It's here, everyone! Time to show you all why it took me 3 days to decorate. I love this time of year so much. It's so fun to pull out all of my decorations and either remember where I got them or remember that I have them! It took me a little longer than usual to put everything out because I was really trying to mix things up from last year. I think I succeeded!
Last year, I decorated my aluminum tree in all pink Shiny Brites. This year, I went with blue.
The wreath that Maddie, Hanna, & I made last year. Question for all of you wreath makers....how do you keep the ornaments from falling off while the wreath is being stored? I had about 10 ornaments in the bottom of the box that I had to re-glue.
The little nook in my living room. Hanna & I decided this is our favorite decorated spot in the house.
I only found a couple new Santa boots this year but I honestly don't know how I could fit more. The Santa & reindeer blow mold was a gift from Brian and the kids last year. I never got around to taking a picture of it.
Last year, the top of my Pyrex cabinet was home to all of my Santa mugs. This year, I decided it was a good place to display my tins and tape dispensers along with other red and green things.
During the rest of the year, these jars hold kitchen things like sugar and drink mixes. I emptied them out and added some mercury glass garland, bottle brush trees, old cookie cutters, and ornament hook boxes. I love this area!
All of the cute thrifted Lefton holly tableware I have picked up over the last couple of years. I displayed it on my dining room table on top of the giant Poinsettia tablecloth I got at the flea market.
During the rest of the year, this shelf holds my collection of Swanky Swigs. I think it's the perfect spot for all of my Christmas girls.
I'm super proud of this window display. I thought of it all by myself! I took the vintage piece of fabric I bought at the flea market a few weeks ago and used vintage clothespins to attach my old stocking collection to it. Isn't it sweet?
This shelf normally holds my vintage syrup dispensers. This year it is home to my cute caroler collection.
Here is my Tom's Peanuts store display rack, which is usually where I keep my souvenir glasses. It holds my vintage Christmas glassware perfectly.
I switched out my turquoise cart for my red one. It holds lots of great vintage kitchen stuff in Christmas colors.
Some of these boxes are empty and some have ornaments in them. A lot of times I just buy the ornaments to display the boxes. Shiny Brite boxes are the best!
Insane, isn't it? Can you believe the amount of Santa mugs I have acquired in the last year? I should tell you that all of the ones in the back row are sitting on top of even more Santa mugs that you can't see! Quite the mantle display, huh?
I love this little mish-mash display, especially the old scale with the egg basket full of old ornaments.
Maddie's Rushton Santa along with the Santa pillow I found at an estate sale earlier in the year.
Little angels displayed on a stack of vintage suitcases.
Out of all of my blow molds, this little redheaded angel is at the top of my list of favorites.
I put all of my Gurley candles on the shelf right outside Alex's bedroom door. I figured that they were the safest thing to put there since he runs into this shelf and knocks things off of it at least once a week!
My entry way table holds all of my reindeer and bottle brush trees & wreaths. There are also some random blow molds hanging out there too.
Hanna walked into this table the other day and knocked over just about every single thing on it. She spent a good 15 minutes trying to put it back together!
I bought this little tinsel tree at the antique mall last year. It's the perfect size to hang my tiny Shiny Brites on.
My most prized possession. This is the ceramic tree that my Grandma Gloria had made for me the year I was born, 37 years ago. That makes it vintage, right?
Last but not least, our tree. This year I thought I would save myself some work and go with a smaller tree. Normally we get about a 12' one but this year our tree is about 8'. I didn't even get to use half of my ornaments! Next year, we will be getting a much taller one.
So that's it for me. I hope that you guys enjoyed everything as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. It's a lot of hard work but so worth it in the end. Now I just have to psych myself up to pack it all away.
Merry Christmas to all of you out in blogland!!
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