Right after Thanksgiving, I start to decorate my house for Christmas. Vintage Christmas usually.
I love to go through the boxes to see what treasures are inside. I'm always in awe at what wonderful pieces I have. I set up three aluminum trees with each one having their own theme. This one is vintage glass ornaments.
I love to combine vintage with newer vintage looking pieces like the Merry Christmas star. The red truck was a find in January that I have been changing each season. I love it!
I found a box of vintage ornaments recently at a sale for $2. They look great in the Westmoreland milk glass sleigh that was also a garage sale find a few years back for $10 and the reindeer sleigh was 25 cents. Too cute to pass up.
The ironstone pitchers that I found this summer at garage sales look nice on top of the piano in a simple vignette. Once again, vintage with a newer Peace dress form works well together. I also like to change my doily seasonally. Right now I'm using vintage Christmas towels in place of a doily.
In the bookcases, I just like to overfill them with my collections of Santas, elf figures and angels. I pick a few every year to bring out. There is always way too many to set up so I try to rotate them every year.
I added a Santa to my aluminum piece that I purchased at the Wendell August Forge showroom in PA this summer. The piece is too lovely to put away and was the perfect stand for Santa.
A few years ago, I made quite a few felt stars with a vintage piece attached to the front. I needed something extra to decorate a few packages this year, so I made a few more.
I found those vintage star ornaments in different colors at a garage sale this year and knew that they would be perfect. Next I may try the blue or pink ones.
I still have a few more packages to get ready, but with some holiday music and creme brulee coffee, I'm ready for anything.
Happy treasure hunting!