A Little Inspiration...


We had our Thanksgiving family get-together just last night, so today I am starting to do some Christmas decorating!  I'm surrounded by boxes and need a little inspiration to get started!  Thought I'd share some ornament photos from previous years~  we decorate in mostly vintage, as I have been collecting it for many years... hope you are inspired, too!





I LOVE the look of silverplate, ornaments, and tinsel...






This sweet little porcelain bell belonged to my husband's Grandmother...


Well, I guess I'm ready to start decorating the tree!  I'll share more of my vintage Christmas collections in the days ahead!

Until next time...
Linda

34 comments

  1. I'm dying over all of your vintage decorations, I especially love the brush trees with them. Beautiful. I'm heading out this week to see if I can get my hands on some vintage ornies. Hugs-Carrie

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  2. I can see we have the same taste in ornaments!

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  3. I love all those ornaments, your tree is looking good Linda! Hope you enjoyed the day.

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  4. Your ornaments are beautiful! This is my second year of collecting them and I'm excited to put them on the tree! I love the little clip on birds! I saw some at an antiques mall this weekend but I didn't splurge. They are so cute!
    Sarah

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  5. Hi Linda, this was very inspiring indeed! I have a few pieces from when I was a child that I love to get out every year. I'll have to post photos soon! Have a great week!

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  6. You KNOW I LOVE your vintage tree and decorations :) Your tree from last year is so pretty. Wanna come over and help me fill my tree out a bit more?!
    Looking forward to seeing your decor this Christmas.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  7. Hi Linda!
    Your Vintage Ornaments a Wonderful!
    I Think you know what you are Doing from your Pics of Last Year. Grouping them together always is Beautiful! Just an Idea..Try Adding more Shapes and Textures of Like Color. At the Store, We Also Used a Lot of Cloches on a Stand or Stack of Antique Books as Well as Apothecary Jars to Feature a Special Items. I am Probably Preaching to the Choir!! You have Wonderful Decorating Sense!
    Have Fun!!
    Happy Monday!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  8. Linda, I love your vintage blinginess! We have very similar tastes by the look of it. I'm very excited about the thought of starting my Christmas decorating too. Big job, but oh so worth it!
    Cheers ~
    Dawn.

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  9. Love your ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Linda,
    Your olden ornaments are so great! Everything looks wonderful!

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  11. I'm over the moon for those vintage ornaments! I saw some in an antique store and almost bought them, but my hubby would probably disown me if I brought home any more Christmas decorations.

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  12. Yay!!! I love it. It looks just like my mom's tree, Linda. She is 80 and has never, EVER thrown away an ornament.
    I dusted yesterday, as that's it in that dept. until decorations are put away. Boxes are stacked and waiting....
    xo
    lynn

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  13. Your ornaments are beautiful, Linda! I love how you have added them to the silver platters. I have begun to decorate too, and I have boxes all over the house! I love to decorate for Christmas, but it always seems to take me forever! Have a great night!

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  14. What a lovely tree. Anxious to see what you do this year.

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  15. How fun to have all those vintage ornaments. I'm sure you create one beautiful tree.
    Jane

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  16. How beautiful! I am anxious to see more. Have a blessed day!

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  17. My tree looks a lot like yours... iIt just won't be up for a while yet! I have all my mom's ornaments from the 1950's - 1960's... that she was throwing out in the 1980's!! Can't wait to see more of your great pics.

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  18. So pretty! I love everything vintage. I am going to do my home in vintage this year too! Have a few of my granny's and mom's things. Yours looks so good! Blessings, Vicky

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  19. I sure am loving all your vintage Christmas, especially the gorgeous ornaments in the silverplate bowls!!! I decorate with mostly vintage too. Hope to get at it this next week! Can't wait to see more of your decorating!! Julie

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  20. Yes! It's the old Shiny Brite ornaments I'm always looking for. Especially pink! You have a great collection! Jacqueline

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  21. Awww, Linda,
    How truly precious!!! And I love your blog header...and your Christmas decorations are beautiful!!!
    XO

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  22. Linda, you have a gorgeus collection, how many beautifull bobbles, -your tree will look very special.
    XO,Dorthe

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  23. Hey Linda....!

    I hope you are well Lovey....! THANKS so much for your recent comments....You know I LOVE it when you visit....!

    Your ornaments made me smile BIG TIME....We decorate our tree on the 6th December & I have 15 vintage suitcases filled to the brim to sort through....hahahahaha....I'm a BIG believer there's NO SUCH THINK as too much Vintage Christmas....!!

    I hope you're having a WONDERFUL week....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  24. Linda, I hope you enjoyed your celebration. These pics are just beautiful.

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  25. Hi Linda! I love your Christmas Banner ~ so charming and perfectly festive. Your tree is beautiful and I love the ornaments and glass beads. So much to see on your wonderful blog. I could stay for hours!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. OH Linda I LOVE your vintage ornaments! I look for pink and aqua ones all the time, but don't really have much luck. I don't think anyone makes anything as pretty as the old stuff! :)
    Thanks for your comments on my Christmas mantel...I do love my symmetry! :0) lol
    Have a great week!
    Hugs
    Missy

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  27. As always your pictures are beautiful Linda!! Have a good evening :)


    Athena

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  28. I had a feeling that
    your home would really
    shine at Christmas and
    I was right! Looking
    forward to seeing it
    all unfold, Linda!
    xx Suzanne

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  29. Linda,
    Hey I have those same boxes all over my house. I love the old ornaments too. I collected for years, then inherited my parents collection so I have tons. I really love the silver plate displays you did. Beautiful! Lisa
    PS Hope you've gotten further than me.

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  30. Oh Linda, your magnificent Vintage inspired Tree is certainly an inspiration. I too collect and adore the older Ornaments, I have some from Europe that belonged to my Gt. Grandparents... very fragile and yet have endured over 100 years already! Thanks for your sweet comment on my Christmas Post... Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  31. I adore vintage Christmas things. I have a little tree with my antique ornaments on it way up high on top of my great grandmas china cabinet so the kids can't knock it over. Happy Christmas to you!

    Thespa
    Vintiquities Workshop

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