Saturday, December 10, 2011

Simple Christmas vignette with some childhood memories...

A number of you saw my post about my bookshelves a few months back.  The chairs on the wall got a number of comments, so I thought I would share my little chairs all  ready for the holidays!

I am also very excited that with a little help from all you wonderful bloggers out there I figured out how to do a header really easy!!  Just made up a collage in Picnik and somehow!!  got it on my blog.  A tweak here and a tweak there,,,I think it worked pretty good!

This  candle with the angels is  a small sample of a Christmas pyramid. The Christmas pyramid is a German, Weihnachtspyramide and has its roots in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) of Germany.  It is a kind of carousel with several different levels.  The spinning motion of the pyramids is traditionally achieved with the help of candles whose rising heat spins a propeller above.  I remember one of these at my Grandparents house and it was always fun to watch the candles glow and the little propeller at the top spin around and you would hear a  little tinking  noise when the angels would touch the little chime.

Well, when Darrell and I were on our honeymoon over 26 years ago, we came across a store on Granville Island in Vancouver that had a whole display of these cute little pyramids.  I didn't hesitate to buy one for me and one for my brother as well.  I don't know whatever became of Grandpa and Grandma's and it would be so cool to have that one on display....but our little Christmas pyramid ( which has lovingly been named "Tink") is always one of my favorite things to unpack from the Christmas boxes.

Now onto the little golden bird clip that is at the top of the mini Christmas tree.  This is one of the few things Darrell has from his Christmas is a vintage ornament from his Grandma's.  The clip is just barely hanging on, but it lovingly gets put out every year as well.  I kinda like the new little spot he is perched from this year.

I love this soft shade of green that sparkles in the candle light.

 How about you have some special keepsake ornaments?

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW Dawna your home looks so pretty, warm and festive. I just adore the little chair on the wall! Cute!

Gina said...

Oh how did I ever miss seeing these adorable chairs! The one on the wall is fantastic. I love that you have these decorated for Christmas and what pretty vignettes you've come up with too!

I remember my mom having one of those pyramids when I was little. I don't think she ever lit the candles though which is kind of a shame. Yours is sweet!

Tonya said...

Love your vignette! So cute!! And your blog header looks fabulous! I had no idea you could create a header in Picnik!! Genius!

Pamela Gordon said...

Dawna, I love this vignette! I just love the child's chair hanging on the wall and your decorations are perfect. I have one of those candle pyramids but it's pretty worn out now so I don't put it out. I've been looking for a new one but haven't found any yet. I also have 4 of those glass birds on my tree. I love them. Beautiful decorating! Hugs, Pamela

blackheartbetty said...

One year I am going to get around for decorating for the holidays. We have a tree and not much else. I love everything about what you did!

Lorrie said...

I love all these treasures that have meaning beyond just being pretty.

Our daughter in Berlin went to the Christmas markets and saw lots of those pyramids, ranging in size from huge to tiny.

Your home is looking just lovely.

Angie said...

Your home looks so serene, yet festive and I love how you've incorporated "heritage" decorations! And your them!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Audrey said...

Your header is great, very attractive. The chairs are adorable!

kelly said...

Thanks, You have brought back some memories. We use to have the candles and angels. I had forgotten. I used to be fascinated when I was little watching it twirl around. I love your chairs


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