Time marches on and at some point in one’s life the decision to downsize comes up. This is what we did two Decembers ago and although it was a good […]
On my last post I shared three favourite decorations. One reminded me of my old store and two are part of my antique collection.The three decorations in this post have […]
Have you ever lusted after a “designer tree”? You know the kind. The trendy decorations are large and usually completely colour coordinated with a million lights? I never have – […]
Christmas decorating is often an all-or-nothing proposition. Magazines show rooms filled to overflowing with decorations while others show minimalistic decor such as a few green apples on a mantle. I […]
Last week I took my interior decorating students to visit Classic European Antiques which is an antique store here in Edmonton. Some of the students were thrilled to see a display […]
One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to walk through our neighborhood and look at the lights that have been hung all over the trees, […]
One of the most pleasurable things about Christmas for me is putting my collection of ornaments on our tree. Only about 25% of them are more than 50 years old […]
Christmas decorations have a lot of stories to tell. We have to create memories around new ones but antique decorations have stories of their own – beyond your own. So how can you tell if you have collectible decorations or just pretty ones that look like them? Well for one thing I say – use both but put the newer ones at the bottom of the tree – where pets and small children lurk.