You all know how much I love to add vintage items into my decor. So, today I want to show you how I’ve incorporated vintage items in my holiday decor over the years. You may have seen some of these before, or all if you’ve been a faithful follower since 2012, but here they are all in one place!
This vintage dessert cup is tarnished, but with a simple glass custard cup inside, it’s perfect for serving – or just looking pretty!
I’ve found this vintage silver nutcracker at Goodwill three years ago and I think I’ve used it somewhere every Christmas since!
It doesn’t have to be “antique”, to have vintage charm! These items are outdoor active toys, but think vintage jack-in-the box, rocking horse, a set of jacks, teddy bear, dominos, marbles, etc. Vintage toys and Christmas = happiness!
The red tricycle was mine when I was young and the red Radio Flyer wagon belonged to my boys. Even though the wagon isn’t really vintage, it has that classic look and paired perfectly with my tricycle.
I found these adorable little skis last year at a barn sale. You may see more vintage skis in this year’s Christmas decor!
Vintage ice skates are great! Because I have three boys, I couldn’t resist these little black skates. I found them years ago at a thrift store.
Here are the same black skates from 2012 looped over a vintage sled. Another vintage item in this photo is the orchard basket used to hold the Christmas tree. This photo was from 2012.
And here’s the same orchard basket last year – again, holding a small Christmas tree on the front porch.
VINTAGE SCARVES, HATS, MITTENS
I found these mittens last year at an antique shop! You don’t find workmanship like this anymore!
Isn’t this vintage top hat amazing! It was my grandfather’s. I used in back in 2012 in a snowman vignette. I’m thinking about bringing it out again this year?
VINTAGE GRAIN SACKS
Red and white striped grain sacks – perfection! Here are adorable mini stockings made from a vintage grain sack by Ann of On Sutton Place.
I created a bow from grain sack fabric for this pom pom wreath.
White enamelware with a red accent is perfect for Christmas.
These vintage blue Ball jars pair perfectly as candleholders with my vintage Coke crate.
This old jar was from my grandmother’s home. I filled it up with peppermint sticks from the Dollar Tree!
Also in this photo is another favorite – a vintage kitchen scale.
VINTAGE SILVER TRAYS
This is more about repurposing, but think it applies. Here I painted the center of a vintage silver tray with chalkboard paint. I’ve used it for three years now in different places.
Here’s the same tray last year tucked into the corner cupboard.
And here it is again with a hot cocoa bar in 2012.
Last year I painted this vintage tray and used a stencil to paint the words “Merry Christmas”. Vintage mica flakes give it some sparkle.
And, sometimes the unconventional vintage item can be a highlight in your decor. One of my favorite things from last year was this vintage typewriter. A vintage typewriter holds a special place in my heart – my mother was a typing teacher. Add a little Christmas to any vintage piece and it can become an instant conversational piece.
I feel like I could go on and on with this post because it’s really one of my favorite things! But, I’ll close for now by saying – I hope you will take some time this year to check out the thrift stores and antique shops to find something vintage to incorporate into your holiday decor! And, if you do find something fantastic, I’d love to hear about it!
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