I'm joining Debra & everyone for Vintage Inspiration Friday, but before I do I just have to say a little something about my week.
It's not fun being the center of controversy but I think some good came from it.
It's a subject that we all feel strongly about, one way or another.
It needed to be addressed & discussed.
And to everyone who called, commented & emailed....
Thank you so very much!
It reinforced what I already knew, that blogging is wonderful!
The sharing & friendship far outweighs any negativity.
So enough with all that - Christmas is coming!
As much as I love my whites & neutrals, Christmas in our house is very old school.
The kids love it & that's what it's all about right?
I've collected & inherited scads of decorations.
Still I can't seem to resist the after Christmas sales & always end up buying a few more things every year.
These old felted reindeer came from a garage sale one year.
I bought my big Santa face in Canton a few years ago.
I tell the kids he's watching them!
The child's skis came from Round Top.
I may have to move them to a safer place, the boys keep trying to ski off their bunk beds!
This felt appliqued tree skirt came from Anthropologie after Christmas one year, it was marked down to $30.
I collect vintage ribbon of all kinds, I think it's too pretty to hide, the old elf boots are one of my favorite things.
We still haven't finished decorating outside but do you see where I'm going with this?
My Christmas china came from a thrift store.
These Santa's are saying 'let me out!!'
By the day after Christmas I am so ready to take it all down & get back to my low color!
After visiting Ann & seeing her beautiful white winter wonderland, I decided I could have the best of both worlds.
I did our bedroom in vintage whites. I'll show you more when I do my big reveal.
I loved their Victorian boot banner, I'm a nut for fabric transfer so I made mine 3-dimensional.
I'm working on a few more for gifts.
The lace wrapping paper idea was one of my favorites, I'm doing all my gifts with it this year. But I decided to take it a step further & apply it to furniture.
This little desk sits on the deck outside of our bedroom.
If you need some great ideas & techniques to add some romance to your holiday decor, check out their E-zine. There are tons of great projects!
Thanks again Debra for inviting us all to share our vintage inspiration every week.
Check out Common Grounds for a big 'ol dose of pretty!
Have an awesome weekend friends!