Friday, December 4, 2015

I VOTE FOR CHRISTMAS!

I knew that when we scored this treasure for a few dollars at an auction several months ago that it would be great to decorate for Christmas.  It is an old ballot box from our county previously used for elections.  Of course, it didn't look like this when we got it.  The main reason we did bid on it was because the glass part was still intact.  Bob then did his magic to restore the wooden parts.

I love this brass band that separates the two glass parts enabling access to the inside.
To decorate for Christmas, I first poured in a layer of Epsom Salts, then added some of our collection of vintage ornaments.
The huge green ball is from Belgium, measures 6" in diameter, and belonged to my mother.  The glass beads and most of the other ornaments also were inherited from my parents.
This big gold tree topper is a beauty from our vintage tree topper collection.
The wooden box under the table came in pieces with the glass ballot box.  Bob reassembled it and the whole thing fits together perfectly for storage.

Our local home tour is Sunday -- I think we are ready -- more pictures next week.

I'm joining the following:
Tea Time with Trina for Silver and Gold Christmas Blog Tour on Mon. Dec. 7th
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Common Ground for Christmas Open House on Dec. 9th

4 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, what a cool thing to have. I course you would buy this and put your magic to it! It makes a wonderful display for the Christmas balls! Just saw on FB you'll be having a Christmas tour! Wish I could come. I'd stay too long visiting with you.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

What a fun and interesting find. It's perfect for displaying your Christmas ornaments this holiday, but can be filled with other goodies as the seasons come and go.

Trina Grandinetti said...

Wow, what a great find, and just look at the magic you did to it. Thank you for sharing today, I'm looking forward to seeing your home tour.

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