wishing you all a wonderful holiday and a fantastic new year ahead !


to tickle your fancy

some fun and festive  favorites...
top to bottom  1. winter warmer garland at anthropologie  2. vintage shiny brite bulb from 5gardenias   3. still life photos by Johnny Miller 4.  Red Poppy, by Nathalie Lite   


5gardenias holidays

sepia and gold, early celluloid and victorian tinsel to warm the holidays with.... new listings in 5gardenias vintage for those of you who love time worn objects... i've been enjoying visiting with all of these fabulous holiday decorations, but they're anxious to be given as gifts or to be kept and cared for by a loving soul....

clockwise from top
1.  gold mercury glass pick ornaments ( listing today )
2.  antique engraved christmas card from 1864
3.  celluloid santa and reindeer from the 40s-50s
4.  victorian tinsel ornament



getting in the holiday spirit with a few decorations and a new addition to my bell flower jewelry series -- a simple sterling snow bell flower pendant necklace, hanging on fine chain with my signature twig toggle clasp. 

the spun cotton birds and garland are part of my vintage collection of ornaments. i'm keeping it simple this year --taking just a few things out of storage-- then all that's left is to collect some fresh evergreens and pine boughs and drape them about-- and of course a tree.. .. and candles.
.. then all that will be needed is some snow...