Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Always A Vintage Christmas

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Christmas is my most FAVORITE time of year! Every year I can't wait to bring out the boxes and boxes of sparkly, glittery and shiny trinkets. This year…I had a very hard time. Just as I have had a hard time decorating our new house, I have had a hard time decking the halls with holiday cheer. Why is it so hard? 

Good news is I can spend the next several years perfecting the fine art of "Christmas Decorating". 

My mom and I made the wreaths for all the windows. It didn't take too long and was so much cheaper than buying 9 wreaths! 

I made the pillow covers from a wool blanket that I had. I know…it's a shame to cut up a gorgeous blanket, right? But we would never use the little throw blanket and I really wanted to use it for the pillows. 

We hunted for the tree on the in-laws' property. We found it right away. After my husband, the kids and I decorated the tree, my husband says, "you're style is always the same, but every year the tree is just a little different".  He's right. The tree changes slightly every year. This year I decided to only use vintage ornaments on it. 

I am working on my mantel. Perhaps you'll see it before long. I haven't liked it since we put it up. So, something needs to change. 

Hope this gave you a little bit of Christmas cheer! 
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  1. You amaze me...New baby...and you wonder why it has been hard this year...Everything looks beautiful, I love your couches.

    1. Oh thank you, Anita! That's very encouraging. Hopefully it will get easier as life becomes less stressful. Merry Christmas!

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  3. I love it over here! oh, you must come link up to Fishtail Cottage's Christmas party! xoxo, tracie

  4. Oh what a beautiful house Jana! It's so Christmassey and homey! Seeing houses like yours make me want to sell everything here in Germany and move to the US in heatbeat! You did a great job decorating too, love all the vintage goodness. Your sofas are so beautiful and the old windows and doors and mirrors *sigh* I'm going to follow you now with bloglovin. Sending you happy Advent wishes from Boxwood Cottage

  5. I love everything about your house as it is decorated for Christmas. So beautiful.

  6. What a gorgeous home you have and I adore the handmade wreaths that you and your mom made.I'm delighted to feature your home on my Shabbilicious Friday round-up of Christmas homes post today.
    Merry Christmas,

  7. I am visiting from Shabbilicious Friday. All I can say is, "oh, my!"

    B E A U T I F U L !!!