Vintage Christmas Advent Calendar


Hello, I hope you had a great weekend! Did you do any fun Christmas activities?

Yesterday, here, was baking day. And, luckily, we had a beautiful, big-flakes-in-a-snowglobe kind of snowday here in Northern Colorado, which was perfect for blasting the carols and baking away! Some of my baked goods included a fun, new recipe from Pinterest, that you can find here:

Easy to make and they look so cheerful!

peppermint cookies

These holly cookies I make every year. Its a standard sugar cookie recipe, flavored with peppermint extract and tinted green. Before baking, I sprinkle the cookies with green sugar (looks like glitter!), and right after I take them out, I pop on red-hot holly berries. They look kind of retro don’t they?

holly cookies

These were immediately boxed up for an old-fashioned cookie exchange party which I attended this afternoon. Lots of fun, and I came home with some amazing, yummy treats. Hopefully, among my family, a few of them will still be around for Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚


Speaking of treats, I did something a little bit different for the kids’ advent calendar this year.ย  This summer I found this gorgeous, antique seed packet display box at an estate sale.ย  The metal bins are compartmentalized and are about 2 inches deep. Just the right width for a package of seeds, and just perfect for daily treats.

vintage-christmas-advent-calendar-3 vintage-christmas-advent-calendar-2 I put candies in each compartment and filled in extra areas with vintage tidbits-bottle brush trees, wreaths, plastic reindeer, etc. Very festive, and very vintage! The kids have enjoyed it. I have to say too, this has got to be the easiest “calendar” I’ve ever done. ๐Ÿ™‚

christmas-advent-calendar-4 christmas-advent-calendar-7 christmas-advent-calendar-5ย Christmas Blog Parade

Today is the day we start our Vintage Christmas Blog Parade! Later in the week, please visit Cherry Nelsonย  and Cheryl Waters. You can find these talented ladies here:

Please hop over to Cherry Nelson’s blog at:

And, Cheryl Water’s blog at:

Its just not the Christmas season without vintage inspiration!

Happy Creating!



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10 Responses to Vintage Christmas Advent Calendar

  1. Birgit says:

    That seed display is a fabulous find and I love how you used it for an advent calendar! Your cookies look sweet and tasty as well!

  2. Cara Smith says:

    I love it Michelle!!!

  3. cherryc says:

    I LOVE it……I will be sharing some decor too!

  4. Thank you for kicking things off! I love the inspiration!

  5. Joan Kovach says:

    It is always fun to see an Advent calendar……I grew up with them, and you just don’t see them much anymore……..your creative style making it is perfection !!
    Who doesn’t love a vintage style Christmas ?? I’m in………..
    Your cookies just popped off the screen “dee-licious” thanks for sharing !!
    My baking supplies are sitting on the kitchen counter, waiting for ME ๐Ÿ™‚
    Merry Christmas to you and your family…….

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Merry Christmas Joan!
      Thank you for your sweet comments. I agree-Advent calendars just aren’t seen much anymore.
      This is a tradition that my Great Aunt Florence started, and I wanted to continue for my kids.
      They are teens now (sigh), but still enjoy it!

      Happy baking!

  6. Maureen Hayes says:

    The problem with living in Atlanta is that it just doesn’t “feel” like Christmas. I love your vintage Advent calendar, it so much prettier than anything you could just purchase. Your cookies made me drool they look so delicious. I’m sure they were the hit of the swap. Can’t wait to see what the other ladies have to show. Off to hop. . .

  7. Tanya Napier says:

    What a great find! Those cookies all look delicious.

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