Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Maine " Holiday Buffet in NC

I bought this 1943 buffet last year from a lovely couple on Craigslist that were downsizing and moving to a florida condo. They had a large home in NC with many cherished furnishings that simple wouldnt fit in their new and rather modern condo.. As I always do, I promised the item they sold me would be cherished and well cared for in my home. I think it made them happy to know someone who would love it, had gotten it and I do..
 A couple of weeks ago I was talking on the forum about how much I loved to mix natural materials with the faux holiday stuff I have but that pine cones were getting more and more difficult to find.. About an hour later I got a pm from a real sweetie that lived in Maine offering to go out and gather some things for me and send them. I excitedly and gratefully accepted. Her name is Maryanne and she is my forever Pine Cone Angel..  A very large box arrived and I was amazed to see all she had carefully gathered- packed so well and sent to me. Pine cones- moss and pine branches from Maine.. I tried but truly there are no words to express my thanks to her. I will carefully pack these cones just as she sent them and every year when I use them during the holidays I will think of her, her kindness and generousity and the Christmas Spirit that lives in her soul every day of the year.. Thank you again MaryAnne, this display is dedicated to you...

 I wish I'd had a deer or pheasant to add to this display but my snow bunny worked for this year.
My sincere thanks again to MaryAnne and to a big thank you to all who come to see this display.
Merry Christmas to You and Yours from all the Gianetti's


  1. Morning, Sonny! Oh, how nice of Mary Ann. I'm amazed at the kindness and generosity of our dear blog friends. Your Christmas display is so beautiful! I love the little rabbit all cuddled down in the branches and pinecones. You certainly know how to make pretty! I may have said that before, but I really do mean it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. That looks beautiful! What a lovely person MaryAnne is to do that! I have a nice size bunny too, but you gave me an idea ~ he has more of a spring "ribbon" {ceramic} on him. I think I am going to try and cover it up with some Christmas ribbon and add him to one of my displays.

  3. Lovely beyond words. The story behind it makes it even more special. You have a wonderful blog. It's always a pleasure to read and view. Merry Christmas!

  4. What a wonderful, generous example of holiday spirit. The buffet looks lovely.

  5. Very pretty. What beautiful pinecones she sent you.


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