Monday, December 7, 2009

More Christmas Decor & a New/Old Buffet Table!

This is part of our Living Room where we first welcome our guest. To the right of it is our dining room, my craft room and a walkway that leads to our family room/kitchen.
I still need to decorate my little tree that is dedicated to our Mothers Gloria and LaVerne. Filled with sweet things! I will take a picture as soon as I get it done!
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This last Saturday my new/old buffet table (unfinished pic below & I bought for $100.00) was a mess but I had a vision as I did the last buffet table in my craft room (here: http://thebeehivecottage.blogspot.com/2009/10/where-i-create.html ).
What wonders a new paint job can do! It is very heavy and made out of mahogany.
I love the detail it has and love it to pieces! I bought this paper weight several years ago. I just love that I now have it but would love to know the history behind this personalized Christmas gift nearly 50 years ago!

Nativity under glass!
Each year I seem to take an unexpected self portrait!

My buffet table today!
Last Saturday! Home Sweet Home...

38 comments:

The Vintage Housewife... said...

sweet maryjane...how lovely...what a warm home you have put out for the holiday...i got to see mr. blue grass the other day...he is so wonderful! happy holidays...miss you...cat

Melinda said...

I just love that hutch. Your home is beautiful!!

Julie Harward said...

LOVE THE PIC OF YOURSELF LOL...I LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH IT...IT REALLY IS SO BEAUTIFUL! THINGS JUST DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF CHARACTER NOWADAYS DO THEY?! IT LOOKS SO NICE WHERE YOU HAVE PLACED IT TOO..ENJOY!
Come say hi :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How special to have things from the past! I love your new table...very nice and so great for showing off your favorite things!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How pretty! I love the legs on that buffet!! Would love to find one like this for my dining room!

blessings
mary

stefanie said...

oh, its gorgeous!!!! white paint just makes everything better

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

everything looks lovely -- especially the buffet! what a majestic piece. the white really softens it and makes it so elegant. that was a well-spent $100!

i keep taking accidental self-portraits, too! LOL

love,
elyse
xo

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Everything looks so pretty and your making me want to paint my buffet!
Hugs~Kelly

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
Everything looks beautiful!
Hugs, Rhondi

Joy said...

Oh my I love how that buffet turned out and what a bargain you got on it too. Beautiful decorations!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Maryjane...
Sweetie that turned out just beautiful. I love the knobs and the wood stenciled detail on it. It is absolutely beautiful. I love it painted and it looks so clean and fresh. Love it. How pretty it looks against the wall.

Love your self portrait. Ho! Ho! Ho! Just to cute.

Have a great evening sweetie. Stop by soon. I so love it when you do.

Country hugs...Sherry

*Shelli* said...

♥♥♥MOM IT LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL oh my gosh! You are fast! Love it...sorry I broke and ornament already :/

Busy As Can Be said...

Hello,
Oh my Gosh....we have the same couches! that is so fun...Everything looks so nice.

Lori said...

your home looks so pretty Maryjane!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

When I grow up, I want to have a buffet like yours! ♥ Your living room is perfect!

Aren't those self portraits great? I have fond memories of making faces in front of the ornaments with my brother.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Makes me want to drop off some old pieces of furniture and see what beauty you create. Gorgeous hutch! What a transformation! Your home is so cozy and so inviting. I really like this post.

Claudia said...

Your buffet table is fabulous, Maryjane! Love all your decorations...I have yet to start decorating, but I will be doing so in a day or two.

xoxo
Claudia

the wild raspberry said...

love that buffet...and those vintage ornaments!
have a wonderful day~
chasity

❦TattingChic said...

Maryjane, your living room looks like a magical place to visit at Christmastime! That looks an awful lot like an Fitz & Floyd Santa plate you have in that easel! If it's not, it's a nice plate anyway! Well, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

PattieJ said...

Your buffet looks beautiful!! I want to find an old buffet/hutch and paint it but I haven't found one that I like yet! Great job!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture! Wish I could find one like that. You did it justice.
Brenda

ceekay said...

Your living room is so pretty and everything looks lovely for Christmas.

Stacey said...

Oh I'm jealous! I love that buffet. A girl can never have too many places to store things and surfaces to decorate. :)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Love the buffet. You got a great deal girl! Your living room is so inviting. Lisa

Mimi Sue said...

Love your new/old buffet. It's so perfect in your beautiful home. Mimi

Signs and Salvage said...

Pure Joy....I love it all!!!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Everything looks jus' beautiful MaryJane. Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas to you my friend. Cathy

Lori Holt said...

Hi Maryjane...I just had to pop in and tell you how much I love what you have done with your buffet.
It is such a beautiful piece if furniture with graceful lines and alot of character. It looks wonderful in your beautiful home.
lori

jeannette stgermain said...

cute buffet table and a great price! Can imagine you're jazzed about it:)

Tiara said...

what a beautiful room, I love it.
The tree is FaBuLous!
Blessings

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Fantastic job on rejuvenating the buffet and cottage table! They look wonderful and your rooms are just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Coralie (I've signed as a follower! Come visit when you can!)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How pretty everything looks. Your buffet looks so pretty, and all of your Christmas decor is so soft and romantic. I enjoyed seeing it. laurie

Nancy Jo said...

MJL,
Thanks for stopping by, always good to hear from my friend, MJL.
You must drink more coffee then me, you are always making something, or making something into something. Your Buffet came out really nice.
Nancy Jo

Kathy said...

Love, love, love that gorgeous buffet! Paint is a miracle worker - just about everything I get my hands on is quickly painted white!

Merry Christmas, MaryJane. Your house looks beautiful!
Kathy

sarahwalk said...

I ran across your blog on-line. I was interested in your little paperweight. I did a search for a Margarette A. Eckis. Turns out there is only one listed in the United States. She is 90 years old and lives in Canton, OH. Pretty cool.
Sarah

Terra said...

This is my first visit here and I must say wow! You have many beautiful treasures, and the photos show them to great effect.
Merry Christmas to you too.
Terra

Kathy said...

Your buffet is wonderful! Beautiful Christmas pretties as well.

Merry Christmas...Kathy

Anonymous said...

your home is lovely! Thanks for sharing.