Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

I L.O.V.E. to decorate for Christmas!  I thought I would share with you what I am working on!
The little truck is from Hobby Lobby and was originally black.  I crackled it and spray painted it white and distressed it a bit to hold these vintage light bulbs that belonged to my grandparents!
I have a fondness for plaids and for wool throws.  This one was a recent find at a flea market extravaganza.  It was the last day, so I got it for $15...a good deal, since it is from England and has no holes!  The silver platters were all purchased for $10.  Some have initials engraved on them, which I think add to the character! 
This little reindeer sits on my piano.  The funny thing is...he sits exactly like my grandfather...it even looks just like his foot!!  This is a little quirky and modern at the same time! 
Some Christmas pillows are tossed around to add to the Christmas mood!
Wreaths, wreaths, and more wreaths are made with banners...for home, gifts and my store!  These are widely popular in blog land, but they are a novel idea in my little town and are selling, so I keep makin'!
This wreath was a birthday present for a friend, so I made a banner with her last name.  The banner can be removed, so I made a 'JOY' banner for her, too!
Little cones are made for the tree from old Swedish and French books to hold sweets and nuts.
The ornaments are hung...
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It is coming along!  I will be back with more!
Merry Christmas!

I am linking this to Southern Hospitality's 'Holiday Home' Vignette Party
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56 comments :

Madigan at madiganmade said...

That deer statue cracks me up. How fun! Is he in a leisure suit? Love your details, especially the idea of using the bulbs as vase filler.

It's me said...

I really love that wreath Christie...you did a great job to make that !!!!....lovely christmas time.......love Ria

Shelia said...

Oh your decorating is so cute! Love the little truck with the vintage bulbs! That deer is a complete hoot!
Your wreath is so beautiful!! I love it and need to try and make one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mareen @ http://www.pearlypaint.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE your deer too! Where and when did you get him? Your deco's look great!

Karen said...

Christie, you have such a touch! Love the little touches of things from the past. Really love the Silent Night letters.

Vanessa said...

Hi Christie! Oh, it is looking so fun and festive! I absolutely love that throw and think I may just have to be on the lookout for one like that to use somewhere in my house. And that pillow is gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!
Vanessa

Linda @ A La Carte said...

All your decorations are fabulous. Love how the truck looks and the vintage light bulbs...very special. The wreaths are beautiful and I love the banners! Great with a last name or any other Christmas word! Look forward to more!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Everything looks just beautiful!... I love your plaid throw and your chairs in red cushions... xoxo Julie Marie

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

So glad I found you through Debra's Common Ground. I'm your newest follower! I would just LOVE to live in your house ~ your vintage Christmas decor is fabulous!

Monica M. Judd said...

looking lovely! and my wreath you made with your own sweet hands... oh how i will treasure it always. it is fabulous and so dear to my heart and is already hanging in a perfect little spot over the sofa in our study. thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christie, YOur touches of Christmas are perfect. I LOVE the wreath!!!!! ANd the reindeer, what a jaunty fellow... it is adorable that it reminds you of your grandfather.
xo Yvonne

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love, love your white old truck. I have one simular, mine is rusty.
I love to decorate mine and do every chance I get.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh Friend,
Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas vignettes with us, they are delightful!
Hope your Holiday is a Blessed one!!
Smiles,
Susie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I LOVE those silver trays and the plaid wool throw!! That looks so great!

And the wreaths!! LOVE!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sailing Simply said...

You have such a unique style! I love your Christmas ornaments in the old truck and cones hung on the tree. Hope we get to see more. It's looking quite pretty and festive!

The Inspired Nest said...

The reindeer made me laugh out loud! I would seriously smile everytime I look at him. That is cool that he sits like your grandfather. I also love the pillow.
Lacy

Betsy B said...

I think the wreath is my favorite and the truck. I like the truck just because it is different than the usual things you see at Christmas. So pretty.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh just love what you are doing!! The pillow and the wreath are beautiful! :)

Mimi said...

I love plaids, they can go with just about anything. The music paper wreath is gorgeous...I need to make one.

Rene' said...

Love the wreath!

Rene' said...

Love the wreath!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love it all, but I think that whimsical reindeer on your piano is tops!!!

