candles, it is really peaceful at night around here with some wine thrown in for good measure, of course!













The little angel wood ornament was a very special gift from my good friend who lives in Atlanta. He got it from the department store John Wanamaker when he worked for Hechts when they took over Wanamakers years ago. I believe he told me it was part of Wanamaker's Christmas trim from years before. It probably like 50 or 60 years old or older. Were not quite sure just when it was used in the trim, but when Hecht's was purging the visual props he grabbed this for me because Wanmanker's was my store now. It's like I will always have a piece of Wanmaker's history. I always incorporate it somewhere. It gives the Boy-Toy the creeps though. Sort of like the Haunting.







20 comments:

  1. Very pretty, thanks for the tour!

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  2. We love having a couple of new ornaments every year, eventually, we will not need any of those plain shiny balls :o)

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  3. Stunning place Mistress! It's so holiday and festive.

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  4. I'm now in the mood for Christmas after seeing this and the snow. I'm afraid I don't have quite the inventive side of putting things together like this. Looks very relaxing and welcoming. Very nice.

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  5. Wow, that is very nice. I put a tree up, not very big though. With all your talents you could help me with a few things!!! I like the red and white lights.

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  6. What a cozy place. It really is a haven away from the world isn't it? I love the christmas touches and it's not overdone. Very simple but elegant.

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  7. Anonymous12/21/2009

    Wonderful. I, too, enjoy clean lines, although hubby likes chotchkies (sp?) Beautiful pictures! I'm finished with all my Christmas shopping and familial obligations. Now, all I have to do is drift into Christmas and await the wrapping paper storm to subside.

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  8. Anonymous12/22/2009

    Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very pretty. I love the, ahem, jars of balls. Reminds me of a party I went to in the 80s.
    But I digress.
    Your house looks lovely and festive, elegant.

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  10. I love the angel!!!!!

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  11. Maddie, your home and decor are exceptional, as I would expect. The first tree is amazing I love the color of the glow from the tree. Love the ornaments in the apothecary jars in the kitchen. Thanks for the tour and commentary.

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  12. Beautiful, and truly worthy of a Mistress! ;-)

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  13. Oh girl, it looks so beautiful again this year. I love the bird you use in the trees. And as much natural things as you use it looks so elegant, but welcoming.

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  14. Coco de Mere12/22/2009

    What a beautiful tree Mistress. I never would have thought of red and white. Didn't you use to do all red? Very nice.

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  15. Mistress Maddie #1 Fan12/22/2009

    You always do such a lovely job on your home. Looks so Christmasy? Well you know what I mean.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I'm thinking I need to hire you to decorate my home next year!

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  17. How cool the red and white looks! I love your "BUNGALOW" It looks very cozy and I also love your style. I like to get a new ornament every year too for the tree. My tree doesn't look anything like this though. I like the small one also with the colored lights.

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  18. Marissa Devine12/22/2009

    I wish I had talent like that. I can get myself ready fabulously in drag, but do you think I can decorate a house? Really nice Mistress.

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  19. Anonymous12/23/2009

    Stunning home you have! I wish my place looked more like this.

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  20. Beautiful MAddie!!!!! I love you! Merry Christmas to you and Boy-Toy!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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