The Grower's Daughter

The Grower's Daughter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An Antique Sleigh


I've spent the past few evenings with a pot of tea and Bing Crosby - his voice, that is - wrapping Christmas presents.

I'm nearly finished decorating the living room, but in the mean time I wanted to show you something wonderful I've had stashed away for quite some time.

Back in the summer, I found this gorgeous antique wooden sleigh at an antique store in town. It was a steal, which was mainly because the top of the frame was broken, but that didn't matter. It was perfect for how I envisioned using it.



Part of the decorating today included rearranging my cabinet. I moved a collection of ironstone pitchers to one of the shelves, and tucked a few pieces of greenery between the rest.


 I'm looking forward to finishing the rest of the room tomorrow.

I also have an appointment to go view two lovely wing chairs I'd like to recover, but that has to wait until after Willen's Christmas brunch at school.

5 comments:

  1. Your style is so pretty. The sleigh is a great piece too. Enjoy the Christmas brunch.

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  2. We found a vintage (but much newer) sled in a free pile last summer... with our Christmas in the barn this year I now know just how I'll be using it!
    ~Chris

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  3. Maria, you have such a beautiful touch with seasonal decor. I love that it always looks organic and fresh.

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  4. Love the sled! I'm so enjoying your blog. So glad I discovered it.
    Claudia

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  5. Oh the sleigh is wonderful! I am looking forward to see how you use it. Your Christmas preparations are really lovely and you cannot beat a bit of Bing! Love Linda x

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