December 21, 2011

My Holly Jolly Vintage Christmas Tour...

I have a shelf in my sunroom that stretches 20 feet long. It is filled with all my favorite vintage Christmas collections. It's way up high. Away from little hands and little kitty paws.






My sunroom tree is filled with all my favorite vintage ornaments.

(Thank you for the bead ornaments Aunt Jean & Aunt Marion)

I'm living on the edge with this tree. Our kitten Luna loves sleeping under this tree because the sunroom floor is heated. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't find the ornaments as lovely as the heated floor. We do have a GIANT tree in our living room that is filled with non-vintage ornaments. I've nicknamed it our "church" tree because it's 11 feet tall and 7 feet wide. I'll share pictures of it tomorrow.

Next to my craft room, the sunroom is my 2nd favorite room in the house. A few other of my favorite vintage Christmas items include...

...the Christmas mail carrier that hung on the door at my grandparents home that now collects our special mail...

...this bell door hanger on my laundry room door...

...these fabulous "tacky" ornaments...

...special candles and bottle brush trees...




...this lamp post, special Santa(s) and card from Viv...

...and this special snow shovel vignette.

Linking up with :
It's a Very Cherry World: Rednesday

Coloradoloady: Vintage Thingie Thursday

PS. Paper snowflakes, snowmen & our GIANT tree
will be featured first thing Thursday!


XOXO

25 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love both your tours. Your bedroom is exquisite, must be so nice to relax in that space. I have never really decorated the bedroom for Christmas, so I was very intrigued. As for Jolly Holly, you have an amazing assortment of fun collections. I really love Santa's Mail. How cute!

Corey Moortgat said...

What a fantastic place to display all your goodies- that big ledge is spectacular! Love the dollhouse up there!!

DearHelenHartman said...

So much vinty goodness. Your home must be filled with fun and love.

Lynn said...

omg!! Your sunroom is amazing!! I love the shovel with vintage images on it!! Adoreable!! I found a sleigh almost like yours at a yardsale this past Saturday! My neighbor called and told me to get up to the next neighborhood quick, vintage Christmas goodies at a Christmas garage sale. So I got up and got dressed got hubby up out of the bed and up we went(I can't drive yet) so I walked away with some treasures!!

Your home is amazing!! Love all the vintage and yep tacky decorations too! Lots of hugs!
Lynn

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

So much scrumptiousness! My favorite is the shovel!!! That shelf is the best! I'm guessing it's put to all kinds of decorative uses throughout the year. : )

Courtney said...

I always love to see how you decorate your sunroom. I would probably spend all my time in there, I think it would be a great place to curl up with a great book.

Karin said...

It's so beautiful, Kim! I think coming to your house for the holidays would be very magical. :)

My Beautiful World said...

Everything is just lovely. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012

Always Wendy

Cheryl G. said...

Really very sweet. I love your shelf! It's brilliant!
I love all your ornaments and Christmas baubles!

Heather said...

The sunroom is a great place to display all your beautiful Christmas treasures! I love the photo with Luna all stretched out under the tree!

My Vintage Mending said...

I cannot pick a favorite. I love it all so much. I have been waiting to see what you would do with that shovel. Magic. Amazingly perfect. I want to come and lay under the tree with Luna! Merry Christmas...Renee

Lee said...

Looks like Christmas at your house! So many wonderful things-looking forward to seeing what you post tomorrow!
Have a wonderful day!

Mary said...

Hello, visiting from Rednesday. I just love all your pretty Christmas goodies...your home looks so inviting and cozy..
Merry Christmas

Pam said...

My Mom used to have one of the ceramic trees with the little lights on it. I am so jealous that you have snow already. I guess you are a little North of here.

birdie blue said...

your home is absolutely lovely, kim. love all of the darling vintage ornaments and christmasy items in your sunroom. i think if i ever visited your home, i'd need to walk around for a few hours just to take it all in... so much 'pretty'.

the sweetest little teaset in the whole world arrived in the mail today. thank you, my friend. i love it.

xo
molly

vivian said...

I think I should come visit you for the all the holidays, halloween and now christmas too! and probably for easter as well!
so much great stuff. You have a wonderful collection and I love how its all displayed!
xoxoxo
vivian

D said...

Beautiful home and beautiful vintage stuff. My fav has got to be that adorable doll house!

D said...

Beautiful home and beautiful vintage stuff. My fav has got to be that adorable doll house!

Donna said...

I love your sunroom, Kim, and the long shelf makes such a fun display area! I adore all of your bottle brush trees, and wonderful vintage ornaments and decor, like the lamp post. Your big tree sounds amazing! Can't wait to see it! It would put our poor little tree to shame:) Looks like you are going to have a white Christmas!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Luna is so sweet! Just put a bow on her and she'll be the cutest gift under the tree. (My daughter's cat was named Luna too. Sadly, she went to kitty heaven a few days ago.)
What wonderful vintage decor! I found your little Gurley deer and choirboys. The aqua blue beaded ball is lovely! My husband's grandmother made some similar ones years ago and I am VERY happy that we were able to rescue them and hang them on our tree. (Someone else in the family put them in a box to be trashed when the house was being sold.) I love your dollhouse surrounded by all the cute little trees.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What would Christmas be without at least one tacky ornament? LOL


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Hat of brilliant red.

You’re the warmest color,
Not like blue or green—
Red hat at the vendor’s,
Red hat, you’re my queen.


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jeanne said...

Hello Kim, I love your beautiful Christmas displays and your lovely tree. Luna looks content sleeping under the tree so far. HA! We have a pup that is very interested in all the changes in our home for Christmas. I saw a pink angel flying through the air while she had a cloth moose in her mouth. Sigh!!! she is two and I was hoping her age might slow her down a tad. All I ask for is a tad. She is winning.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I can't wait to see that tall tree.
Hugs, Jeanne

laurie -magpie ethel said...

What fun to fill up a shelf that big with holiday goodies and other fun stuff - awesome!

Joanna B said...

I always love to see what you do with your shelf! Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Love all your posts, but especially the ones of your vintage collections. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year msnj