Monday, November 28, 2011


It is a favorite holiday.  The sweetest graphics.  Cutest books.  Sparkly baubles hanging off the tree and anything else I can adorn.  I really cannot think of a reason not to like it...maybe the crowds? Each year I try to create an ornament from my yearly vintage finds.  This year was no exception. 

...but first I have to share why this is Reagan's favorite season.  A house full of warm lit trees draped in fuzzy skirts.  This is his place to be for the next month.

Last year I paired these sweet bells with vintage package toppers.  I didn't realize what a find I had in these toppers.  I haven't come across them since.

With white snowflakes as my base I used reflectors to hold a vintage taper wreath and set of bells.

Two reflectors and loads of feather tree balls.

Last year I found an entire lot of these vintage floral stakes.  The stick is easily removed and sits nicely on the snowflake base.  Some glossy millinery and a reflector flower or two.

Jingle bells and plastic holly.  Little bits of juniper for show.  This one might just be my favorite.  These always go out to family and friends.  I tuck away a few for the kids.  When they have a tree of their own I hope to arrive at their first Christmas away from home with a box full of ornaments.   


donna said...

Renee I love your ornaments. You have such a good eye. What a wonderful idea to save some of your special ornaments for your children. They are just going to love them

Hearts Turned said...

I love it all, Renee! You always make the sweetest vintage things! Christmas at your house must be absolutely enchanting, dear friend!

Have a wonderful night!


DearHelenHartman said...

Cute cute a thousand times cute! Love the pairing of old and new. And the kitty - they do love the Christmas tree huh?

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm totally smitten. Such gorgeous package toppers now turned into beautiful ornaments. I've been busy repurposing vintage treasures and your ornaments Inspire once again.

Ruby Jean said...

So Adorable.. I Love ornaments ALL kinds... I can't ever seem to get enough of them... :) Our children have already picked out ornaments that they want when they get older... I remember doing that myself when I was little.. :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I love that you tuck them away for the kids. I hope to get my ornaments out tonight and look forward to revisiting the one you made for me last year! Good holiday crafting!

Perfectly Printed said...

Twenty years ago, when daughter number three started Kindergarten she met her best friend. And I met her mom..she's one of my flea market friends with similar likes. We started exchanging ornaments for our girls, her three and my five. We stopped when my last one graduated high school. I have sent my girls off to decorate their own trees with these special ornaments
I'm sure your children will be thrilled to have a box of your lovely creations.


vivian said...

they are all so lovely!

Shara said...

My little kitty girl absolutely loves the Christmas tree too. She sleeps under it and when she is awake, she lies on her back and looks up into it. I love Christmas a lot, but when I see her under it, I love it even more! Happy decorating!

Kathy said...

These are beautiful and your kids are very lucky they have such a talented Mamma who is thinking ahead!

Debbie Kay said...

Your blog is too cute!


Anonymous said...

My kitty just likes to DRINK out of the tree!

Love your kitchy ornaments! I hope to make some rag ball ornaments this year.

Oh, and I really want a "holly" wrap for my head like the little girl in your opening picture! ♥

SueLovesCherries said...

Renee, I love that housewife with the little feather duster - so cute! What a great idea for the ornaments!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Those are so cute!! I think I like the first one the best...if I were given a choice. :)

papertrails leaver said...

Your ornaments are fantastic! I love the vintage stakes you used! I always wish I could find awesome finds Ike this! I think the kids will be grateful that you tuck a few away for them. :-)