Friday, December 3, 2010

Child Proofing My Christmas

Besides the obvious reason for Christmas, which is to celebrate the birth of our Savior, let's face it all the decorating and festivities of Christmas are aimed at children, but touching toddlers can create a challenge when it comes to all the sparkly decorations.


Especially when it comes to Grandma's antique glass balls, other breakables or less than toddler friendly pieces....

So this year since they came out of storage I wanted to display them, but where little hands can not touch...Inspired by so many clever bloggers out there, I added these pieces to my make shift "China Cabinet" in our dining area.


On the top self it seemed only fitting to place Granny's glass balls with the tea for one set we also inherited of hers...The little ceramic train was a gift to me from my mother many Christmas' ago...and in the back on a riser, is a super heavy Santa stocking hook that I deemed to dangerous to have up with little hands to pull it down on their head this yr...

The shelf below that we have a pair of ceramic caroling bears I made when I was 12yrs old, an other stocking hook, this time in the shape of a silver snow flake and then just because they are pretty, some pink pine cones with silver glitter.


On the bottom shelf I added a mini tree, and a sprig of berries, just to even out the over all Christmasie look of the cabinet...


I added the red glass balls to my pink tiered server, because I love the combo of these 2 colors and also I have other plans for the mini tree these balls usually hang on...

Blessings Kelsie


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6 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty, Kelsie! I remember those days of having to be careful with treasures too. Now it's the grandchildren that I have to watch! Little fingers are so precious and so curious! Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

allisamazing said...

What a clever way to enjoy those delicate Christmas treasures without having to worry about little hands. ~Alana~

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Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Pretty! I remember those days. There was a time when our tree was not decorated on the bottom 1/3.
Have a great weekend!

House Revivals said...

I think it's so lovely, the way you have chosen to display your fragile ornaments! I do remember those days -- one of my little nephews, who was just learning to talk, grabbed a glass ball from my mother's tree, and said "ball? ball?" and threw it! He managed to throw several before someone got to him to stop him!

Mary said...

I love your display -- so pretty -- and it's a great idea to be able to enjoy your delicate things without fear of breaking them. :)