1.01.2011

a very vintage christmas...

what better way to spend a lazy new years morning than sharing a bit of our christmas? we shifted our hodge-podge decor to have a bit more focus--on vintage, of course! picking up items throughout the month of december was especially fun for lucy. of course, it meant our decor was kind of in an undone state most of the month. that's okay. it matched our tree, with lights half-pulled off and ornaments only on the top half of the tree. don't let him fool you with his sweet face--our hudson is a troublemaker!


vintage candles make us smile...

sweet little tags found in a box of free gift wrap...
lucy's buddy, an old santa made from felt and stuffed with rice...
garland made from christmas cards that belonged to my great grandmother--most 60-70 years old!!!

a vintage rocking horse in front of the tree...

and a cute little baby to ride it...santa mugs that i have seriously fallen in love with. they just may stay out all year to hold sewing notions in my studio... have started packing up some of the decor and just can't bear to put these little dearies away!
the handmade puff wreath. have since scored another for next year! maybe start a collection???
garland made by me and two little girlies. old sheet music and scrap wool. originally planned to go around our tree, but that would have been a week-long project! so it found a cheery spot on the wall--and may stay up through the winter.

lucy's puffy chrismas tree. 69 cents and she adores it!


lots of tinsel, vintage birds, old shiny-brite ornaments displayed in gallon glass jars. it really is sad to start packing all of it up!
we're moving on to the new year 50 again. oh yes, it's that time of year. i made 2 massive donations to the local thrift shop (a couple hundred items) last week, so finding 50 things this week may be a bit of a challenge. but i'm up for it. i think.

happy 2011!



2 comments:

kristen f said...

I have bird ornaments (and mini bird cage) hanging from my burlap wrapped chandelier and I'm declaring them fit to stay up through spring. After all, they're birds! They never hurt anybody!

The twine jingle bell garland and ornaments are being packed away. I believe what makes the holidays special is the fact that, well, it's special and the deco isn't up all year.

Myn and Lu said...

Adorable! I love love love the garland from the cards. And the mugs, yea, if I had them we'd use them every day. :)