For my last post of 2011 I will begin by highlighting favorites from my mom's house and then I will finish up with one last look at favorites at our house this year.
My mom is crazy about vintage junk too and she has tons of Christmas decorations. I never know exactly what kind of trees she will be using but I always know I will love whatever she uses!
|A Santa collection on a very old white tree|
My mom has been so busy that she was decorating right up until Christmas too. When I visited her last week she had not yet put up her vintage Santa tree. I was ecstatic on Christmas night when I got up to her back door and saw these blow molds through the window.
|I NEED this Santa for my creepy Santa collection!|
|She found these cute vintage reproduction signs at an estate sale that I had been to the day before. Somehow I missed them.Grrrr.|
I fell in love with this old ceramic Santa bank, another of her estate sale finds.
|She used a pretty vintage deer planter filled with berries for her centerpiece.|
|I learned to create eclectic vignettes from my mom. Here she mixed both vintage and primitive Christmas pieces to make a sweet display.|
My mom and I are always on the lookout for the same sorts of things, and she even beat me to this large creepy vintage Santa at the consignment store near my house. I had contemplated getting him but decided to wait until after Christmas to see if he would be marked down. She had no idea I was going to buy him since I hadn't mentioned him. I was just a wee bit envious but excited to find him in her family room. If someone else is going to own him, I am glad its my mom!
|So ugly, its not even cute...but sooo vintage!|
Although she didn't give the large Santa to me as a Christmas gift, I was thrilled when she gave me this knee hugger ornament. Thanks Mom for the ornament, and for giving me the love of Christmas and vintage junk!
My small ivory tree holds ornaments from the 1920's and 30's, as well as other vintage and handmade ornaments. I made the collage picture to right a few years ago using old cards, wrapping paper, vintage book pages and scrapbooking materials decoupaged over top a painting. The Santa head plaque in the middle was a second-hand find.
|In the kitchen I have a white tree filled with ornaments that were on my grandparent's first tree 55 years ago.|
|In the guest room is a slim alpine tree filled with all of my childhood ornaments, as well as some of my childhood Christmas knick-knacks on the nightstand. I am so blessed to have a mother and grandmother who saved everything for me.|
More vintage elf mischief...
Some friendlier elves. My son calls them "brownies," because they look like the brownie elves in his favorite Christmas book.
The 2011 Christmas tablescape
Yard Sale finds.
Christmas Eve. My husband getting ready for Santa in the kitchen and avoiding the camera.
My favorite primitive Santa
The living room tree had a Victorian Santa theme this year and burlap garland
I love the primitive handmade ornaments
Christmas dinner. My husband took this picture and forgot to take the foil off the turkey...
Getting ready for Santa
Santa filled the family room!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!
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