Thursday, December 17, 2009


For many years, it has been an annual tradition to help my mother with her holiday decorating.  As you know by now, collecting and holiday exuberance genes run deep in my family. My parents have an amazing collection of vintage Christmas decorations, and no one is immune from my mother's enthusiasm at Christmas time.   Decorating the house and the tree is no small task, but we put on the holiday tunes, make a pot of coffee, and get to work.  The tree is the main event, but we seem to tuck a little bit of green or glitz in just about every nook and cranny.  Here is a taste of what we did this year.......
The main tree filled with vintage ornaments and piled high with "presents" in vintage store boxes (these are just for show-our real gifts get stashed under yet another tree!)

A detail of the kitchen cupboard filled with 40's, 50's and 60's Christmas collectibles.

Santa peeking out of a vintage sign and a really fabulous 3-D sleigh and reindeer.

Holiday mantel at night, featuring vintage candles, cellophane wreaths, and porcelain faced choir boys.

Sparkly side table.

A couple of prized ornaments displayed in silver compotes and surrounded with bits of glitz.

A festive mix of everyday silver pieces and various styles of  vintage fruit.

Hope this offers a bit of inspiration for decking your own halls!

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks amazing, Christine! Your mom has so many lovely things ... and she's lucky to have such a talented helper!