Thursday, October 23, 2014

Our Final Christmas Holiday Event- Two Weeks from Today!

It's that time of year again!   Ready to start thinking about Christmas- decorating, cooking, entertaining and getting the right gifts!  It's only 8 weeks away!   Two weeks from tonight, we will have our final Christmas event !  After having Christmas shows for over 18 years at Romancing the Home,  it is a decision that I have made with mixed feelings.  It is time to pursue other dreams, sell our home in Illinois and build a new retirement home in the beautiful state of North Carolina!    But before we leave behind so many great memories,  we are going to have a final fling!  This year's Holiday event will be full of unique merchandise! 

One of my all time favorite finds-  a twig bush with rhinestones!  It can be used so many ways, - in a urn, as a nest for ornaments or your velvet pumpkins, tucked in the arms of an angel, on a mantle, the ideas are endless.

A gilded angel napping in a nest of twigs and rhinestones.

Another great find while in California last weekend- I met an artist that makes these adorable trees.

Completely covered in vintage ornaments and old jewelry, they are adorable.  Four sizes available.
And finally to share with you  for today's Holiday show update, a collection of Santos  cage dolls dressed in vintage finery. A collection of different sizes will be at the Holiday show.
The Santos dolls get  their name from the Spanish word for Saint, and are also known as Santons (French) and Santibelli (Italian). The Santos that started the genre of dolls we sell (primarily Spanish Colonial and Western European style),  originally started as copies of 17th century carvings by priests. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars.  They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel to church.
I really prefer the Italian name- Santibelli_ and think our girls should be called Santibelli's !!!
It definitely sounds more Romancing the Home!!!!

Each doll will be dressed in vintage fabrics and adorned in gilt and rhinestones. 

 A beautiful belt of rhinestones and brass cherubs is at the waist of this Santos doll.

Beautiful painted faces and bodies, make these reproductions look like the original antique.

A vintage 1930's collar forms the shawl on this lady.

Remnants of 1920's and 30's dresses will become the skirts.
A beautiful heirloom piece to use on a mantle, buffet or entry table.
I'll be updating this blog every couple of days with new items available at the show.
November 6th    4 to 7 pm
Friday  November 7th   11 am to 3 pm
Saturday November 8th   11 am to 3 pm
Hope to see you there!


Laurell Banner said...

Love it. So beautiful. Can't wait.

SImple and Serene Living said...

So many pretties.

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous! I love those pretty jeweled trees. Sigh…Hope your weekend is fabulous!!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

What's not to love here? I love it all.
The santos doll is so amazing, I make angels and altars sold in my etsy. I also make mini crowns for the dolls. This is one form of art I have yet to tackle and would love to.

Keep inspiring, I will see you soon.


Unknown said...

I MUST have one of those vinatage ornament trees... prettiest thing i've ever seen! Do you have any info. on where I can purchase one?