Friday, December 18, 2020
My Christmas centerpiece started with the white goose. It was given to me a few years back. I was told that the goose was vintage, hand carved. A long time friend told me the story that her grandfather had carved the goose. Unfortunately it had been broken and repaired, and since it had the broken marks and repairs, it didn’t look the same and she just didn’t know what to do with it. Since it had not sold at her garage sale, she was going to throw it away. I told her that I would take it and give it a new life. I had a vision of what I would do with it. My inspiration came from a Pinterest pin that I had seen some time back.
The goose had been packed away in my storage shed for the past several years. This year, I was inspired to use it as a Christmas display on my dining room table.
With a paint brush in hand and some white chalk paint I transformed the broken and repaired goose into my vintage holiday decor. I set it in a snow flocked wreath on my dining table. I think it has a farm house feel and the vintage-y decor vibes add character to the space. Vintage-y decor add character particularly during the holidays when our memories reign supreme.
With white candles, antique branding iron candle holders (always a favorite), & mercury glass candle holders, and the white goose set the table for a farm house Christmas display.
Candles! Always candles. I gathered up a bunch of my mercury glass candlesticks that add sparkle, the branding iron candle holders with the rustic metal, but then of course the actual candle, especially when lit, adds that perfect cozy glow.
Mercury glass has an ethereal , icy quality, evoking a classic holiday color scheme that compliments the white vintage find. The wreath helps add more texture and interest.
… And I think the goose steals the show!
This display easily came together. It was actually about creating that quick Christmas magic & ambiance. If you minus the years the goose was packed away, waiting for the inspiration, it all took very little time.
I love my antique/vintage items & the charm that they add to our spaces.
Instead of hours of prepping for the perfect Christmas decor or making messes while decorating & you just want to create that Christmas magic in a hurry, grab some vintage or rustic decor. I hope that this has inspired you by showing you how quickly you can turn your antique finds into Christmas decor!
Thank you guys so much for stopping & checking out my Christmas table scape. I hope this look as always has inspired you in some way to do your own.
Once again… a rustic and refound.
A little wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin’.