I love vintage decor from the 40's and 50's with a little modern sparkle thrown in.
This is my china cupboard.
There is a mix of antiques, vintage and new displayed here and it all
mixes quite well. I went with a white and silver theme with a bit of
colour and sparkle thrown in.
The centerpiece for the dining table. We use our table every day so I can't
have anything too large and fancy as it has to be moved for mealtime. So, I
keep it simple with a candle in a glass hurricane holder, silver balls (Winner's),
a silver and pale blue wreath (English Butler) and a vintage silver tray. It is all
on a vintage white dresser scarf. That's it. Simple and movable!
This is the bookshelf half wall by the front entry. This is the biggest change
this year. I usually put garland with beads and white mini lights along here but,
I wanted something simpler this year. I chose this Santa sitting on an antique platter.
I surrounded the base with pine and fir cones and pearly clusters.
The vintage glass candle holders anchor each side.
The top of the drop leaf table.
I like this feather tree with the vintage glass balls.
The Nativity set is important to me as it focuses on the reason that
we celebrate Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ.
This set is ceramic and was given to us by my mother about 30 years ago.
The gold angel is from the 1960's, given to my sister and I. It plays "Silent Night".
I showed you this shelf the other day with the antique lithgraph from 1877 above it.
I've started collecting Putz houses and I have one here in the center along with
some vintage bottle brush trees, reindeer and santa and sleigh.
I have yet to put the tree up as I am hoping to replace our 25 year old one.
I would like one that is a bit slimmer to fit in better and that is thicker than the old one.
Or, I may go with a smaller tree on a table which would be much easier to decorate
but might look too small. I can't decide.
What style do you decorate with for Christmas? Are you traditional, modern,
country, primitive, shabby chic or vintage? Or are you a combination?
Perhaps you use a different theme for different rooms. Do you decorate every
room in your home including the bathroom?
I hope you'll share with me.
I'll be back Tuesday with a post for Embrace the Season Christmas Tea
at Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday. See you then!