Sunday, December 13, 2009

Country Christmas

I love antique malls. There is something magical about searching for and rummaging through all of the vintage treasures. Some time ago, I happened upon this wonderful wagon at a North Texas antique mall. It was love at first sight! The warm patina of the wood and the slightly worn wording on the sides and back (you can't see it; but it has the word "Sheboygan" beautifully placed on the back of the wagon). It's just so rustic Americana!

Getting it in the trunk of my little two-door car was a real trick (I actually had to measure my trunk before buying...and then convince the guy from the antique mall that it had to be turned 'just so' in order to fit). It has been in my garage ever since...until a week ago.

I'm downsizing. Seriously. Getting rid of things that I'm tired of dusting and moving from one spot to the next. Keeping only those things that speak to my heart or bring back warm memories. I cleared off the top of the armoire we use for our TV in the family room and started all over with decorating. I'm just so very pleased with the result.

I made the baskets in the wagon more than 20 years ago. The rabbit is made of concrete and sat outside our dining room window in Florida, tucked in among the hibiscus and sago palms. The birdhouse was a project my son did for a school project years and years ago. It is supposed to look like the Parthenon in Nashville, TN. (The speakers? Well, that's my darling husband's contribution. They have to go somewhere!)

I'm off to do more holiday decorating today!

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