Three Christmas Decorating Ideas from a Vintage Market...
It was fun attending a couple of vintage markets last week. Like many of you, I love hunting for special, one-of-a-kind timeworn treasures. I also enjoy seeing how the vendors display their items... from creative backdrops such as garden gates and antique doors to the artistic way they style shelves... There's always so much inspiration!
Here are three Christmas decorating ideas inspired by the vintage market, The Great Junk Hunt...
1. Gather and group items that are in your holiday color palette. I typically use the traditional red and green colors in my Christmas decorating, along with plenty of white and woods. As you can see in the display above, most items are not Christmas specific - a red travel case, green typewriter, red and green books, etc. Have fun seeing how many items you can find in your holiday colors around your house. Consider using items in out-of-the-box ways to add creativity and interest in your home.
2. Use greenery generously! Evergreen branches add a festive touch, along with a fresh pine scent. I love how the vendor above used clothespins to clip branches to the rustic garden gate.
3. Incorporate vintage Christmas decorations for simple, timeless, and joyful surroundings. There's just something about the holidays that makes me nostalgic - classic Christmas music, movies, and decorations have a special place in my heart. (You too?!) I've begun collecting ornaments from the 1940s and 1950s... I think I love the vintage packaging even more than the shiny little bulbs and tinsel inside the boxes!
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