The Antique Mile is a group of local antique, vintage and home decor shops located on North 4th Street in Albuquerque's quaint Village of Los Ranchos.
These shops specialize in different antiques, eras, collections & products.
Their staffs are friendly, helpful experts in home decor and design, lighting and porcelain repair, faux and decorative painting, and more. Be certain to ask for their expert advice and take advantage of their varied services.
The Antique Mile is a popular destination with some of the best local shops in close proximity to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ingredients for an authentic Victorian Christmas Tree

An excerpt from Victorian Home Magazine

Creating a true Victorian-style Christmas in your home can be fun and easy.  Tailor your embellishments to suit your home and personal style.  The list below can help guide you when choosing elements for your holiday tree.  For more information, visit the Golden Glow of Christmas Past.  This website provides detailed information about Victorian Christmas decorations; browse under the Collecting Area tab.  Historic holiday house tours also provide great ideas for Christmas décor.

Elements of an Authentic Victorian Christmas Tree
.               Angels, fairies and dolls
.               Beaded garland
.               Crocheted, macramé and tatted ornaments
.               Decorated cabinet cards, postcards and greeting cards
.               Flowers, both faux and fresh
.               Gilded fruit and walnuts
.               Gingerbread shapes
.               Greenery and berries
.               Nuts and pinecones gilded, natural or sugared
.               Ornaments: Dresden, glass or paper
.               Paper chains
.               Paper cups and cornucopias
.               Popcorn strings
.               Ribbons
.               Small Gifts and toys
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