Christmas Decor Ideas

December 1st, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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1)  Details:  Emily at age 2 on the beach in FL in sepia, vintage crystal candle holder with bling and mother of pearl buttons on its rim.
2)  Everyone needs a fun clock to reference when getting ready in the morning.  Vintage touches.
3) This photo shows the entire shelf unit which is above the stool in our bathroom.
This is this shelf when it isnt Christmas time.  I am going to be redoing our bathroom this Winter, so will be changing the shelf color at that time.
Non Christmas decor:  I really go for the neutral colors and usually add silver and sparkle only at Christmas to change the look of this area in our bathroom.
Details:  Love this vintage magnolia wood pin and the vintage pearls w/crystal long necklace strand.
Details:  This is a tiny vintage bottle w/a vintage letter label and a piece of faux flowers in it.  Just love the tiny details of this.  I love the smalls.
4)  More vintage Christmas ornaments, vintage silver & white stoneware as well as sparkly new bling.
Non Christmas decor:  still using silver and of course photos of our daughter when she was young.
I cant have enough of the tarnished sillver in my home and use it to decorate with year round.  One of my favorite photos of Emily in a silver filigree tray.  She is just so impish looking on the photo.
5)  This was in our livingroom one year.  This tree isnt old, but about half of the ornaments on it are vintage as well as the pink vintage scarf I used for a tree blanket, the silver tray, the hot pink glass beads and the tree topper.
6)  Close-up detailing.  This was a fun tree!  I havent used it lately, as we added a cat to our family and with this being on a table top Im afraid she will attack it and smash the ornaments.
1)  Details:  Emily at age 2 on the beach in FL in sepia, vintage crystal candle holder with bling and mother of pearl buttons on its rim.

1)  Details:  Emily at age 2 on the beach in FL in sepia, vintage crystal candle holder with bling and mother of pearl buttons on its rim.

Just a few holiday decorating ideas that I've used in the past.  I found these photos on my computer and thought I'd share them.

I've added some everyday photos of this area to show that just a few touches of silver, glitter stars or snowflakes, a pc. of garland, or a simple tree can just really make an area ready for the holidays.  You don't have to over decorate to represent Christmas time.  Just a different type of look from the Traditional you may see elsewhere.  Very personal and memorable.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, bathroom, seasonal decor

Comments (11)

bridiemurphy writes: Vintage ornaments in silver are such a delightful, SHINY, pretty decoration. I guess I better go dust something out and put some pretties in! Thanks for the inspiration, Gretchen! Posted: 6:40 pm on December 4th
suewhitney writes: Gretchen,

Really, really, really pretty! You do nice work, kid!

Sue Posted: 9:20 pm on December 3rd
MimiToria writes: Thanks everyone for the nice comments. The clock is a metal reproduction clock that I fell in love with about 4 years ago and bought at an occassional sale in Minnesota. It doesn't have any names or marks on it for identifying. Posted: 10:20 am on December 3rd
Countryinthecity writes: I love your displays Gretchen, I love the photo display and I want your clock!
Sue Posted: 10:49 pm on December 2nd
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - Your Christmas decorations are great - and giving me some ideas... Your daughter is such a cutie - her picture makes me smile! Your tree is fabulous - dripping in Christmas bling!!

I'm just starting to get things out (I'm a little late this year - but except for the trees, I leave a lot of it out into the month of January) - so, I'm re-thinking (and trying to simplify) what I do. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:31 am on December 2nd
shamrockerin writes: I really like the clock Posted: 9:09 am on December 2nd
cedarshake_79 writes: I really like your little tree with all the small ornaments. They make the tree look so full and beautiful. Really pretty and vintage. Erin Posted: 9:04 am on December 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Your displays are all so pretty, Gretchen. Love the glittery snowflake hanging from the mini stoneware pitcher. Beautiful, beautiful!

Candy Posted: 6:55 am on December 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Again, sooooooo pretty Gretchen!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:59 pm on December 1st
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, ditto on the cat thing. Glad my kitty was declawed (oops, probably shouldn't confess that). But she would for sure have been up our trees. And it's funny how I always recognize things in your photos! I think the small silver tree was Sue Wolfe's (not Whitney), and some of the little accessories look familiar! Ha ha. Your silver tree is absolutely gorgeous. Too bad you couldn't put it up this year. Your pictures of your daughter are darling, too.

Lanette Posted: 11:46 pm on December 1st
KimberlyMelamed writes: These are some lovey and creative ideas Gretchen. Just beautiful. Know what you mean about the cat. I know mine would take one look at that tree and pounce! Wonder how our big tree will fare? Let ya know... Posted: 11:16 pm on December 1st
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