Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Dollhouse and Purple Poinsettias and the perfect Nite Cap

The French Dollhouse has become a Christmas centerpiece since it moved
to the antique table in the living room. I stuffed it with twinkle lights and its
been the most amazing and cheerful thing to have greet us each dark wintery morning.
A dollhouse tour was a big hit on my Instagram page, and its 
available under my highlights if you want to see the interior.
This year we don't have a full size tree, as our spaces are stuffed to the gills waiting on the lake house to be built and delivered next spring. Its like having two pounds of chocolates in a one pound box, all the wonderful antiques and new additions slated for New Hampshire added to our existing things.  So the wrapped gifts are shoved them under the table to be opened by our small family pod of 4 on Christmas morning, this dreary and downsized Covid year.  
All is merry and bright, well it is calm for sure. 
 The quiet Christmas spirit is alive and well and each morning hubs and I 
gather in this room with our coffee and the twinkling lights and the pups by the fire.  
Why this dollhouse all dressed and lit for Christmas may become a new tradition.
Its a magical touch with a nod to the best of childhood Christmases.
In the dining room, where purple transferware reigns, I always try to hunt down the elusive purple poinsettia.  And there has only been one place I have ever found Lowes!
Set in a punch bowl, this purple painted and glittered poinsettia is the perfect Christmas decoration,
along with a few glittery purple snowflakes I found at Walmart one year with Reeve.
A bit of greenery and a dash of snowflake...
One fun new thing~hubs purchased this 12 Days of Christmas collection from Crown Royal. 
 Each day you open up a door and out pops a unique flavor of whiskey.  
We aren't even whiskey drinkers, so I was surprised to see him bring this home, but it
has been great fun to split a tiny crown bottle each night until Christmas!
My favorite is the Salted Caramel, and hubs likes the Vanilla. 
There are six flavors in all.
And the perfect glassware is from this glorious antique Tantalus set bought at auction last year.
It is French and fancy, just how I like things! 
 So it adds a bit of fun in this not as much fun year.
Wishing you and yours a safe and happy New Year,
and along the way figure out a few things to add a bit of JOY.


  1. Not ever having been a "purple" person, I so enjoyed this purple post. Absolutely delightful. I had a dollhouse and after moving to an apartment, couldn't find a justification for the space it took up....but I saved much of the furniture and plan to do little "Vignettes" in small boxes, a book shelf, etc, tucked here and there. Definitely not the same and certainly nothing close to your magnificent dollhouse. What a treasure that is!! Merry Christmas and enjoy your lakehouse. I just moved from one and the endless view of water was always so soothing.

  2. Your Christmas dollhouse is so cute!! All the pics were a pleasure to behold in this "dreary and downsized Covid year." I'll miss this house when you move, but you'll make the next one really cool, too.

  3. I have never even heard of purple poinsettias! That is truly remarkable and goes so beautifully with your transferware!

    I am heading over to see your dollhouse interior. I have 3 of them and just love to see how others do theirs up! Have a peaceful Christmas, and hopeful healthy new year.

  4. Merci and a very merry to you. The purple transfer ware is my favorite.
    Who knew about the purple poinsettia ? This year the varieties seemed slim.
    Heres to a new year. Thank you so much.


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