Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas at Winding Vine

Here are just a few peeks at some of the Christmas decorations at my home on Winding Vine.
My newest collection - antique pyrography boxes with poinsettias or holly.
I may just keep them out all winter long...
I found this poinsettia box for $1 as the lid was broken off. But with greens, lights, antique sleigh bells and ornaments, I don't think anyone will notice.
I love the combination of rustic primitives and aged mercury glass.
The old gift box from Marshall Field's brings back wonderful memories of shopping trips with my grandparents. I have a little collection of antique bottle brush trees with red bases - the teeny tiniest one is my newest.

Not all of my decorations are primitive. Some traditions, just can't end...
I've been collecting nutcrackers since the year I was married. My youngest son put them out for me this year.
Another favorite collection is miniature nativity sets. Prompted by the little plastic sets that my sister and I would receive in Sunday School. These are from all over the world from Germany, Poland, Israel to Peru, Mexico and Vietnam.
A special addition to my decorations this year - my family's nativity set from when I was growing up. My mother passed it on to me and it means so much! It was purchased at "Jupiter" at discount store for my childhood. My mom didn't drive so we would walk there and home. I always thought this set was the most beautiful in the world. I remember one year asking my mother if I could display it in my bedroom, where I could see it as I feel asleep and being so excited when she said yes!
Wishing the hope and awe of the Christmas Season for you and your family!
Blessings, Patti Gagliardi
Winding Vine Designs


  1. Beautiful displays! Love it all, and your collections are wonderful! Merry Christmas.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful year filled with awesome inspiration.

  3. Patti, I LOVE your collection of your nutcracker's and your beautiful nativity set, BEAUTIFUL.

    Merry Christmas,
    Tricia XO

  4. So very pretty! I love your pyrography boxes (so unique!) and your nutcracker collection is colorful!

    Merry Christmas,

  5. Patti, I enjoyed seeing all of your Christmas collections, and what an impressive Nutcracker collection you have. Everything is displayed so pretty, and how very special to have the Nativity set, complete w/ all the warm fuzzy memories associated with.
    Thank you for sharing.


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