Some Christmas Decorating Ideas From Our Home...

As we head into Christmas week, I thought it was about time I share 
some of the decorating around our home!  



I've had a simple, natural decorating style the last few years, but this year I decided to pull out a few more boxes of my vintage collection and do a little more decorating!  
I always love dressing up the dining room and kitchen...
this year, I was influenced by our Scandinavian heritage!
There are lots of photos and ideas, so I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee or tea 
and sit back and enjoy your visit... 





I loving using little tabletop trees to showcase some of my smaller ornaments 
and have several of them in the house...




I've added red transferware to the aqua colors I had on the hutch...



This year I used lots of gnomes, elves, and deer...





The red wooden Norwegian rosemaled bowl was a wedding gift many years ago...


I love this old embroidered redwork cloth...






This hand painted Father Christmas was given to me by a dear aunt...










Here's a special Santa apron from my childhood...I shared this treasure several years ago, in one of my favorite posts.  Having lost my father this year, the old Christmas memories I shared are even more special to me!  I hope you take a moment to read about them...


I keep a coffee, cocoa, and tea station year round...red and white straws with a vintage Santa mug full of candy canes gives it a holiday feeling...


I painted this sign on an old board using a graphic from the design feature on PicMonkey{affiliate link}  I enlarged the graphic, transferred it, hand painted it, and finally distressed the paint, for a great look...



There are lots of old ornaments...


I found these little trees at the thrift store recently and gathered some of my vintage nativity figures beneath the branches...it decorates the breakfast bar...





I love the graphic look of a vintage cheese box...


The living room is decorated in several areas...and it's all about the tree...


Mixing many styles and colors of old game letters (I trim the paper ones to fit) gives a fresh whimsical twist to this easy project.  I use E-6000 glue to attach the letters to wood game letter trays...you could paint the trays in coordinating colors, too.



I bought a paper mache deer head at the craft store (using a half off coupon, it cost $6), painted it white, and hung it on a wreath...



The chenille dog ornament was found on etsy several years ago...


This year we bought a flocked artificial tree.  
I have wanted a flocked tree for many years and we love it!


The little girl in the Santa hat is a porcelain bell ornament 
that was my husband's grandmother's...



I had fun making these cute gnome ornaments from
 Better Homes and Gardens this year...instructions HERE


The tree is beautiful all lit up...



I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of what we've done here!  This will be my last post of 2014...I am going to be enjoying some time with my family and celebrating Christmas.  I am so grateful for all of your visits and supportive comments this year!  I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

31 comments

  1. Everything looks so festive. You have Santa mugs, too. I stick a rooted cutting of something, preferably a piece of Christmas Cactus with a blossom or two, in a yogurt cup or something that will fit inside a Santa mug. Wax-leaf begonias work well, too.

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  2. Linda, what a gorgeous home you have created for Christmas. It just make your heart so happy seeing all your memories out for your family and others to enjoy.
    Merry Christmas! Xo
    Dagmar

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  3. What a lovely christmas home Linda :) Hope my little christmas gift has arrived...?
    GOD JUL from Vibeke

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  4. Visual treats. Great Christmas collections. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  5. Very nice! I especially like the dining room hutch. I put out a lot of my vintage stuff this year. I even hung a macrame tree that I made in 1980 and had never hung before. Since I'm vintage now my original ornaments and decorations are vintage too!

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  6. Dear Linda, as my time online for now, till after christmas is limited, I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas for you and your family.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  7. Beautifully done! Merry Christmas to you.

    xo Danielle

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  8. Linda,
    So bright and merry. Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy.
    Kris

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  9. You've got some really cute and pretty ornaments and decorations, Linda! I love how you've decorated your home. It looks so festive and welcoming. It would make me enjoy my time spent at home. Love your flocked tree! I've been wanting one for a couple of years and am hoping I might find one on clearance this year for next year's tree. Can I ask where you found yours? Do you still love it?

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Linda!
    Your home and tree are beautiful!
    Happy New Year too!
    love,
    deb

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  11. I love the simplicity yet beautiful Christmas decor!
    I feel your pain re. losing your Father ;( I lost my Precious Pop to cancer September 14th. This is a really tough time for the absence of such a Great Loved one!!!!!
    Thinking of you and your Family!
    Beth Boothe, OK

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  12. Wow, you did such a beautiful job with all your vintage touches. Thank you for all the inspiration!
    Hugs to you and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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  13. You know how much I enjoy gazing over all your wonderful vintage collections Linda! It's hard to pick a favorite :) although I love how you incorporate sentimental pieces like your apron. I want tomake a sign now too! Enjoy your time with family ..Merry Christmas dear friend!

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  14. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Linda! Your home is beautiful!! Hope Santa is good to all of you!!

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  15. Your home is decorated beautifully, Linda! I painted that same Norwegian Santa years ago and I looked for my signature to be sure it wasn't painted by me! I love all your vintage collectibles, especially those mischievous little elves. The best Christmas decorations are those that have history behind them, and your apron, rosemaled bowl and sweet angel ornament are irreplaceable. Thank you for another year of blogging friendship and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Linda!
    Vickie

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  16. You have a few of my favorite things. I love the table top tree! The vintage ornaments are beautiful. I love the Santa mugs. They are my new thing. I've collected 12 this year and I've got to do a blog post on them. That will probably be Christmas day. Have yourself a Merry Christmas! It's here.

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  17. You have so many lovely decorations, Linda! I especially love your table top tree with the vintage ornaments, kind of comforting to my heart! Blessings for a very Merry Christmas!

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  18. Your home looks enchanting and so beautiful. Love the soft colours you have used and all the wonderful little details. It all looks so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing, wish you a very blessed Christmas, Pam

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  19. These pictures were so much fun to look at! Just beautiful!
    But I enjoyed the story of your sweet Santa apron, and your family traditions even more!
    Happy Holidays to you-
    Erica :)

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  20. What a lovely visit!

    I enjoyed everything of course :) You have such sweet memories wrapped up in each decoration....

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

    Love Karen x



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  21. Linda,
    Your home looks so very festive...love all the vintage touches you have in your décor. I am looking forward to using my little trees like yours next year (I got 2 at HL yesterday at 66% off). Thanks so much for sharing at my party this week. Merry Christmas!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. each and every photo is so delightful and festive! have the merriest of christmases Linda!

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  23. Such lovely Vintage Christmas decor! I appreciate my treasures year round but never so much as at Christmas! Merry Christmas, Cecilia

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  24. I love all your vintage Christmas decorations! They give such a nostalgic Christmasy feel to your beautiful home!

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  25. Linda, it's perfection! Charming, and very YOU. Merry Christmas!

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  26. Everything looks so pretty in your home, Linda! I especially love all your small trees! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and special.

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  27. Linda, Linda, Linda! I love every little detail....you are so gifted at finding & displaying!
    Happiest of New Years to you!
    Kari

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  28. Your Christmas decorations are all so pretty and unique! I love the ornaments made out of pinecones and the little trees that you hang ornaments on. I have that same paper mache deer head too. Love how you painted yours white! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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