My Alpine Home

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Creating Vintage Style Christmas. . . in My Neck of the Woods

Hello my friends, I am so excited to be hosting the ‘Creative Christmas’ link party today!
 
What a fun week this has been!  There have been some fabulous posts by Lynn,   Alice, and Cecilia.  You can bet that we will be topping it off with a fantastic one tomorrow! So be sure and hop over and link up your ‘Simple and Sweet’ Christmas with Carol from Art and Sand .

 
Now this party is not just for décor.  Would love to see some food items as well.  If you have a recipe that once belonged to your granny, please share it!

 
All links will remain open until the19th so come join in the fun!

 
I realize that when we hear the words ‘Vintage Christmas’ that thoughts of Shiny Brites, Putz Houses, etc. come to mind.
But us gals that love to decorate have to mix it up a little from year to year.
 
So today I am taking you out into my neck of the woods. . .

I’m sharing some of my woodsy vintage finds.

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Many of you know how much I love plaid. . .especially at Christmas.
I decided to decorate our bedroom as if we were in a cabin deep in the woods.
 
I pulled together my collection of vintage thermoses.

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The German sleigh is loaded up and ready for a Winter Picnic.

 


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The day that I did this I finished just as hubby arrived home from work.  I usually decorate our bedroom in snowmen so I was excited about the change.

I said, “Doesn’t it feel just like you’re up in the mountains?’'
He replied, “Makes me want to pull out my sleeping bag!”

I  know he was just teasing, but he loves to humor me.

To carry out the woodsy theme I hung an old pair of snowshoes over the bed.  My first instinct was to add a spray of greenery and dress them up.  But then I decided, what if we needed them to get to our cabin, better just leave them simple. lol!
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We packed up the ski’s for a little cross country exercise.
 
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I love my new deer pillow!  It was a give away win from Debra at Common Ground.
 
We may need to take along a couple of little oil lamps to light the way.
 
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I leaned an old sled against the red cabinet,
 
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and placed a $2 thrift find sleigh ride sign on top.
 
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Who knows, we might find time to sleigh ride or perhaps wander out and build a snowman.
 
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I gathered a little piece of plaid and tucked it inside of a pair of vintage skates.  Then I draped them over the bed post.
 
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I dressed up the bench with a white bolster pillow, a pom pom throw, and one of the plaid pillows I made out of an old dress last year.
 
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This is not vintage, but how perfect is this sweet stocking pillow that I got for my club gift Monday night?  Love it!
 
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I gave the bench a few vintage touches of plaid as well with my old scotch tins and a tote that I filled with greenery, a wintry branch, and berries.
 
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Notice the crochet doily?  A .$50 cent estate sale find.  It made me smile.  I can just imagine someone’s granny making it.
 
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We love our Utah mountains.  They certainly are gorgeous in the Winter!  Look who else loves them. . .yup, that’s Santa heading home with his tree.
 
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The deer on this pewter plate reminds us of what we might see wandering in the woods.
 
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If the lakes not frozen over hubby might drop a line and try to catch a fish.
 
I actually had a burlap wreath hanging on this old green door.  But then I saw how Mary Alice at Chateau Chic had decorated her old creel and It inspired me to do the same.
 
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Of course we have to decorate a tree to celebrate the season.
 
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I placed it in a vintage tree stand, (they don’t make them like that anymore), and hung ice skates, mittens, stars, and red cardinals.
 
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I hope you find some time to spend outdoors this holiday season!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
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Now let’s see all of your fabulous ‘Vintage Christmas’.


I will also be sharing with:
Jennifer Rizzo

41 comments:

Julie Reinwald said...
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Julie Reinwald said...

Your house looks ready for the holidays, Jann. I'll bet Utah is beautiful this time of year, and I love your woodsy, vintage theme. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Kris said...

Well that was just delightful!! How charming you have made your bedroom retreat! Like a cabin indeed!!! Loved it Jann!!!!
XO Kris

Jody Klein said...

Jann, I love, love all the plaids. My home is mostly decorated with them this year also. Seeing your thermos collection makes me want to get more myself. Have a wonderful day!

LL Farm said...

I LOVE it all!!!! The plaid thermoses, the snow shoes, the bedding...all of it!

Melissa said...

I love your bed. Did you DIY?

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, those thermos bottles and sled take me WAY back! :-) Enjoyed your vintage decorating!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am ready to move into your winter wonderland!! Love all that plaid and sweet woodsy theme.
hugs,
Linda

Trisha said...

Adorable bedroom...so many cute vintage things to drool over!

