Several years ago, I found a box of vintage New Year’s hats at an estate sale. They welcome in each new year on our mantel.
One thing I like about New Year’s decorating is that it’s the one time of the year when excess is okay, and it’s even okay to be a little tacky!
Since I normally decorate in excess, I feel that it is more acceptable for this celebration. Some may think that my normal décor is tacky too, but I’m not admitting to that in this post.
The New Year’s nutcracker was from another estate sale long ago. He’s wearing a top hat with his tux, but I thought he needed something more celebratory, so I put a New Year’s horn on his head! I had to cut some of the streamers hanging from the horn, so Mr. New Year Nutcracker could see where he was going. I didn’t want him walking off the edge of the mantel.
I displayed my Grandmother’s and Granddaddy’s pocket watches under a cloche.
Even the champagne buckets are wearing party hats!
Most of the vintage cards belonged to my Mother and my Grandmother.
When a local gift store recently went out of business, I bought these sprays, and since they remind me of fireworks, I plopped them into the urns on the hearth.
Are you ready to ring in the new year? I’m still not used to writing “2013”, and now it’s time to start writing “2014”! I can’t believe it! It was so nice of you to drop in to visit. laurie