December at Fox and Finch Antiques

DIY EXTERIOR DOOR CHRISTMAS WREATHS

I put the exterior Christmas decorations together this year with garage sale ornaments, wreaths and garland. Plus, a lot of hot glue sticks and burnt fingers.

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Every year, I make a wreath with vintage ornaments found over the summer. I was really lucky this year and found a large vintage flocked wreath to use.

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My sister, Cindy, gave me two of these large snowmen. She is very creative and decorates the post office window in the tiny town where she works as post mistress. Sometimes she give me things she has used in the past.

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I used found vintage planters again this year to make Christmas decorations  for people’s desks at work.

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A rare 1855 school-house map.

Do you see the chair on the right side of the dresser? It was ignored all summer, until I had it recovered. I had a set of three Eastlake chairs upholstered in the same linen fabric but in red rather than blue. People say there is no market for Victorian chairs, but the set (one large and two small chairs) sold as soon as I put them in the shop. I quickly took a photograph of one of them as the people were carrying them out.

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What I really, really, really want for Christmas….

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Merry Christmas One and All!

 

Sehnsucht Christmas Memories

Decorating my Christmas wreath last week in kitschy 1950’s and 60’s ornaments brought nostalgic and bittersweet family memories  to mind. There is a German word that best describes my thoughts that day. We don’t have an English word for it.  The word is:  sehnsucht. Sehnsucht represents thoughts and feelings  about all unfinished or imperfect facets of…

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Vintage Planters Re-Purposed for Christmas

Want a little Christmas joy in the office this year? My small Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Planters are the perfect size for desk tops, window sills, book shelves, or any place you would like to see a Yule-time harbinger of goodwill. Everything from the glitter to the tiny glass ornaments is vintage 1950’s. I searched…

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