My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

All of your decorations are very inspiring! Love the wreath, and like you said, they are very popular in blogland this year. I remember making them many years ago...funny how things come back around...just a little different! Your is really neat! Great idea with the silver trays....I'm digging mine out of the china cabinet...tarnished and all!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I love everything you found but for some reason I am just crazy about that reindeer!! That is the neatest thing I have seen! How cool!

Donna said...

You have so many amazing treasures here! I love the white truck! I thought for sure that it was vintage, what a terrific idea! And I also really love the idea of making cones from vintage book pages for the tree. Your home is so pretty and festive, thanks for the inspiration!

Terry said...

Cool stuff to decorate with. Inspiring for me. Terry

Ames said...

I am going to steal your vintage bulb idea. It's just adorable and what a great may to incorporate grandma and grandpa into Christmas.

I have never seen anything like your raindeer man before. How unique. I am glad you can relate it to your grandfather. You must love him very much! Wonderful decorations!~Ames

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow!! I've been waiting to see your decorations.. They are truly inspiring!! :-)

Vanessa said...

Hey friend! Just coming back over to say thanks for your sweet comments and for linking up this loveliness to the party this week! :-)
Vanessa

Pam said...

The cone is very cute. I also like the bulb idea. I have some in my basement and I haven't had that type of lites on a tree for years. No idea why I kept them, but now I have an idea what I can do with them.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty christmas decor!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The reindeer is adorable and I love how you aged a new truck! I love the silver trays and your christmas pillow.
Happy Holidays
Sherry

Tres French Hens said...

I love your truck! It's my favorite! I remember those old Christmas bulbs...ours were blue.

I found you through Funky Junk Interiors.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You totally won me over with that first image. Ohhhh those vintage bulbs! And LOVE how you crackled that truck! So cool. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

Love Mr. Deer, he's so classy! Love your ideas!

Pat said...

So pretty! Loved this!

Carol said...

What wonderful decorations! Love the way you transformed the truck. And the lightbulbs are an inspiration!
The reindeer is priceless. Actually I really like everything in your post!
Have a wonderful weekend.

shopannies said...

what beautiful decor love the reindeer taking a bit of a rest

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Christie~just popping back over to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! I love those big ol bulbs in that truck! :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

So beautiful Christie!! I love it all:)

Kim said...

Such pretty touches. I'd love to copy that pillow - sigh - so many good ideas, only so much time.

gail said...

Love all your little vignettes...so lovely.
gail

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Ooooh, Ooooooh, Ooooooh!!! I love everything on this post! Everything is beautiful, as usual. I'm so happy to have you back on Friday Pretties. I always enjoy your blog.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Joyce

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love the truck with the bulbs, I would never have thought it was new. the crackle paint really makes it vintage!
Thanks for linking up to VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Marlis said...

I love the truck! And the paper wreaths and the I too am a sucker for plaid! Beautiful post and home. thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love the throw, and the funny statue! Great job!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Such pretty things. I especially like the wreath pillow. Because I also have a Christmas truck, I like yours too.

Sheila A. said...

I really enjoyed visiting you here. I'll be back often.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the plaid.Love it all. Thanks so much for being a part a Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How cute that little truck looks, carrying the lights. I have a box of those old lights somewhere, but haven't been able to find them this year. I love your plaid throw used as a tablecloth, and I also love your wreaths. You don't have an Etsy do you? I'd be buying one of those for sure! So glad to have you link up for Favorite Things again. laurie

Lindy said...

That truck is adorable with the light bulbs! I love the pillow as well. It's all wonderful, of course!

mrsamyevans said...

I am wild for your paper wreath!

dogsmom said...

I have been looking for months for any sort of French book at our local thrifts and can not even find a text book. Now you have given me another project to use those pages for should I ever come cross that elusive book. Meanwhile I will try cones made with music sheets.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Such lovely things, but the reindeer is my favorite. How unique!

Life in Rehab said...

Fabulous house tour! And if that deer in a suit is ever missing, I'm your prime suspect!

Jerri said...

I love all your decor, especially the bookpage wreath!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! Hope to see you again this week! Also, I'd like to invite you to my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party next Thursday!

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