Christmas decorations are slowly going up here on Simcoe Street.
There is lots to show you, but it is not all done yet -- in fact, we haven't even bought our (first!) tree yet. Hopefully, we'll do that this weekend.
In the mean time, I thought I'd show you how we've decorated the little dresser we bought at a garage sale that sits in our living/dining room. This dresser was $25 and we had plans to refinish it, but haven't yet. For now, I kind of love it as is. One day, she'll probably become an antiqued creamy gray colour. Or, if we have a baby, it may become antique white, soft pink or soft blue and live a new life as a change table. Or... well, I could go on with ideas for this piece...
Anyway, back to Christmas. I showed you the Christmas touches in our china cabinet here. Now let me show you what we've got going on on the dresser...
I love how the shape of the mercury glass candlesticks mimics the classic shape of the ornament.
As do these little round candles, set atop these mirrors from Z-Gallerie that I showed you when I used them as wine bottle coasters here.
I just love these blue jewelled trees.
And the handsome reindeer, which you first got a glimpse of here.
And here is the big reindeer snowglobe. My Mom and Dad gave this to me for my birthday last week. Isn't it great? I set it on top of a white square cake stand with some mini ornaments (already on clearance! $2 for 27 at Home Sense).
A bit tricky to get a good photo of...
To start out, I had fewer things (you might have noticed that in those last pics), but felt like the trees and reindeer being the same height made this feel a touch blah... The candlesticks and little round candles added some light, warmth, height and interest.
But here it is in its earlier stage, just so you can see. I am sure I'll be changing it around a lot between now and Christmas...
(And just as a reminder, here is how it looked before I Christmasified the dresser)
And in this picture, you can spot a stack of boxes -- those hold all of our ornaments.
Last year, I found these boxes very inexpensively at Century 21 in NYC. I bought them to serve as a gift box to wrap Matt's gift in with the intention to reuse them after as ornament storage. The fact that they go so well with this year's colour scheme is a happy accident.
And that, my friends, is how we have decorated our little dresser. Thanks for checking it out!
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