Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Maine Buffet" Christmas 2009 ~ revisited

This was the buffet Holiday decor for 2009
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..
I'm participating with Chari at Happy To Design~Sunday Favorites
Thank you so much Chari for giving us a place show off our prior posts..

 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. Hi there I am one of many single moms and I find your site very interesting. I hope I have much time each day to drop by and check your site for recent post. By the way thank you for sharing this.

  2. I remember this post and it's so much fun to revisit last year's decor. I loved it then and wonder, knowing you, if you will recreate?

  3. The pine cones definitely had added to this display, Sonny! I remember reading this about your pine cone angel. : ) I'm sure I commented on the use of your bunny in the display because I have lots of bunnies as well. I just tie a red or holiday ribbon around them so they work for me and I don't have to put them away.

  4. Beautiful! I kept scrolling and love the idea of the 'sweater' balls! I am going to have to remember that great idea.

  5. Very pretty Sonny! That was very thoughtful of Maryanne. I hope you do use them again this year, can't wait to see. Lovely buffet!

  6. I LOVE everything about this post... I also adore natural elements in my decor and the story of your "Pine Cone Angel"(Maryanne, giant hugs to you and your generosity) is WONDERFUL!!!
    Hugs to you,

  7. Very sweet story. The generosity of bloggers is no longer so amazing to happens all the time and is always special. What a sweetie Mary Anne is! Your mantle looks beautiful!


  8. Hi Sonny...

    Oooh...what a gorgeous Christmas buffet, my friend! I just adore bunnies so your little snow bunny just made my heart pitter-patter! Love, love, LOVE all of the beautiful pine, lichen, and pinecones! It just doesn't get any more Christmasy than that! That was just the sweetest thing to do...your blogging friend is such a sweetheart! You know, some of the sweetest and dearest people that I have ever met...are right here in Blogland!!! I wouldn't trade my friendships and experiences here for anything in the world! I also really enjoyed reading about how you found your beautiful buffet! I'm sure that the previous owners felt much better with parting with this pretty piece!

    Well my dear lady, I am so glad that you shared your fabulous Christmas buffet with us today for Sunday Favorites...this was a real treat!!! I just wanted to let you know that I added your link to Mr.Linky. I think you may have been trying to add your post on the wrong SF's post? I usually close Mr.Linky at the end of each party. Nevertheless, I did add your link, my friend! Thank you so much for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  9. Sonny what a beautiful piece, and you are such a proud new owner making new memories. Looks great.

  10. What a nice lady to send you a big box of nature finds!! It looks so pretty displayed on the buffet! I bet it smells really good too!


  11. Love all that natural goodness on the buffet. Very pretty arrangement! Linda

  12. oh sonny, how beautifull your display is! i always love looking to see how you've decorated different areas in your home but this is definately a big WOW! marryanne, how very thoughtful and kind of you to send a little bit of maine to sonnys n.c. home. fits like it was made to be there all along.

    sonny, we are so very lucky to have such wonderful friends, aren't we? as always it's simply beautiful!


  13. Everything is beautiful! You are very creative and I am enjoying all your decorating. Thank you for showing us your home

  14. Sonny your holiday decor is soo beautiful! Happy Holidays!


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