Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An All White Christmas: Decor For Your Home


White & Blue Christmas at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Last month, we were asked to create an amazing vintage Christmas inspiration shoot for Folk Magazine. After some serious late night texting, we decided on an all-white theme with pops of blue, natural greenery, and wood. Alicia Brown lent us her phenomenal photography skills, and we left with one of our favorite shoots yet.

Across the street from Vintiquities, where we shot, were thick cedar trees that we borrowed limbs from. Their gorgeous muted blue berries were a perfect addition to the table.

Vintage Christmas Postcards as placeholders at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage Christmas postcards served as place cards; while velvet bows decorated the plates and held the napkins. Most all of the postcards we collected are addressed and written before 1910. They reveal dear messages for family and friends that have long since gone.

Vintage Christmas postcard at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Strips of velvet tied into bows at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Snowberries are one of our favorite seasonal decorations to use, and they looked stunning tucked into the napkin bows. 

White Horses for Christmas at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Thrifted carousel horses spray painted white & glittered at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Thrifted carousel horses spray painted white & glittered at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Thrifted carousel horses spray painted white & glittered at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Thrifted carousel horses covered in white paint and clear glass glitter make a stunning centerpiece.

Vintage apothecary jars with Christmas greenery at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

We used an old dresser as a buffet -- smaller than a normal buffet and so much character...

Vintage French Ironstone Platter at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

I bought this platter from French Larkspur. She fills her online shoppe with treasures from France. They are affordable and gorgeous..head over for a one of a kind find!

Vintage Silver Utensils at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage birdcage with candles & greenery at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

White & Blue Christmas at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

White & Blue Christmas at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Place ornaments atop old bottles at Christmas at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Make your old bottle collection festive by placing colorful Christmas ornaments on top of them! Simple and so cute!

Vintage clocks in a Christmas tree at www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Our tree was decorated with clocks, rope, snowberries, ruffled crepe paper, and vintage candles. We'll be providing a tutorial on the garland and ruffled crepe paper we created! So easy and so pretty.

Presents were wrapped with strips of velvet, vintage watch faces, and ruffled crepe paper. Of course we had to tuck some more snowberries in as well. You can't go wrong with snowberries! Unless you eat them...

String vintage watch faces on velvet strips for packaging embellishments at www.vintagewhitesblog.com


You can find the whole shoot and story in FOLK Magazine's Christmas issue! We'll be shooting a Valentine's Day inspiration this weekend, due out in February...now is a great time to subscribe if you haven't already!

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11 comments:

  1. Wow!! So much inspiration here. My FOLK Magazine Christmas issue is on it's way to me, I can't wait to see it.
    And you shot at Vintiquities!! My favorite shop in the Flathead area and Anita is a special friend..
    You ladies are just doing it right!!

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    1. Thank you Karen!!! Yes...we HAD to shoot at Anita's! It was the perfect spot!!

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  2. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, x100!! How did you make the crepe paper ruffled?

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    1. Oh thank you!!! We will have a tutorial on that very soon! :)

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  3. Wowie! Fabulous!! ....you girls are REALLY something! Including that amazing photographer, Alicia, and wonderful Anita!

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    1. Alicia really is amazing....Anita's place was PERFECT!! Thank you! XO

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  4. Amazing! Gorgeous! Inspiring! You girls rock! ~ Janie

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  5. I am loving the tree decorated with the clocks! Such a great idea!

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