Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sweet Nostalgia

Hi everyone, I'm fashionably late in joining the party at
Susan's "Deck The Halls Party" for her 98th Metamorphosis Monday on December 6th...better late than never I suppose but we've been busy having fun and Christmasing over the weekend.

I bought this little antique Secretary in 1979 and at the time I bought it, I was told "she" was about 100 years old then so now...well, that makes her really, really old, like about 121 years!
Also when I first purchased it, it was painted black and you couldn't see any of the beautiful detail until we stripped it many years ago.
Every year I have fun decorating it and this is what I came up with today. I think it looks much prettier up close and personal unfortunately my camera doesn't begin to do it justice, but you get the idea...enjoy...








Thanks Susan for hosting another great party, you're the best!


14 comments:

  1. Oh Terry! She is just beautiful! I love the mix of photos, plates, flowers and pinecones. All the textures are so beautiful! Gorgeous! Nobody sings White Christmas like Bing!! :-)

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  2. I want to pennies, because I always have to stick in my two cents. I love your hutch display, that is gorgeous. Pretty tea cups too. Glad you made it for the party.

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  3. That is a beautiful piece and your decorations just look glorious! Wonderful! Love that you shared this with us. I love all the roses on the plates and teacups.

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  4. What a beautiful secretary and your vignettes are so pretty-enjoy:@)

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  5. It's gorgeous, just gorgeous and I love the Christmas decor. What a stunning statement that piece makes *sigh* and you are so lucky to have found it!

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  6. Oh Terry, she is beautiful and you have her decorated so nice for Christmas!!! Love it!

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  7. Terry- What an absolutely gorgeous piece. I think she is probably even a bit older than that. I'll bet she is from the 1860's-1870's. However old she is she has held her age well!;>) Beautiful...and your display there is gorgeous too! Hugs-Diana

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  8. Hi Terry, I also have a very similar antique secretary curio that we found last year. I had been looking forever for a cherry or mahogany one and settled for one that is dark oak, and I love it. I usually don't do anything with it for Christmas. I have teacups and some of my china pieces in it; but you have just inspired me to decorate mine. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you're having a great week. I got to see Elizabeth, her mom and grandma on Saturday.
    ~ Julie

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  9. Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I thought of you when I did this last post! I needed a blogging decorator friend to hang with me at this wonderful antique store!!! Hope things are going well this Christmas season!

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  10. It looks wonderful. Your cabinet is just gorgeous!

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  11. Hi: You are right, we could be best friends! I love that you decorate everything. I do the same thing. What a wonderful home you have. I look forward to getting to know you. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Maybe you would be interested in joining our Tea Cup Tuesday. It looks like it would be just up your alley. Blessings to you and yours. Martha

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  12. Oh Terry, everything in each special photograph is just beautiful!

    I've been missing you, been away from blogging, will be back soon!

    Merry Christmas sweet lady and sweet friend.

    Nancy

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