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Have you noticed that this year’s Christmas posts have been very vintage themed? I love using vintage for decorating in any season, but especially love vintage Christmas decor.
I’m sharing my living room Christmas decorations along with 26 blogging friends for a Celebrate Christmas blog tour hosted by Leen of Sand Dollar Lane.
On the Celebrate Christmas tour you’ll enjoy Christmas ideas including home tours, DIY ideas, tablescapes and centerpieces. You’ll find links to all of the bloggers sharing today at the end of this post.
If you arrived here from Postcards from the Ridge, welcome! Angie is a dear friend and I love her vintage style.
A Very Vintage Christmas in the Formal Living Room
Earlier this week I shared the mantel in our formal living room decorated for Christmas. Today I’m sharing the rest of the formal living room’s Christmas decor.
Our formal living room is a light filled room that is primarily used by our dog, Sherman. Sherman spends his day guarding the house from “his” sofa or napping on the rug.
When visitors come over, Sherman shares his room with them. The $5 wing back chairs that my mom snagged for me at a church auction sale are comfortable and they are decorated for the season with white fur pillows that I made last year and red wool pillows that I made this year. The striped throw is from Ikea.
Swarovski Christmas Tree
Every Christmas I display a wooden tree filled with Swarovski snowflake ornaments on a music stand to the left of the mantel.
The wooden tree that he helped me to make a long time ago is full of pretty snowflakes.
Econolite motion lamps were produced in the 1950’s. When turned on, the heat of a light bulb makes a part inside turn making it appear to snow on the lampshade. My mother gifted me with this Econolite years ago and it’s another piece that I display all winter.
I love vintage Santa items and grouped a few of my favorites here. The red Santas originally came filled with candy.
The Santa mug belonged to my great-great aunt who raised my grandmother. My great-great aunt passed this to my grandmother, who passed it to my mom, who passed it to me. I love pulling this guy out of a Christmas bin each year.
Christmas Decor on the Chest
My mom gave me my Byer’s Choice skaters and cat in the early 1990’s.
A Knox Hats Santa bank is a recent vintage find on Facebook. I purchased it from a local gentleman selling items from his dad’s estate. His parents had more than 300 Santas that they displayed each Christmas.
Next on the tour is Suzy of Worthing Court. Suzy has a beautiful home and I know that it is going to be a pleasure to see her Christmas decor.
Celebrate Christmas Tour