I switched the styling up in the family room on my Gustavian buffet for December's holiday decor.
I moved my Swedish antique priest's box from the console on the other side of the room to sit on top of my enfilade buffet as the center focal point. I love white interiors any time of year, but I think they look especially nice at Christmas time even if you don't have snow.
This is what it looks like close up. I found this in Sweden on my May 2014 trip. The color is a blue/grey so it fits in very nicely. Since it is in pretty good condition, it could have been in a private family in-home chapel rather than a church. Wish these items could talk as I would love to know more about it. A lot of very skilled hand carving went into making it.
After Christmas this display would look just fine after removing the green trees and gold angel candleholders. I haven't thought yet about what to put on here for Spring.
The wire brush trees have white on them. The white planters that the orchids are in I found at a charity consignment store. Perfect for sliding a potted plant inside. Brush trees from Target.
In this angle view you can see my Swede Collection Gustavian oval-back chairs. Buffet and mirror are Swede Collection also.
Rick helped me get the preserved boxwood wreath attached with a hook on top of the mirror. Couldn't have done it without his help. I decided not to put a bow on it and just leave it natural.
The two gold angel resin candlesticks I purchased around 2000 from Bombay company before they closed their stores.
In this view you can see at the left the Swedish antique column cabinet in the hallway with gold sunburst decor on top which is from Wisteria catalog.
This is a close up view. I added the silver cross.
I am using the column cabinet for wine storage. These cabinets are kinda rare in Sweden so I was very happy to find mine.
I like how the different shades of grey all blend together.
Got the garland on the stairs last Monday. Late but it is on.
Here is a close up of the shatterproof ornaments in turquoise, aqua, lime and silver. The garlands are on double, one on each side of the railing for a fuller look secured with zip ties to not damage the wood. I think I used 14 six-foot garlands but lost track, it could be a couple more. Maybe I will count them when I store them in January.