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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Very Vintage Christmas

Our home is so cozy this year for Christmas and I'd say it is a very vintage Christmas. Hubby pulled out all the stops to make every little section just so. I don't even know if I will get to sharing the rest of the house because I am busy making Christmas merriment and wrapping this week and I want to feel that slow build up to the holiday like I did when I was a child.

vintage Santa, vintage toy truck

Today I went to Target for a last few things and now I am done! So relieved. I will not step into Target until sometime after Christmas. I literally cannot handle the crowds. The thought of long lines and crowded aisles gives me such anxiety. I wish I could say it doesn't. I don't enjoy long lines and crowded stores at all. So I shop early and get it done. Now I will only visit the market between now and Christmas.
vintage Christmas decor, peppermint, vintage scale, vintage toys

I love how the yellow and red vintage toy truck was the decision maker for the color scheme of this shelf. Those are hubby's toy trucks from his childhood. I told him I wanted little trees in them so he grabbed some at our favorite little store.
vintage Christmas decor, peppermint, vintage scale, vintage toys

So we are set. Now I will finish the wrapping and then begin the baking. My youngest has a cold so we have stayed in and had to cancel a couple of things but I have honestly loved it. Not her cold but the staying in. That sounded wrong but staying in and turning on the twinkly lights and wrapping gifts is all the better for me. Though my poor girl. She is on the mend so I am hoping we are all well for Christmas.
vintage Christmas decor, peppermint, vintage scale, vintage toys, vintage kitchen, kitchen nook

So that is the kitchen nook all dressed for Christmas. I just love the yellow walls this year instead of the old bandaid beige I had before. The little sign hanging says, "Wanted: Jolly men bearing gifts." Isn't that what we all want? Have a very Merry vintage Christmas!

12 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Such a cute display! I totally agree about long lines and crowded stores. I've been known to go into Michaels, get what I need, then see the loooooong line of people at the check-out, then putting everything back in its place and walking out. I don't mind the crowds when I'm not having to shop, however. Then it's kinda fun, I think. But not when I'm trying to accomplish a mission! LOL Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Ha me too!

Susan Freeman said...

This is adorable! Love it and you know me, I am all about cozy and vintage!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sandy McClay said...

The older I get, the more vintage kitschy decorations I want....red, white and yellow are a perfect match! GREAT job!

Barbara F. said...

I wish I kept my mom's bottle brush trees, shiny ornaments, my original elf that my mom hung on my bedroom door, not on a shelf. I love your kitchen. I could sit there for an afternoon, drinking coffee. :-)

Mountain Mama said...

I love your little kitchen nook - how cute and sunny and happy it is!!!!

Annette T. said...

The house is adorable! You are so blessed with a decorating husband! I love what he does. I too am done, mostly. Even dreading hitting the grocery store next week! Happy Holidays!

Susan said...

I'm with you on the crowds. Dislike them completely. Your house decor looks lovely. Susan

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks so cute and festive Elaine. I love the colors. So sorry your daughter is sick, hopefully she will be all better for Christmas. I agree about the shopping. I try to stay out of stores this time of year. I do a lot of online shopping and if I have to go out, I go as early as possible. One of the local stores opens at 7 am for Christmas sales, the store was empty when I went that early! Enjoy this last week, it rushes by so fast. Merry Christmas!

daisy g said...

Looks SO festive! Love that cute lil' sign. Hope your girl is up and about soon.

Pam Kessler said...

That first photo is adorable! Love that big old Santa head!

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

LOVE all of it!! Beautiful!!

Hugs,
Deb