Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage #63: Mini Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
It's the week of Christmas and I am sharing snippets
of Christmas around my house. A mini house tour,
you could say. Won't you come along?
It will be a quick one, I was
not able to focus too much
on my house this year due to all
of our other holiday festivities!

First up, our sweet NOEL angels.
Aren't they adorable?
I might put them on the Hubs' cake
this year. His birthday is Christmas Eve! 
 These were given to him by
my vintage lovin' Mother-in-Law
years ago. Each one holds
 a small candle. I'm hoping regular
birthday candles will fit!

Here is my mantel. Every year I use the same
lighted pine garland. It makes it difficult to
place anything fragile on there. I add
the poinsettia flowers for color. 
So, nothing really vintage here
except the Nutcracker theme. 
The one on the right looks
like he's had one too many.

Last weekend I looked around
and realized Jesus was not even in the room.
How could I have Christmas decorations
 and forget the most important part???
Back into the attic I went to find our
Nativity set. This one I found over at
Four Sisters in a Cottage, a couple of years ago.
It is vintage and was made in Italy.
I asked Bebe to arrange the figurines
and she did a great job. She made
Mary, Jesus and Joseph the front
focus while I always place them in back.
Sometimes we learn from
the wee ones, don't we?
Last year I found this sweet "church themed"
 cloche at Target.
This year I placed a vintage little
metal truck and putz house inside my own
cloche and stand.

I found this metal, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" stand-up sign
at a yard sale at the beginning of the Fall season.
Not old but it sits on top of our armoire
 in the formal living room area, which is also
host to an antique clock and old wooden boxes.
This Belsnickle Santa was handmade by my
friend, Patti, and I love putting them out each year.
I have three different versions.
This is the one she did in White.

 I managed to get my tree back up and decorated with pastel feather tree ornies and glass garland...

It was used for decorating my Mother's big birthday bash last week so this photo is from last year!

My all time favorites are the pastel
ornaments. I lay this vintage
pink glass wreath on top
of my apothecary jar each year
which is filled with pops
of vintage eye candy.

And this is one of our trees in the "formal"
living room. Vintage ornaments are sprinkled throughout 
the tree. We have another smaller tree in the other
room (where we watch TV) that is filled with
so many of our oldies but goodies.
 This particular room is where we all
 end up opening our gifts on Christmas Day.
See, I told you this would be short!
Let's just get right to today's features:
Sharon over at Blue Willow House, took us
on a Christmas tour of the antique mall where
she is a vendor. Look how cute these
cheese graters look!
Sarah, of Sadie Seasongoods, shared this
cute vintage toy truck holiday makeover.
These are always such fun to see
 but Sarah took hers to a whole
 new level! Look at the
wooden sides and cute sign!
took us on a Christmas tour
inside her home. Loved all of her
ideas and inspiration!
Thank you to all and have a
very Merry Christmas!
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Now it's your turn: 


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian, Such fun features! Your snippets of Christmas are great! Your shiny tree is so eye catching, love it! And of course I always like anything with old books!
Have a blessed and happy Christmas!
Sending hugs,

Victoria said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive Jillian! I love your NOEL angels, what a treasure those are and especially with them being passed down from family:) I bet your girly loves waking up every morning to all these decorations! Only 3 more days!!!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage. Appreciate joining in. Season's Best Wishes


Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting Jillian! I love those NOEL angels. Merry Christmas!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your home looks lovely and I adore your feather Tree.
Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Jill, I love your nativity, and I think mine is the same. All of your vintage touches make for a very homey Christmas - the kind I love. Love the features, and am looking forward to kicking back after the next couple days and really enjoying more of the guests' links. Thank you so much for hosting us, and I wish you the very best and Merry Christmas to your family (and Happy Birthday to your husband)!
Rita C at Panoply

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

love your little truck :)

Diana said...

Your home looks just beautiful, Jill. I especially love the truck and Putz house under your cloche--fantastic! Thanks so much for hosting and Merry Christmas!!

Deanies Stash said...

Jillian, love your decorative touches. I especially was touched by Bebe putting Mary, Joseph and Jesus front and center. How sweet is that and a reminder to us of what is important. Thank you for hosting. Love all the features this week! Wishing you and your family a very very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

xo Dianne

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Jillian - such pretty features this week! I especially like the graters on the shutter. Thanks so much for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas holiday. Jane

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, oh how I LOVE your silver tree! Thank you for hosting & Merry Christmas!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Jill, Thank you for featuring my post about Treasure Hunt Antique Mall and for hosting your fun party. Your vintage style is lovely. I especially like you feather tree with the pastel ornaments.

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Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for hosting Jillian! Your house looks just beautiful and LOVE your tree to bits!
Popping by to share my 3 Easy Vintage Paper Doily Crafts.
Hope you and your family are enjoying the holidays :-)