Thursday, December 4, 2014

Vintage Christmas: Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home

Decorating with Vintage for Christmas... oh yes I do!
Since both my husband and I love vintage, I try to
incorporate a little bit of both of our treasures,
most of which were found at estate
sales or auctions, or who knows if
we even remember where?
 
 
He has collected a few things over the years.
Some were passed down from his antique
loving parents.... and some he has grown to
love along the way. Like this cute set of angel
babies.  I had never seen a set like
this before.... So cute!



 
I do mix in a lot of new as well.
A glass cloche can make a grouping
look like it was meant to be in there.
Each year I change it up a bit. This
was last year's display.
The sleigh was a yard sale find,
as well as the urn style vase
and the Santa under the cloche.

 
I found a "mercury glass" angel
during after Christmas clearance sales
to go with my real mercury glass piece.
(Which is actually for sale here.)
This year I may try silver
and mercury glass on the mantel.
 

 
These are my absolute favorite ways
to display vintage ornaments!
Easy peasy!
 

 
And I make sure my trees are covered
in them as well. I like to find unique
shapes like this beaded star
ornament above.


 
These old bird ornaments are such fun...
if the tail is missing I place a feather inside!
 
Thanks for stopping by! I'm in up to my ears in
Nutcracker rehearsals... and decorating the house
with Christmas goodies.
 
(My computer seems to be working better!
A little updating the software really helped!)
 
You can keep up with me on Instagram
for all kinds of daily snippets!

Linking up with Thrifted Merry Christmas
Blog hop with Adirondack Girl at Heart.
 

6 comments:

Victoria said...

Wow Jillian, you have some beautiful ornaments! I love the little angels, how wonderful that they're vintage too...that makes them more special:) I love the cloche display, I keep meaning to do one every Christmas but haven't got around to it yet!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I don't know how you part with any of the beautiful things you find! Beautiful way of displaying the ornaments in the glass containers.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

love the ornaments in the glass jars!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So pretty and feminine! Everything would go gorgeous in my parlor! I decided to go all vintage this year in my Christmas decorating...still working on it but it adds so much charm!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jillian
I loved seeing your vintage decorations today... especially the bird. Have a wonderful Christmas Season!

Wanda

laura sampson said...

I love to see how other people use vintage and antique goodies! It always inspires me to try new things with my collections. Thanks for linking up the Vintage Merry Christmas Blog Hop, come back for thrifter share next week if you want!