~Trisha

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the quilt on your bed! Love the red and the fisherman's basket!!

Susan Clayton said...

Love every bit of your plaid retreat!

Art and Sand said...

Everything is perfect - love the plaid.

I have to say that my favorite is the pillow only because I want to copy it.

We love your Utah mountains and snow too, but we bought season passes to June Mountain so we will be getting our money's worth there and won't ski in Utah this year.

Thanks for hosting this fun link party.

Rita C. said...

Oh Jann, I love, love, love this room! I want this room to go with my sunroom! And lucky you to have won that pillow from Debra & Elliot Heath. Really, just love this room. Awesome job!
What a fun link party - thank you for hosting this, I'll be back and join up one or more of my posts. :)
Rita

Maria Elena said...

Thank you so much for the party! :)

priscilla said...

Love all your vintage Christmas decorations Jann ! Love you bedding ! So pretty !

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
I love Christmas in your neck of the woods! Oh my-your Christmas vignettes - brimming with sweet treasures. I adore your bedroom and linens and of course the snowshoes caught my eye, the pillows-love, the skates, skis, thermos's, sled oh every detail is charming and welcoming.
I have so enjoyed your Christmas party!
Hugs,
Jemma

Diane said...

Love the pretty plaid and your beautiful Christmas features. Thanks for the party!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is such a cute and creative idea for the bedroom! You have a great antique thermos collection! Love the bedding, the skates on the bed and the skis by the tree!
This would be a nice retreat after a day out in the snow!

Victoria Lavender said...

Oh my goodness! I want to spend Christmas at YOUR house! All the red and niffy stuff all over! You truly have a beautiful Christmas spirit going on. Hugs, Victoria

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, I LOVE it all from the plaid thermos to the snow shoes over the bed--too fun!

kitty said...

Ooh Jann, I just love your vintage style! It's fun seeing your home all decked out. I love your quilt. Is that another one of your creations? I'm sighing over it!!

Cynthia said...

Jann such pretty touches. The snow shoes are a great touch. I also adore the skates. I've been looking for them for a couple of years and still haven't found any

Cindy

angie said...

loooooove it all!!!!!!! angie

Sarah said...

Everything is delightful! I love the collection of thermos atop the corner cupboard, and Santa in the toy truck pulling the tree. So clever!
Loving all the tartan I see!!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Jann...everything is so pretty!! Love all of it!!
~Cindy

Crochet Hooks said...

beautiful, relaxing and a touch of fun :)

Kim said...

Jann, I love that red bed!! Gorgeous!

Home Romance said...

Jann, thank you for visiting my virtual house! I read your messages today.

I loved your blog, and your Christmas decor, is so vintage and beautiful ...

I have a similar decorative bird! They are so cute, how to resist?

Thank you for hosting,

Hugs from Brazil!

Fernanda.

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
You never disappoint with your cute vintage vignettes Love your Christmas tour. My fave pic is the santa in the truck. Too sweet.
Kris

Alice Wingerden said...

Love it Jann! Especially that collection of thermoses, the snowshoes on the wall (I neeeed those! haha) and the little santa in the truck. Too cute!

Susan Clayton said...

What a fun party! What a lovely room! I am so far behind these days it will be March before I am caught up. But oh how I look forward to visiting all these great looking posts. I'm like a kid with a Whitmans Sampler at SYC I don't know what to eat/read 1st.
Angels to you. And I LOVE the room!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Jann! I just love all the tartan plaid! awesome-hugs aimee

lynn said...

love the plaid, jann! wonderful collection of vintage thermoses, and baskets! the bed looks so festive in the red and white:) the stocking pillow is just too cute!

Patricia Krank said...

Your home looks wonderful all decked out for Christmas. I especially love the plaids! Thank you for sharing and holiday blessings to you,
Patti

HMax said...

Love love love your plaid!! Thanks for hosting!

Heather

Lulu said...

At every stop there are such fun things to see. You've done a great job keeping eyes wide open for things to use as creative vignettes.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Thanks so much for hosting this great Christmas party!! Christmas Linky parties are in short supply this year....

Hugs,
Deb

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Red plaid is the perfect accent to your cabin style bedroom with that gorgeous quilt dressing your bed! Lots of fun collections you have, Jann!

Deanies Stash said...

Jann, I love the plaid. Vintage Christmas is my very favorite! Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Dianne

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The collection of vintage thermoses is such a great idea! Fun and perfect for hot drinks!

Monika Bourderioux said...

Hello Jenn,
Thanks for hosting this party. Merry Christmas. Monika