Packing Away the Vintage Christmas Decor…


Happy New Year!!!

I hope you enjoyed celebrating with family and friends. I’m excited to start a fresh new year-what an opportunity to work on some new goals and discover new possibilities. I’m sure we all have our “list”-we’ll have to keep each other on task!

I just love decorating for Christmas. With each box I open, its like visiting old friends-vintage ones that is! So its always so hard packing it all away for next year.  And, this Christmas, my presents included a few more vintage items to add to my decor, courtesy of my mom.

There’s nothing like getting vintage Christmas FOR Christmas.  Except if its vintage Halloween, which has happened on occasion as well! 🙂


I just love the illustrations on these boxes of icicles! Santa peeking through the window is just adorable. Due to some playful kitties in my house, I didn’t add icicles to my tree this year, but I did add ropes of vintage silver garland. Can never have too much sparkle on a Christmas tree!vintage-Christmas-Firestone

This year I picked up one of these suitcase record players. I think its fantastic that records are coming back, and this was perfect for playing the vintage Firestone Christmas albums from my Dad’s collection. We had to give the kids a quick tutorial on how to place the needle on the record. So funny, and good for them to see how it used to be. The more “techy” we get, the more I worry future generations won’t value how things were.  Maybe collecting vintage is more of a crusade to preserve the past…


A small bowl of Shiny Brites and a large Gurley Santa candle round out the new decor.  This Santa is about 10 inches tall and made a charming centerpiece to our Christmas dinner table-unlit of course.



I’ll enjoy unpacking them again next Christmas!

Have a great week!


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5 Responses to Packing Away the Vintage Christmas Decor…

  1. Mary Tschopp says:

    Hi Michelle,
    what fun it was to surprise you with all those great vintage Christmas finds! ‘Santa Mom’ is ever on the lookout for vintage decorations, to surprise my Vintage Market daughter! Mary T

  2. BeckyKay says:

    Since I started decorating with vintage items, it’s much harder to put them away when the holiday is over! Need to work on my vintage Valentine collection so I have something to replace it with!

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      That’s a great idea! I think I need to expand my vintage Valentine collection. That will be a good project for the new year! 🙂

  3. Sandra L. says:

    Vintage trumps new anyday. I have my grandmother’s, mother’s and ex mother in laws vintage ornaments. I’ve had then for 49 years now and would die if they got broken, 11 moves and not once did that happen until this Christmas. I laid vintage ball on my dining room chair. Turned around to hang something and off the chair it went. Needless to say when I heard the sound of the crash I knew it was hopeless and one of my favorite ornaments laid in pieces. Grrr! That said it is now the first week in March and I just found a reindeer. He was on top of the entertainment center waiting me…lol. Music should only be listened to on vinyl.

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Ugh, I’m so sorry to hear about your ornament! Yes, they are to be treasured. How special to have a family collection. Mine have mostly been found at flea markets, and estate sales. That’s sweet about the hidden reindeer. I have a vintage chalkware angel that I just found as well. Oh well, she’ll just stay put. 🙂 And you’re right- it’s nice that the vinyl is making a come-back. The sound quality is so different from the digital music today.

      Have a wonderful Easter Sandra!

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