Earlier in the week I went to my booth at the antique mall to get ready for today's Holiday Open House. Our weather has been so mild, it seems too early for the holidays, but usually the open house is one of the highest sale days of the year.
This indented mercury glass garland is one of the more unusual pieces that has passed through my hands. I had two, but one sold the day after I put it out.
A closer look at the garland- in a Goofus glass bowl.
A gold and silver tablescape. The compote on the right is full of German candle clips. Can you imagine a tree peppered with these clips with lit candles? Beautiful, until a fire starts!
Not necessarily Christmas, but I like these vanity pretties.
When I finished stocking my own booth, I took a tour with my camera to get a look at the decor in other booths.
Santa on a snowball! I've never seen this before- it's big- probably 15" tall.
Santas all in a row.
This incredible platter and cover is $1650. That's more than I pay for my turkey!
One of my favorite displays. This grouping of silver plate and mercury glass beads from Pat Brewster's booth.
Another favorite- Gail Tritten always has great displays. Who couldn't love a silver tree with so many pretty vintage ornaments?
One last picture- this isn't specifically Christmas, but I love it. A Florentine desk- an actual full size piece of Florentine furniture. I also love that perpetual calendar on the upper left side of the desk.
Hope this gives you some inspiration for your holiday decorating.