We normally do not exchange Christmas gifts. Not long before Christmas we bought new lamps for the living room. I suppose the purchase qualifies as a Christmas gift.
A copper acorn, from a Fall vignette, three plates in browns on a plate stand, plus a shell atop an urn, complete this end table vignette.
The small vintage chair was moved to beside the secretary.
The Black Labrador print above the chair is from Nell Hill’s Briarcliff, several years ago.
I am mulling over ideas for vignettes on the coffee table.
Included in this end table vignette is a pair of Labrador Retriever bookends paired with a bowl filled with my grandparents’ dominoes. Books, a stack of coppery coasters and bird complete the arrangement.
Below, Back Porch Musings as it appeared in September of 2010, when the “glitch” happened. I moved to Typepad and left the old Blogger Back Porch. It remains open. If you would like to have a look at archives, dating from March 2007 to September 2010, at the old Back Porch, they are still available HERE.
I enjoy looking back now and then; seeing how Back Porch Musings has evolved over 5 years.
I loved the look of the all white template and the option for larger photos in my posts.
BACK PORCH MUSINGS 9/2010 TO 1/2012
When I arrived at Typepad I could not find an all white background with the options I needed. I decided on this look with a light grey field for posts and a charcoal background. While I like this look, I could not enlarge photos to the size I wanted.
BACK PORCH MUSINGS NEW LOOK
Over the weekend I took advantage of a little free time to look at new templates at Typepad and found this one in white, with custom banner option and photo enlargement capabilities. I am still playing around with banner ideas and sidebar additions.
I like the new look.
The lighthouse depicted in the print, on the mantel, in the previous post is Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota. J and I toured the lighthouse a few years ago. Those of you who know Split Rock know about the walk path to the shore of Lake Superior. We managed to do very well on the walk down. We also happily survived the uphill hike and enjoyed our tour of this beautiful lighthouse.
I am looking forward to a change or three, here at home, in 2012.