Monday, December 17, 2012

Hanging the tinsel...


We are deep in the midst of the holiday rush. Each child has a concert and the oldest has finals. This year we have an "angel" in the Christmas play! I am slightly excited. I have been wrapping up a few Christmas gifts for the family and exchanged a few with others. The forecast has a chance for snow this week too. 


The kitchen is waiting for the cookies to be baked...on Tuesday.


The shelves in the hearth room are sparkling with glitter.


Kissing angels perch on my favorite books.


Putting these delicate items with my transfer ware always make me smile.


Santa's in their place.


Flocked wreaths that lean gently on heirlooms.


The light of a tole lamp and some frosty music.


A favorite vintage vignette in my tiny hutch.





I wish this cabinet were twice as big. It holds all my favorites.


This block is a new gift from my friend Kim K. It is a child's building block with a Santa image and some anagrams. I love it. Of course I had bins full of these...that I donated to my kids preschool. I love that Kim always sees something wonderful in an ordinary item.


My kids are too old to sit on Santa's lap now. These Santa photos are wonderful to decorate with.


Vintage tea towels in the kitchen make a beautiful statement.
Over the last few weeks I have received some of the most beautiful handmade items and gifts from my wonderful blogging pals. Each one of them so loved. Thank you all for thinking of me during this very busy time of the year. 

I am off to finish all the last minute details. My calendar pages are full. I look forward to a few days off with my wonderful family. I will be back after I catch my breath.


38 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such a beautiful way to start my morning. Love all your special treasures. Gorgeous photos. Emma had her holiday band concert yesterday afternoon. Josie has her holiday musical on Wednesday. She's opening the evening with a greeting/welcome announcement. She's been practicing her lines all weekend. Can't wait! Christmas hugs!!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love your tiny hutch! So sweet! :)
-Denise

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love how you have the old santa photos out! My days have been very full but not very Christmassy! NEXT year! ♥

Simply Shelley said...

Very Christmas cute :) Blessings

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

renee, i love all of your christmas collections, they are all so cheery and charming! wishing you a very merry holiday!! :)

Chenille Cottage said...

What a sweet post, Renee! I love all your vintage Christmas keepsakes and how darling they all look arranged in your little hutch.
Oh, what a knack you have for making things look pretty!
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx

Tammy's in Love said...

Ala Jimmy Fallon:

"Thank you Tinsel, for making my carpet look like I have an aluminum dog!"

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and I adore your vintage vignette, and those tea towels!! Wishing you a wonderful week and Merry Christmas! xo Heather

janice15 said...

o my such wonderful things...I see a couple of things that I have like the little white girl angel...very sweet indeed...Happy Holiday's with love Janice

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Sooo pretty!! I love your vintage vignette hutch, with everything inside! So sweet! Everything looks so good with a special touch! Hope you have a great week!! Merry Christmas! xo Holly

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your treasures are all so pretty and beautifully displayed! Merry Christmas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your vintage Christmas items looks so pretty on your shelves and tabletops, Renee! Did you make that great looking three tiered tray? Love it!

Pam said...

Everything is so beautiful! I especially like the angels and deer.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Perfectly Printed said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Merry Christmas

chris

Barbara said...

I love everything, especially your hutch arrangement. Enjoy your family time!

Sandy said...

Rene,
Your home is just so vintage!!! LOVE it! I really like what you did to the plain old plastic candlelier...
I have become obsessed with those vintage reflectors and Christmas ball picks! SO many crafts you can do with them.....next year! lol

craftyles said...

Wonderful vintage decorations all around! It makes me smile to see them. Love that red brick from Kim. The hutch is adorable. Enjoy your time with your family and the season!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing all of your vintage Christmas pretty things..You have a magic touch for putting things together..I also think I am in love with that 3-teir serving tray in the first picture!! Enjoy your time off!

Julie said...

I love all your vintage Christmas decorations. So bright and cheery :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love all your special Christmas toys and figurines. They all bring a smile to my face. Do you play the records?

XO Danielle

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Always enjoy a good holiday tour and love that little hutch with all the eye candy. Brilliant on Kim for that brick...I donated mine that we had to the preschool as well...eons ago..dang!

birdie blue said...

your home is looking lovely, my friend. love, love, all of your sweet vintage angels, especially the little planter with the bottle brush tree.

i'm having a little trouble getting to everything that i normally do at this time of year, but i'm trying. i think of you often and i'm hoping you have a very merry christmas. you deserve it.

xo
molly

donna said...

Renee your decorations are beautiful. I love all the vintageness. The pictures of your children are great. To bad we can not keep the little for a little while longer. May your Christmas be cheery and bright.
Many hugs
donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Enjoying your Christmas vignettes and treasures!
Cool idea with the paper brick that Kim made!! Love the "candles" with the reflector ornies on them. It's all so nice!
Merry Christmas!
Warmly,
deb

Marci said...

Your small hutch and all the vintage treasures had me drooling. Great tour, thanks for sharing!

busymartha said...

Vintage Candy everywhere! Love all your vignettes!

Kathy said...

Your vintage Christmas treasures are a delight for the eyes. Did you make the little candelabra decorated with reflectors and balls? I tried gluing some tiny vintage glass bells to a bottle brush tree I attempted to dye this week. You notice I didn't blog about it - haha!

GardenofDaisies said...

Everything looks so wonderfully Christmasy in your home! Love all the cute vintage touches. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas!

VintageBettys said...

Beautiful vintage decorations! I love the block that Kim made it is so Merry sweet! I'm going to have to copy that one someday...You really have a great way of displaying your collection and I love how you put together your little hutch :)

Corey Moortgat said...

oh my, Renee! I love that little hutch and everything in it!! I love how you've added little Christmas decorations all around your home. Mine are all confined to certain places...

Diane Mars said...

Oh I love the tiny hutch that is filled with wonderful treasures. Happy Holidays dear friend oxox, Diane

retrorevival.biz said...

Your home looks beautiful, Renee. All of those sweet vignettes!

~Cindy

Creative Breathing said...

Everything is just beautiful for the holidays in your home Renee. Wishing you a joyous day with your family. See you in the New Year! Elizabeth

✿Carol✿ said...

I would like to sneak in and quietly close the doors on that tiny hutch and carry it away! It's vintage Christmas perfection!

Sentimentally Me said...

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Please help spread the word!

Kerri said...

Hi Renee!

I adore all your sweet vintage Christmas decorations! They add such sweetness to your home!!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs,
Kerri

Δημιουργία said...


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πέτρα να μη ραγίσει
κι ο νοικοκύρης του σπιτιού
χρόνια πολλά να ζήσει.

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Chenille Cottage said...

Just stopping by, my darling friend, to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Carolynn xxx