Are you guys ready for Part 2 of my red, white & gold vintage Christmas? (Catch up on Part 1: The Tree here!)
Here we go!
Listen up, kids. Let me tell you a tale of the olden days. Back before there was such magic as the Silhouette Cameo, we had to use our own two steady (or unsteady as they may be) hands to cut things out of paper ourselves! I made this banner our first Christmas together.
Are you sensing a pattern here? I was a major Christmas-overachiever once upon a time. I’ve since learned my lesson and mended my ways…
I still do not own a Silhouette Cameo or any other fancy futuristic cutting machine, so I’ll be posting a little tutorial for making your own custom Christmas banner the old-fashioned way. Stay tuned! UPDATE: Tutorial is here!
Fluted brass bowl and brass reindeer from the thrift store, sitting on top of my white and gold leaf credenza.
Vintage wire and glitter Christmas tree, also from the thrift store.
So there you have it – my Christmasified living room! If you turn around the exact other way to the stairway wall directly behind the sofa, you can see this little Christmas vignette:
Oh how I love this glittered pinecone wreath. I stalked it at Target until it moved to a clearance end-cap, and then waited for the second price slash before I scooped it up for $12. Then I schlepped it across three different moves before ever taking it out of its packaging. This year, I’m so happy to finally hang it up!
Foxes are the new reindeer. I’m calling it. My holiday design prediction for 2014: we’re gonna see these lovely ladies pulling Santa’s sleigh next year.
I couldn’t resist the urge to dress them in a little felt Santa hat and pompom scarf. I think I’ll call them Prancer and Vixen…
The glittered sleigh is also from a thrift store (kapow! big surprise!) and I gussied it up with some scrapbooking poinsettias strung up on embroidery floss and little brown paper packages tied up in string with fun Christmas bows.
Moving into the dining room, my china cabinet received a little holiday cheer makeover as well. Just a few fun touches…
I found this adorable flocked Christmas mouse at a thrift store, new in its original vintage packaging. I love his little Christmas carol booklet!
Growing up, my parents had a set of these little Dutch houses (I believe they’re some kind of souvenir liquor bottles), so I was thrilled to find this matching set at the thrift store. And the perfect little ceramic tree to go along with them on a completely different thrift shopping trip!
I’ve had that carousel horse since I was a little girl, and it’s always been one of my most treasured Christmas decorations.
Well, that’s all for now! My holiday hall-decking is concluded for the moment 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this mini “tour” of my Christmas decorations!
What about you? Have you been doing any bedecking lately? Or perhaps a little bedazzling? Do tell!
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