A Merry Christmas Conservatory - revisited...

December 17th, 2008 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Here it is...all decked out for the holiday - with vintage charm galore!!
Carolers everywhere...
Mr. & Mrs. Frosty out doing some last minute shopping...
Ho, ho, ho - look whos up on the rooftop!!!
These two are are singing sweetly from the rafters!
Here it is...all decked out for the holiday - with vintage charm galore!!

Here it is...all "decked" out for the holiday - with vintage charm galore!!

Here's my conservatory full of vintage holiday cheer!   So many great old figurines and a perfect place for them to be for the holidays!  Lots of carolers, and the red bell on the left side actually is an old wind-up musical bell - so that adds to the festivities going on here...

Merry Christmas everyone!!


 (previous post...with a "back to the beach" look  http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/2075/conservatory-and-the-good-ol-summertime )

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk

Comments (13)

shabbychick writes: Tammy,

Thanks for your comments - this is such a fun piece to redo, redo, and redo again...

Here are the measurements: it's 32" in length, 18" wide, and almost 24" high at the peak. The width is from side to side - not including the points of the roof sticking out. Good luck with yours - - I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Happy New Year, Kathy Posted: 10:19 am on January 2nd
tamilyn writes: Oh my! I just found this in the 2008 revisit e-mail! I LOVE your conservatory. I would love to borrow your idea and build my own for 2009. It is such a lovely way to capture those holiday/seasonal memories.

Could you please share the actual(or close) size of yours? At first it looked small and then I followed the post to your "beach view" and it looks bigger than I first thought.

Thank you for sharing this. Both versions I've seen are gorgeous. I can't wait to see your other seasonal themes.

Tammy Posted: 8:07 am on December 24th
shabbychick writes: Thanks ladies! And, Janis - you sure can borrow Mr. Frosty...anything to help a fellow junker!!!

Merry Christmas!

Kathy Posted: 6:19 pm on December 21st
rosesandrust writes: Love it !!!!
Thank you ! Posted: 11:22 pm on December 19th
CottageElements writes: Kathy, you have quite the vintage Christmas collection! Mr. and Mrs. Frosty are absolutely adorable! Love it!

Lani Posted: 12:55 am on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: Okay......I think I might have to borrow Mr. Frosty temporarily as my husband refuses to come thrifting with me!!??!! Would you like to do a trade?? LOL!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:33 pm on December 17th
shabbychick writes: Thanks, Candy - and, yes, they are "absolutely" out thrifting! :)

Kathy Posted: 7:38 pm on December 17th
shabbychick writes: Thanks everyone...again - way too much fun -lots of "holiday putzing" going on...! :)

Geo - I know you'll get your conservatory put together (and I can't wait to see it) - and the springtime will be perfect - for the spring I start with vintage garden stuff, bunnies and goodies for spring/Easter, and then right "back to the beach" for the summer - and, it's never exactly the same - since collections seem to come and grow...I mean go (oops - slipped there, didn't I??)...

A conservatory kind of thing could always be made/repurposed out of something different - like maybe an old fish aquarium (no building required...).

Janis, come on over - I've got plenty to share!! :)

Kathy Posted: 7:38 pm on December 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You have so many wonderful vintage decorations, Kathy! Do you think Mr. and Mrs. Frosty are out thrifting in there? I absolutely love what you've done with this.

Beautiful job!
Candy Posted: 7:37 pm on December 17th
fellowjunker writes: You have a beautiful collection of vintage Christmas ornaments!! Man,am I jealous!!
This is an adorable display Kathy.
xojanis Posted: 5:34 pm on December 17th
georgiamoon writes: Kathy you are not kiddin' when you say "vintage charm" Wow it's like a little vintage town came to life in there. I love to see how you change this up for the seasons. It is still one of my favorite things, so cute, Georgia
PS Notice that I did not whine once in this whole post? Do you think I have gotten over the fact that I still don't have a conservatory...not a chance...I'm being patient (not my strong suit) but I haven't forgotten. Springtime...yeah that's it...Springtime. Posted: 3:11 pm on December 17th
shamrockerin writes: this is very sweet- makes me wish I had one of my own Posted: 2:21 pm on December 17th
suewhitney writes: Kathy...This is absolutely darling. Love it love it, love it. Merry Christmas to you too!

Sue Posted: 1:44 pm on December 17th
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