Hi everybody! Welcome to the Thrifted Merry Christmas Blog Hop. Today I join four other bloggers in sharing our vintage Christmas decorating and we’re inviting you to share your vintage style with us at the link party at the end of this post.
Welcome to my home in upstate New York. As you can see, we’ve had just a bit of snow over the past couple of days. Our Thanksgiving snow had melted, and then we experienced a few warm-ish days, and then bam–several days of rain, ice, and snow. It looks pretty on the decorations, though, doesn’t it? The vintage skates are hanging from a vintage wooden sled that still has some red paint on it. Both were purchased at garage sales.
I gave a sneak peak of this glittered house and bleached trees on a pedestal stand last week. In the background is the TP tube ornament I blogged about last week as well.
Imagine my delight when I walked into an estate sale last week and found this trio of Putz houses for just $4! No, it’s not vintage, but it sure comes pretty close.
To the left of the foyer you will find our living room. Honestly, the only vintage in my mantle display are the French door and the hooked rug!
The tapestry stockings, a gift from a dear friend who sewed them for us, have a vintage look, though.
I like the mix of deep red poinsettias and the white pearl picks (the ribbon matches better than it appears in the photos!).
Early in our marriage, my sweet mother gave us the most meaningful decoration in our house — our beautiful nativity.
Moving on from the living room, the family room is next. In front of our large sectional sits a good-sized, round coffee table. I just recently purchased this off-white tray, which was medium brown wood before I rushed to paint it. It corals these decorations nicely. The large bottle brush tree on the left dates from the 50s (and is currently available in my Etsy shop). The candy jar (garage sale, $1) holds almost a dozen vintage bulbs–I love them. The little guys are vintage as well.
The cloche I purchased at Target during their after-Christmas 75% off sale. Isn’t it darling? I made the stand it sits on out of a small glass dish and a candle holder. E6000 glue secures them together nicely. I wrote a post about making pedestal stands.
Upon exiting the family room you find yourself in my kitchen. In the corner is a cupboard, purchased at a garage sale about ten years ago for $75. It’s one my favorites.
I’m in the process of filling it with vintage ironstone. I try not to spend $5 on any one piece. The chocolate pot on the top left cost me $6–hard money for me to part with. I acquired most of the other pieces for about $2 or $3.
As you can see, I’ve tucked vintage aqua bulbs in and around the ironstone and hung a bottle brush wreath from the large white pitcher. A newer bottle brush tree pokes out of the gravy boat.
On the wall next to the corner cupboard, hangs a recent creation. Ever since I wrote a post about decorating with Christmas bulbs, I’ve wanted to make one of these trees. I purchased the old screen door on our recent trip to Pittsburgh.
Vintage BB trees tucked in ironstone, an old truck, painted red with a newer tree on the back, an old plaid thermos, a cut-out Santa (a family “heirloom”), and woolen socks laying on a bread tin.
This close-up shows my less-than-successful attempt to apply red paint to an army green Tonka truck. Sigh. Not every project is successful 🙂
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, (Isaiah 9:6).
Thrifted Merry Christmas Blog Hop
use vintage to decorate for Christmas.Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart (me!)
Laura at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?
Dianne at Deannie’s Stash
Jill at A Little Bit of Everything
Anny at Random Anny
Now is your chance to participate in the party! I hope you will link up your vintage Christmas posts below. We’d love to see your vintage Christmas and how you incorporate it in your holiday decorating. Your posts will be visible on four blogs at the same time! Please use the button below or a text link to link back to this party.
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