Thursday, November 29, 2007

Decorating Vintage......

I must admit that I'm completely captivated by the luster and rich jewel tone colors of the mercury glass ornaments from holidays past. I find myself hoarding glass baubles, chipped and worn from many years of use and love. They all find new life in our 1939 cottage-style home.

This week, I'm decorating for our 5th Annual Holiday Open House and Folk Art Show, and once again, the ornaments are out in all their glory. I took photos today, and will share a few teaser shots..... I simply love my grandmother's antique turquoise vase filled with the arms of an old aluminum tree, sparkling and decorated with my favorite baubles and trims.... And our original chandelier, festooned in pink mercury glass beads, icicles and dangling glass balls always makes me smile... Enjoy the photos..... I must get back to work now!

~ Johanna

* A pair of my vintage style snow characters frame another antique turquoise vase filled with an ornament bouquet made by Denver artist, Willa Fuller...


DesignsbyCK said...

Johanna~EVERYTHING is lovely WOW!!

Love your putting the vintage mercury/glass balls on the chandelier & sluminum tree in the vase with ornies! Very unique!

You will have to check out my vintage aluminum Halloween X~mas tree pic I just posted on my blog!!

Did we call each other? LOL '-)

Chris :)

Anonymous said...

Do you host a Halloween open house at your home too? Halloween is my favorite holiday. I am in love with all of your Halloween designs. They are so fun!I wouldn't plan a trip across the country for a Christmas show, but Halloween is another story!

Johanna Parker said...

Thanks for the Halloween open house inquiry....And that's not the first time that I've been asked to host my own Halloween show.... Hmmmm, I have been giving it some thought, and there is a possibility that I may plan one next year, but we'll see. It would be LOTS of fun! Thank you for your sweet comments regarding my work, and if you're not already a part of my e-mailing list, please sign up, and I will keep you posted!

PS.... I'm honored that you would fly cross country to see my art! :)

~ Johanna

Anonymous said...

Very cute decorations. I love the vintage items and the snowmen you made. :)


Holiday Queen said...

LOVE your vintage collection! Looks like you've had some decorating fun.

Kingfisher Farm said...

Johanna its all so pretty!!! I love how you used your pottery to a Christmassy nod. Pam

vintagepaletteart said...

I love vintage! Always have and you sure have decorating skills Johanna! I just know that I would love your cottage home! I've always preferred old homes over new. We need a virtual tour! lol

Holiday Hugs!