Primitive and early decorators all over the country seem to be drawn to the color blue. Many of us would agree that blue items are among our favorites in our collections. Blue is a very sought after color but unfortunately comes with a higher price than many of the other early antiques that we fill our homes with.
Arnett's Santas are a great addition to any primitive or early home. To order an Arnett's Santa you can visit their website at www.arnettscountrystore.com.
One of my Arnett's Santas by Stacee Droit is displayed in front of an early blue cupboard that rests atop an early table.
When I first began collecting early antiques, I tended to avoid the color blue, not because I didn’t love the color, but because I felt like I could not afford to spend the money on blue collections. Over the years and through the help of other early collectors who have been placed in my path, I have been able to find some great early blue pieces. I love them and can see why this color is so popular. There is just something about the feeling that I get when I look at the color blue. It may sound strange, but I feel peace. Blue is a calming color and it adds cheer to any space that it occupies.
The "Blue" Christmas tree has been placed in an old salt-glazed crock and occupies a corner of our keeping room.
On the "Blue" Christmas tree, I have little blue stockings made from an old blue coverlet, blue candy canes made from blue ticking, and early rag balls made from old blue calico.
As I was decorating for Christmas this year, I began to notice that even some of my christmas decorations were blue, and I instinctively displayed these yuletide decorations with some of my early blue antiques and the results were wonderful. I hope you enjoy looking at my version of “A Blue Christmas” and I hope that it inspires you to add a little more blue to your Christmas decor.
Another Arnett's Santa is stands on an early red demilune table. He is displayed with an early tin lantern and a tiny early leather book.
One of my newest Arnett's Santas occupies a space on an early red stepback with opened shelves. He is carrying some pantry boxes with him, which is one of my latest collections.
Early apothecary jars and an early measure rest on an early breadboard. To add a touch a Christmas, I added some faux greenery and a blue candy cane made from old blue ticking.
As we enter into this holiday season, we should all continue to remember the true meaning of Christmas. We should all try a little harder to focus more on the joy that the season brings. We should all try a little harder to go out of our way to help our fellowman and to make the warmth of the season live in our hearts all year long. When we do this, there will certainly be more peace on earth and PEACE MATTERS!