Sunday, December 6, 2009

Two for the Price of One Met Monday

Today I'm sharing two Metamorphosis with you. The first is the book case at my parents home. When they built this home about 15 years ago, they were savvy enough to build extra wide shelves on the first shelf of each section of each book case. There is a book case on either side of their fireplace. This has provided an excellent way to display vignettes. Here is their nativity scene, which was my paternal grandparents and then handed down to my father.

He thinks it is Hummel, although it is not marked.

On the other side of the fireplace the book case displays their village.

I should have asked Mom the brand of this village, but I'll bet some of you already know.

Both of my sisters have lived in and around Chicago at some point, hence the Wrigley Field piece.
For the second Met Monday, I am showing the transformation of my corner space at the booth.

On top of an antique wash stand I display purple and blue ornaments.

The sparkle and glitter ornaments are all the rage this year. I liked the non-traditional colors here.

Also shown is a black and blue toile cake plate and two mugs. I think this would make a great gift!

I hope you've enjoyed these displays today. Please join Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for more Met Monday and have a great week!


  1. Great ideal with the book cases. Loved the nativity and the village. Your boothe looks very festive, loved the color in the Christmas oriments.

  2. Such a great observation about the bookcase and size...great displaying! Lovely!

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    love, kelee

  3. I have that exact same nativity scene...I do believe it is a Hummel, if you look close there should be a mark of "Goebel" and that is the hummel mark. Ours came from Germany after WWII...Yours is the first I have seen that is just like mine!!!

  4. That black and blue toile cakestand is so gorgeous - haven't seen one like it!