snow puppies and christmas trimmings

Today was the puppies first encounter with snow and it wasn’t exactly how I built it up in my head. I was hoping they would run around in extreme excitement. Instead, they seemed confused and decided that eating the snow would be the best option…oh well.

Here are a few pictures of our Pleasant Valley Christmas. I bought the light-up snowballs at Harpeth True Value and a few more odds and ends over the course of the past year. I always wanted a white tree and last year, I finally found one at a decent price. I started out with a light blue/white theme, but I’ve collected various ornaments over the years that don’t really fit the blue genre. Instead, I have grown to adore animal ornaments. My tree has become a menagerie and I’m okay with that.

I won this jar at a recent auction we had – it’s huge
deer antlers from our family farm, a chocolate santa [not really filled with chocolate], and a polka-dotted pot with lid from the flea market a few months ago. Everything else is John Derian for Target.
My mom got me this whale as my ornament for 2010. I love it. 
one of my vintage ornaments…love that color blue
octopus from last year
Jonathan Adler poodle…he’s amazing.
this snowman head was made by my friend at Gaslamp Antiques, Jason Parker Counce. He has a major background in textiles and his booth is filled with truly beautiful things.
Ophelia is SASSY for winter: mink, new wig, and silver santa hat 
this is our tree :)
I purchased the tiny pink deer in NYC at a vintage toy store and the snowman head in downtown Franklin
my mother bought me this vintage “The Christmas Spirit” book at Christmas village.
I found the matches in the attic from the previous owners of my home and the snowman was knitted by my late granny, Betty Rutledge.

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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