Sunday, December 11, 2016

Vintage Christmas Mantle

Decorating my mantle for every holiday and season is one of my most favorite things to do.  But for some reason this year, I just couldn't get anything put together for it.
Then I saw my mini silver tree and knew it would look perfect on one side.  I have a pretty nice collection of Shiny Brites and I gathered the small red and green ones for this tree.  I even have a topper for it that goes with my Christmas color theme. 
I couldn't find my vintage spaghetti Santa Claus bank no matter where I looked and I think missing him was the reason I couldn't get my mantle done.  But this morning I went out to the shed and looked one more time and I found him!  And then my mantle just came together! 
I found the vintage Thermos with the blue lid this week at my favorite thrift store and now I have a nice little collection that works for Christmas decorating.  My vintage Santa mugs are always a favorite decoration with the bottle brush trees. 
I made the little deer print this year specifically for my mantle.  I love little deer of any kind and would love to add more to my collection. 
I am so happy with how my mantle finally came together.  I wish I would have gotten it done sooner so I can savor it a little longer! 
I wanted to share a few more of my Christmas vignettes around the house.  These vintage children's ice skates are darling with my favorite color adorning them.  I hung them on a wreath holder and they look great in the living room. 
I decorated my dining room in reds and blacks this year.  I am going to do a fun tablescape that I will share next week, but here is the hutch all decorated.
I filled my trough box with some greenery and stained my triangle Christmas trees with some vinegar/steel wool stain. 
My favorite white cabinet features this pretty vintage white vignette.  Bleached bottle brush trees are the star of this show! 
My  vintage gate got a dose of Christmas too.  A garland of red poinsettias, a rolled paper wreath and another one of my vintage ceramic trees helps make my living room feel festive. 
And my coffee table has a reindeer decked out in Christmas reds and greens.  It may have taken me awhile, but I finally got all of my Christmas decorating done and I love it all! 

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12 comments:

Olivia Godfrey said...

Very cute ~ I LOVE your little deer print! And the vintage Santa is really cute too...glad you found him. Have a Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

I have one of the Santa banks too. They are so cute! Your mantel looks great with the tree and tartan thermos collection. Happy Holidays!

Art and Sand said...

It took me way too long to finish writing my blog post because I was looking for one special item, but I wasn't lucky like you - still can't find it.

Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.

Kathy Moreland said...

Looks great! Love your vintage items!

Creations By Cindy said...

So very cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Eilis said...

Glad you found Santa. He's a cutie. Thanks for joining Monday Social.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, you house looks so pretty decorated for Christmas.
Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Julie

Jann Olson said...

Trisha, I love how your mantle came together! I have a little tree like that and have never thought of using it on my mantle. Your Santa is sweet. A friend brought some vintage things to my home today to sell during stitching group. She brought a spaghetti Santa bank and I was so tempted to buy it, but let someone else. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas with Creating Christmas.
hugs,
Jann

Jessica Pelasky said...

Aww...this is so pretty :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

The Freckled Rose said...

Hello Trisha! You have such a lovely home and I love your decor. Thank you for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

Sylvia said...

Trisha, I'm glad you finally found all you wanted to get the house put together for Christmas. It is lovely. I'm feeling I need a few bottle brush trees so they will be on my shopping list this week. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

The Charm of Home said...

Have a wonderful Holiday! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!