Christmas Decorating….my FAV!

Since the Christmas season is winding down(Wow how did that go so fast?) I thought I’d reflect on my favorite moments and decorations….. Decorating….This year I made some changes after 13 years and decided to go more neutral/vintage with my decor.(guess where that inspiration came from?) I started by going through all 15(yes 15!!) of my boxes and purging the old/broken/outdated items and then bought some fun new vintage finds and a beautiful new scripted neutral ribbon. I became obsessed with glitter houses(thanks Pinterest!) and decided to make some of my own. After a fun shopping trip to old town McKinney with my sweet girlfriends, I found some sweet little additions to go with my new glitter houses. Here’s how my vintage, glitter house vignettes turned out… 

 

A few of my glitter houses ended up in glass cloches and my bestie sent me my Santa for this year(I collect them every year) of Course she knew my new Christmas theme and sent this darling white vintage Santa, he looks perfect in this little vignette. My staircase is just garland, my new vintage ribbon, some beautiful pressed tins that look like snow flakes and some burlap stockings I made out of old coffee sacks.I made a fun garland for the entryway with vintage paper and cupcake holders

 


I found this old carpenters box in an antique store this summer and have it on my dining room table. I’ve been changing out the contents seasonally and this is what I came up with for Christmas. I found these little tags at Laurie Anna’s(after digging forever to find each letter) and tied them to the top, added some greenery and vintage mercury glass pinecones. The old door was a Canton find that leans against a wall in my living room- a great way to add extra light. I added a wreath and a burlap stocking I made and embellished….
Moments……Every year I host a tradition that started 13 years ago on our street- The annual cookie exchange. I look forward to this every year and love to think of a theme making the invitations, party favors and table scape to coordinate. This year I did a French vintage theme(imagine that!) here are some pics of the table scape. The cookies as always were amazing! For fun I changed things up from exchanging ornaments to scarves-even though I freaked some early shoppers out who had already purchased an ornament…the scarf exchange was a big hit and one to repeat for sure! I have the best friends and neighbors ever and we always have an amazing time together. The house is definitely filled with laughter all night long!

December 22, 2012

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