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Deck the halls!  I’m slowly and steadily adding holiday decor to our home.  I’m nowhere near as organized as last year.  And I’m definitely not as organized as this woman:

(via BHG)

The Pursuing Vintage Shop has some great Christmas items, including some amazing vintage glass ornaments.  (Click on the photo to see it in the Shop).

Shiny Brite ornaments available at Pursuing Vintage

Vintage ornaments available at Pursuing Vintage

Vintage glass ornaments available at Pursuing Vintage

Here are some creative & colorful ways to incorporate vintage glass ornaments into your holiday decor:

vintage ornament decor ideas

vintage ornament decor ideas / Pursuing Vintage

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We have a bit of a nutcracker collection happening in our home.  In previous years, they have taken up every flat surface in our home, resulting in a cluttered, unfocused hot mess.  I’m fairly happy with how we’ve displayed them this year, contained in one space — the ledge that is on our staircase landing.

 

Pursuing Vintage Holiday Home Tour : Nutcracker Collection

As I mentioned earlier this week, I want to do something with the art in that space for next Christmas, replacing our paintings temporarily in favor of something more “holiday-ish”.  But that’s another project for another day!

Our nutcracker situation also got me thinking about nutcrackers, and how they’re such a classic Christmas symbol.  I searched around, and pulled some inspiration for other ways to incorporate nutcrackers into holiday decor.

Nutcracker tree skirt via Horchow

 

Nutcrackers on the stairs via Houzz

 

Nutcracker under glass by Emily Henderson via Lonny

 

Gold nutcrackers via The Sweetest Occasion

 

Nutcracker stocking holders via Horchow

 

Nutcracker collection via Midwest Living

 

Nutcrackers on the mantel via The Glitter Guide

 

Nutcrackers with greenery on the mantel via Color Outside the Lines

 

Nutcracker tablescape via Mrs. Hines Class

 

I have fond memories of seeing The Nutcracker downtown Chicago as a little girl.  I can’t wait to take my boys here in DC!

The Nutcracker at Joffrey Ballet

In the meantime, they’ll have to just enjoy our collection!

Pursuing Vintage / Nutcracker Collection

 

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I’ll be taking a few days to focus on Christmas activities and joy.  Have a wonderful Christmas – safe travels to all!

~Kristen