12.17.2013

deck the halls holiday sampler::


 Every year I say.. "less is more" and this year is no different then last. My little home is ready for Christmas.
 Vintage shiny brites, woodland props, papers, repros and vintage photographs adorn the fresh tree this year. Using vintage photographs to highlight the tree was my inspiration as a vintage photo of my mom as a child hangs from a tree branch (previous post- inspiration) A frayed quilt from the 1900's a hides the tree stand out of sight. Greenery mixed with dollar Store candles and clear vessels were perfect and affordable. I'll be using some of these also at the dinner table Christmas eve.


The gold guilded mirror gets a makeover too with a vintage fur collar (a flea market find) and a pine cone swag befitting the holiday's. Foraging for berries, branches and twigs this year was a fun outing. More greens were added to a large sap bucket I picked up from Country Living fair this year. Placed by the front door with vintage cameras and more lights add a glow. Ice skates were a yard sale find.. a steal at a buck this past summer. The kitchen hosts a candy cane theme and another floral arrangement with leftover greens and berries.

A Christmas message from a postcard reads: All Good Wishes For a Happy Christmas~ hung in a vintage leather purse for all to see. Have you decorated your home for the Holiday's? I hope this post inspires you to use what you have on hand may it be vintage or not. Mix and match the old with new finds and even forage in the woods for branches and berries like I did a week ago. Enjoy this fun time decking the halls. Leave me a comment with a website address so I can come see your home all fancy for the holiday season thanks! xo Liz


5 comments:

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Liz...your home looks so lovely, warm and inviting!! My favorite is the mirror!

nina said...

beautiful! and so inspiring. merry Christmas to you! xx

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like the fur collar around the mirror also the old pictures on your tree,sweet
It;s really less at my house this year, I went from 5 trees to one large one little bitty tree

Merry Christmas

Thilda said...

Very Beautiful! :)

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVe the FUR adorning the MIrror!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt