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.