Christmas Home Tour 2014...A Vintage Inspired Holiday Season...Part One

french country style christmas

I've been finished decorating our home for Christmas for a couple of weeks now, and as an on~line shop owner this is the season for squeezing everything in to a condensed time slot! I have many photos to share with you today, welcome on in...

vintage christmas wreath aqua

It all started with this wreath that is hanging over the living room mantel. I generally start styling a room around one large piece that inspires me, and this vintage wreath that I've had for many years was my muse in color and vintage vibe...

aqua and silver christmas

It's filled with the original picks, frosted pinecones, vintage bells and baubles and is actually some sort of older plastic. In past years I've hung it (and it's coordinating "twin") on our double front doors...

french country cottage christmas

A pull back shot of the living room shows that I've gone forward with the aqua tones from the wreath with some more subtle touches...

vintage aqua christmas vignettes

Twinkle lights and faux garland mixed with real greens, vintage aqua ball jars, French books and baubles...

tulle christmas wreath aqua

A vintage tulle tutu wreath from a sweet blogging friend who featured it on her blog a year or two ago...

vintage style christmas

Mixing textures and lots of vintage with a bit of mercury glitz. Do you see a famous blue box in one of the stockings? It's empty, and the treasured Tiffany blue is too special to trash...

florentine table set shabby chic

 The tree is a fresh frasier fir, which is what we can get here in South Florida. I have used only white twinkle lights and no ornaments to keep it simple...


aqua and gold florentine tables

Touches of blue and fresh flowers...

vintage wrapping paper christmas gift

 Gifts are wrapped in vintage wallpapers and ribbons are fashioned from torn vintage fabrics. This gift has simple blue and white French ticking and frosted pinecones...


beautiful christmas wrap

 Fresh greenery scraps are used for embellishing the gifts...


vintage aqua bench

Garden benches have been brought inside and we pile up the presents all month long on these favorite furniture pieces! The bowl with ornaments is a vintage light fixture that I've turned upside down...

beaded christmas

I love simple, but need my fix of glitz.

giant boxwood wreath

And lastly in the tour is a corner of the living room that I use for storage. Because the living room is what you see when you walk in it has to be organized and my props are neatly tucked away. A simple fresh boxwood wreath dresses it up nicely...

I'm sharing only the living room and will share more over the next couple of weeks and participating in some blog parties.
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