A person’s decorating taste and preferences change over time. Mine have changed a lot this past year. I’ve redecorated the majority of my downstairs living space. I’m finally happy with it!
But then the Christmas season happened. Or is happening.
I’ve pulled all of the holiday decor out of the plastic bins, and just kind of thrown it all up. My sons have loved having the whole nutcracker collection out on display. And the fabric snowman. And the Feliz Navidad singing chihuahua. And the miscellaneous other decorations that have accumulated through the years.
You don’t get a visual. I’m sorry. I’m too embarrassed at my lack of pretty holiday decorating to take a photo.

So, I’ve decided that it’s kind of too late to do anything about it this year.  It is what it is.  But next year, things will be a-changin’!

I’m going to try incorporate more vintage into my holiday decorating.  I love it every other time of the year, why not at Christmas?  I don’t have to be stuck with what I pick up on my weekly Target runs, I can scout Christmas decor all through the year as I’m out pursuing vintage.  I went to Etsy for some inspiration.

EtsyChristmasDecor

Large Brass Deer, Vintage Ornament Wreath, Black Leather Skates, Gold Snowflake Tumblers, White Satin Ornaments, Vintage Books, Yankee Clipper Sled, Scalloped Bowl with Ornaments, Deer Candle Holders

Some of these ideas are so simple – the books, filling a pretty bowl pretty vintage ornaments.  And some require some hunting – the brass figures and glassware.  These are not rare items.  Just fun and beautiful vintage holiday decor.  Classic.  That’s what I want.  A sophisticated and classic Christmas home.

Do you think the Feliz Navidad chihuahua will need to find a new home next year?

~Kristen

 

 

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  1. Dad
    Dad says:

    One thing we’ve done that works well is to use the clear glass ginger jars already in the kitchen and fill them with small solid color (gold and red) ornaments that we picked up a few years ago from Crate & Barrel. We hide the hanging part so the jar looks like it’s full of shiny balls. I’ve also seem pine cones that have been sprayed with gold glitter put inside the jars.

    We also swap out the regular candles for red or green ones and add some (fake) pine or small ornaments around them. I think there’s a lot to be said for small subtle things instead of stringing garland all over the place. Placemats and tablecloths also add a subtle holiday feel.

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