I am fortunate enough to have a few boxwoods on our property. I like the look they add to
my holiday decorating. So, along with their green beauty, I decided to use pieces of my old
glassware this year, to help me decorate. I hesitate sharing the simplicity of it all, but I thought
that maybe you too, have some glass pieces from the past that you could give new life too,
I used my old crystal pedestal bowl to create this coffee table arrangement, by placing the candle first, and then arranging clusters of boxwood around it. I added a wired ribbon to give it a bit
of color. I like the touch of elegance that it added to the room.
Then I cut more boxwood, plus a thin old grapevine wreath from the attic, and my hot glue gun.
I stuck the small branches of the boxwood into the wreath, gluing as I went. I purchased a
sleeve of the colored ornaments from the dollar bin at my local Target Store a few weeks ago.
And there you have it, my simple creation was hung on the wall of my lit kitchen cupboard.
The old glass parfaits were my mothers when I was young, the ribbon was a roll I had purchased
I used a glue gun to attach each colored ornament to the boxwood. I do like the color it added
to my white bead board wall.
I also used my old glass milk bottles and glass coffee jars to make a festive vignette in the kitchen cupboard. I used a strand of battery operated colored lights to weave in through
the milk bottles. My old cupcake tin was the final touch.
Old and new come together on the counter under the cupboard.
Along with my treasured "Country Living Farm Chicks Christmas Book" with it's own pictured
display of old glassware filled with fun holiday candy.
I discovered this crystal pedestal bowl last weekend at a small mountain variety store. There it
was on a table, along with old plastic boxes and flowers. It's beauty and it's price made it
impossible for me to pass it by. My friend, who was with me on our fun endeavor, told me
she has one similar to this one, and she uses it on her kitchen counter, to hold bananas.
As you can see, it now sits on my kitchen counter and holds my apples and oranges.
I think the older I get, the more I like to incorporate old pieces into my daily life. Maybe it is
like giving them a second chance in life to rise and shine. Or maybe it is, I want them to still
feel important in life, because I can identify with their "oldness":) Whatever the reason, this
Christmas, I used them to add touches of loveliness to our home.
Today, whether you are young or older, I want you to know that you are important and
valuable! Your beauty can be used in many ways to brighten someone's life. My glass pieces
thought their time was over and their life duties were done, until I pulled them of the
cupboards and gave their beauty more moments in the spotlight:)
Greetings to you, from this "older" blogger!