Join me on this Vintage Christmas Home Tour. Stepping away from the hustle and bustle of today, let’s take a look back at yesteryear. I’ll share how I decorated my home for the holidays, using some of my favorite vintage pieces. I have always had a love affair with anything and everything old. However, when it comes to Christmas decor, I normally mix old and new. Not this year! This year, I pulled out all the dusty old boxes and stepped back in time.
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Vintage Christmas Home Tour in the Entryway
Let’s kick things off in the Entryway. Come on in and warm up—it’s chilly out there! I’ve gathered some vintage pieces, like the ice skates from my childhood, hanging in the entryway. Check out my blog post for how I used them in porch decor; I’m thankful my parents saved these treasures.
In the entryway, you’ll find a beautiful children’s coat with velvet cuffs I thrifted years ago. My mother had a similar coat from my stepdad’s childhood, I remember my kids fighting over who got to wear it outside to play when they were little. Surprisingly, none of my grandkids have fought over this one yet! Those brass candlesticks? They’re from my father-in-law’s estate, and I love using these battery-operated candles all over the house.
Vintage Christmas Kitchen
Now, let’s head to the Vintage Christmas Kitchen. When we built our home, I thought these open shelves would be for displaying dishes, but turns out, they’re more fun to decorate for the holidays! Red and green are my go-to colors for this year’s Vintage Christmas theme, and nearly everything here is thrifted, except for the bowls—we use those. The wooden blocks belonged to my dad as a little boy, and the vintage postcards were written to my grandmother.
I have this adorable little vignette next to the kitchen sink, featuring a green-handled cutting board from my grandmother and a cloche filled with mini Santa mugs—definitely one of my favorites.
Oh, and about the Gingerbread cookie display, our annual cookie day is still around the corner, so I grabbed these pre-made cookies from Walmart. Funny thing—I don’t even like gingerbread cookies. The aprons hanging in the pantry are waiting for the kids to wear them when we bake cookies next week. These aprons are a must for the grandkids on cookie day!
A Vintage Christmas Dining Room
Now, let’s move to the dining room. Last year, Mike and I swapped our living and dining rooms. This will be the first year we use the new dining space for the holidays, and I’m excited about the change. I used to love decorating the mantel, but now that it’s the dining room, I’m wondering if it’ll be weird to hang our stockings there. Maybe Santa will fill them with chocolate—that’s a food group that belongs in the dining room, right? In this blog post I shared some stockings I made out of towels.
Check out my Vintage Christmas Hutch Display in the dining room, filled with red and green vintage treasures. I’ve been collecting antique Santa mugs for years, usually hidden away, but not this time. These mugs inspired me to go all out with color and vintage decor this year. I thought, “Santa needs to be front and center!” And here he is!
This antique farmhouse table is perfect for our big family. Adorned with more of my dad’s wooden blocks, shiny brites, and beautiful red transferware.
Vintage Christmas Tree
This home tour wouldn’t be complete without a look at the tree. I prefer an artificial tree to a live one for so many reasons, one of which, they aren’t messy! This is the most beautiful tree I have ever owned.
Do you struggle to decorate the tree as much as I do? This year I handed to task to my grandson! Sometimes a child’s touch is just what you need. Daxten hung all the ornaments and I added the beautiful crystal garland, icicle ornaments, and tinsel. If you ask me, the tinsel is what makes this tree look and feel vintage!
This antique basket may be one of my favorite arrangements in the house. When we cleaned up the porch for winter I wanted to bring this table in and decided to use it in the living room. I thrifted this basket last summer and decided to fill it with several pieces of left over greens. Added some pinecones my granddaughters painted for me and these beautiful vintage tins. So simple! I linked some of my favorite greens here.
I hope you have enjoyed this vintage Christmas home tour. Be sure to head over to Pink Peppermint Design to see how Tammy has her home all decked out for the Holidays.
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