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A Vintage Christmas Re-cap

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Merry Christmas, and Happy {almost} New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful, joyous time with your family and friends. Those of us in Northern Colorado had the lucky fortune to have snow all Christmas Day long, to a total accumulation of 7 inches! It was so pretty-love the outdoor Christmas lights against the snow!


I’ve been negligent in my blog posts the last couple weeks. The holidays just got a little bit busier than normal. Lots of fun though! I thought I would share a few pics of the vintage Christmas decor I put out this season.


I love how each of us can pull out our traditional decorations and make our homes all cozy for Christmas. It is such a comfort to be surrounded by these treasures, which makes each home individually unique. I think that explains my love of vintage. Those harder to find items have such a history to them, and they add such depth to a home. And, you know that your neighbor does not have the very same thing in their house!

vintage-manger-scenevintage-felt-stockingvintage-foil-treesvintage-santa-on-tablevintage-wooden-soldiervintage-caroling-bannercarolbook2I don’t create huge, elaborate displays…its just a nice scattering of vintage set about the house. 🙂  And, usually, being casually creative is the most fun of all!

Happy Creating,

Michelle… Read the rest

Reindeer Dust

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I love the idea of leaving a little something for Santa’s reindeer! After all, they work hard too. 🙂 When the kiddos were younger, they would leave carrots on the front porch, and were always delighted to find that the next morning, only remnants of the carrots were left!

I’ve been seeing this idea popping up lately, and decided to create it…vintage style of course!


These tubes of reindeer dust are actually recycled, vintage cigar tubes, and are the perfect capsule for the “magic reindeer dust”-vintage gold glass glitter.


The poem is placed across a vintage Christmas card image, and sized down. And a vintage, hard-plastic candle is framed perfectly within a metal embellishment. Together, they dress up the top of the tube. Certainly a fun activity for the little ones to sprinkle magic reindeer dust on the lawn, as they are so eager for Christmas!

I hope you are having a wonderful time as you prepare for the big day, and are creating lots of new memories!


Happy Creating,


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Retro Christmas Candy Calendars

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vintage-christmas-calendar-1Happy St. Nicholas Day!

December 6th is the feast day of Saint Nicholas, known, among other things, as the Patron Saint of Children. Saint Nicholas served in the Church as a Bishop in the region now recognized as Turkey in the 3rd century. In many European countries, children leave their shoes out for Saint Nicholas to come and fill with candy and other treats. In our household, St. Nicholas leaves a basket of treats on the front porch for the kids to find. And, they do check frequently! 🙂

vintage-christmas-calendar-2On this year’s Candy Calendars for the kids in the family, I marked Dec. 6th with a foil-wrapped chocolate Santa. Yum! I trimmed the rest of the calendar with candies and retro imagery from vintage Christmas cards. Advent calendars are such a fun way for kids to count down to their most favorite day of the year!

vintage-christmas-calendar-4I hope you are having a great weekend…possibly preparing for Christmas? Would love to hear what fun traditions your family celebrates!

Happy Creating,

Michelle… Read the rest