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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Christmas in my Living Room

I'm joining in the Christmas fun at the Vintage Inspiration party at Debra's blog ~ Common Ground! I have been collecting for years and am decorating more and more with vintage Christmas items. My tree is completely adorned with vintage ornaments and I decked my mantel with bottle brush trees and all my little paper houses...
I have quite the little village now!

Here's what it looks like at night...


I have been accumulating for so long now that the overflow spilled into the bookcase next to the fireplace!

Counted and I'm up to 30 vintage bottle brush trees of all colors and sizes...truly addicting!!

I added a couple cute little wooden angels on skiis and a sweet little, pink snowgirl to this scene!
(click to enlarge for a better look!)

I bought this new silver tree last year and just love it ~ perfect for my smaller ornaments!

My husband asked me tonight why I have 2 trees?? He just doesn't get it I guess!

Holiday vignette on my hearth.

Downsized my snowman collection to just my favorites.

Someday this winter when I have nothing to do, I really need to thin out some of my Christmas stuff! It's amazing what you accumulate in 34 years and how your tastes change!
This is how I decorated my living room cupboard! I love the soft look of all the muted colors and textures!

Lots of sweet vintage "stuff"!!

I love this cupboard, but not nearly as much as my new one in my dining room!

Next I will be sharing some of the vignettes I've put together in other rooms and hopefully soon will come the big "reveal" of my newly remodeled kitchen!!

All the work is finished and my new dining room set is "in transit"!!

Soon, I promise!! For now, hop on over to Debra's blog and check out all the other wonderful Christmas inspiration being shared!!


  1. Julie...you know I just love EVERYTHING on this post...BE STILL MY HEART

  2. Julie,
    Love that little lantern vignette.

    barbara jean

  3. Julie, Your decorations are beautiful! I love how you display them all and your right about how your taste changes! My tree is also vintage ornaments and I have decided that's one thing you can never have too much of.

  4. Love all of the vintage decorations! The bottle brush tree collection is wonderful!! I know what you mean about thinning out Christmas decoration. I have so many things I don't use anymore and it's just taking up space!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. I'm laughing at the husband comment. Mine has just learned NOT to ask questions. He just nods his head in the affirmative with a smile on his face. LOL! I just cannot get enough of the little putz houses and bottle brush trees, love how you've displayed them and at night on the mantle they're just gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking up, Julie!!

  6. I am in love with your paper glitter houses! I could look at it all day it just makes me smile so much. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

  7. Julie, I just love the Putz houses and bottlebrush trees. They really look nice at night! judy

  8. What fun collections! Love the tinsel trees and tiny houses. Merry Christmas!

  9. I love EVERY bit of this Julie. AND, I love your background on this blog. It is to die for! The vintage bottle brush trees and glittered houses are my favorites. Your house is so cozy and inviting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. I once had someone ask why I had dueling trees. Yours are lovely.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Christmas bracelet giveaway

  11. Hi Julie,
    I found you over at Linda's. Love all of your collections, and I especially love your cupboard! All of your treasures are just wonderful!!

  12. hi julie,
    visiting from linda's blog itsy bits and pieces. i agree with you on how tastes can change. i went through a primitive stage and have now gone back to my original taste of vintage.
    i have a few of my mom's paper houses and love them. she still has a large white church that i poked the windows out of when i was little cuz i wanted to see all the people inside. i laugh now, but i'm sure she was not at all amused at the time.
    merry christmas!

  13. Julie- Your collection is beautiful! Love ALL those bottle brush trees! This year I got my first white/bleached trees and a wreath! Love them to pieces! Those little houses are precious!
    I used to put up 4 trees in my larger house, but now just have the one big one! But I love a house full of decorations at Christmas!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Tammy :-)

  14. Hi Julie~ I have been offline for a while due
    to computer problems. I love your bottle brush
    trees, I also have a collection of them and
    paper houses too. My favorite is a small church that my mom bought in the 50's.
    Love your background and that grandbaby just
    gets cuter and cuter.

  15. Your Christmas looks fabulous sweet friend!
    Thanks for stopping by & visiting my Vintage Christmas. Here's to making new Wonderful Holiday Memories!!
    Smiles & Candy Canes,

  16. Julie,
    How festive everything looks! Isn't it fun, especially at night when everything just "shines"!
    Blessed season to you and your family.......:)

  17. Your interior design is well enough. I must try to design my new home with such format.
    However, your quality post impressed me to go ahead in decorating the new home.

  18. I love all your vintage decorations! Fun stuff to look at everywhere, I would have fun just hanging out at your house! Happy Holidays!


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