Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Jewelry Tree

Don't you just love seeing how others decorate their Christmas tree? I do! Today on our last day, DAY TWELVE of the Blog Hop, you have the chance to gather lots of ideas and inspiration for your Christmas tree.  At the time of this post, we had not purchased our large tree yet but each year I set up this small tree in our bedroom.  Big, small, themed, no theme, pet-friendly, small child-friendly . . . it's always fun to see what others do!


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!




Here's a fun, unique way to decorate a tree for Christmas . . . use vintage jewelry!  I wear almost all of this jewelry throughout the year but at Christmas, it goes on to this small tree in our bedroom. (And if I want to wear it, I just pull it off!)

The top of the tree is wearing a vintage rhinestone bracelet I purchased on Etsy to wear at my son's wedding. How about those real fur, clip on earrings -- those are one of my favorite pairs!


Some of these are pins I got as a young girl.  My dad used to buy me a new pin every year.  


This brooch was my grandmother's.


These vintage dangle earrings were also purchased to wear at my son's wedding.


I chose to add silver beads and vintage prisms as well but you could add whatever you like . . . ribbon, flowers or anything.  It's a simple way to decorate a tree using what you already have on hand.  

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Interchangeable Panel Door Decor

I love walking around town and seeing how others decorate their porches. Every year I get new ideas.  It's DAY ELEVEN and that means you can sit right at your computer and get ideas for this year's porch or pin them for next year.


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

This is the last of my vintage cupboard doors :(  I had six of these and have used them in various ways in various parts of the house. I love creating decorations that can be used for multiple holidays and this door fits that bill.  The snowflake panels are removable/changeable!
 Any cupboard door with panels will work.  For the inserts, I used old peel and stick tiles from my old kitchen floor.  Yuck, what else would you use these for??  Using an x-acto knife they were cut to fit and then wrapped in fabric.  Since these are going to be outside, I applied a coat of water sealing Mod Podge.  You can of course skip this step if your door will be inside.
 E6000  glue was used to attach the velcro pieces and the panels can then be popped in and out.  I plan on making other panels for different holidays.  The top panel was turned into a chalk board with spray on chalk paint.  (Don't forget to completely cover it in chalk several times, wipe off and repeat so the chalk will not leave an imprint)
 I had several of these vintage coat hooks so I screwed one in which will allow me to hang wreaths or other decorations on the door panel.
 A simple project that can be used for multiple holidays and seasons.
 This sled was my dad's when he was a boy.  He added the wooden frame when my brother and I were little and he used to pull us around in it.  Then my dad gave it to us when our son was born and we used it to pull our kids around!
 Here's my finished porch. I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is right around the corner! But don't we say that EVERY year??


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Vintage Kitchen Christmas

DAY TEN was probably MY most challenging post because I am not a "table-scaper" like so many others!  My house is small so no big, formal dining room, etc. to feature but I DO love my retro kitchen so that was my focus! Enjoy gathering more inspiration from others who ARE veteran 'scapers'!


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!


I did not want to spend money to do this so I 'shopped' my house.  The vintage tablecloth was a favorite find a few years ago and I added a few strips of cloth, trimmed with pinking shears in a 'cross' pattern over the table (think "package").

These vintage dishes were my SUPER find two years ago at an antique store where everything Christmas-related was 50% off!  I got ten place settings, serving bowls, serving platters, creamer and sugar for . . . 25.00!  They are called Termocrisa Milk Glass made in Mexico.  Recently I saw a set of eight (no serving pieces) going for over 250.00.  Yep, I think I stole these!
The napkin 'rings' are just the same fabric from the table pieces, hot glued together and then I added a Christmas pick.
The centerpiece is an old wooden 'sled' decoration that was headed to the thrift store so it was rescued and enlisted for this table.  
The jars on the sled are recycled.  I brushed on Mod Podge and rolled in Epsom Salts.  A ribbon and some more Christmas pics turn these into lovely, little candle holders.


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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