Christmas Throughout the House | Vintage, Paint and more...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Throughout the House

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor using vintage and DIY'd items

I think I have finished with all the Christmas decorating for this year.  I usually do a lot more but with the move taking so much energy and still not having all the things done I need to do for Christmas I find I need to stop.  

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor in the living room

I thought I would show you what I have done in the living room first.  I had really held off doing this room because we had very little furniture in here.  But the sofa was delivered this week and that makes such a  big difference that I proceeded with it.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor in the living room

I decided to showcase my collection of Santas in this room.  I have been collecting them for many years and have over 100 but kept it to just a few this year.
Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor using vintage Santas

  Santa is my favorite character and I used to have a Christmas tree with all Santa ornaments on it    This china cabinet has a few nestled in among the china tea cups and saucers that I also collect.  

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas tree decor with vintage ornaments and Santas

This is our Christmas tree this year.  I always have a tree decorating party with my grandkids every year.  I do all the lights, garland and the tree top before they come over then they add all the ornaments but this year I let them do the whole thing.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas tree decor with burlap and bead garland

I think they did a pretty good job even if it isn't the way I would have done it.  I have not touched a thing on it since they finished.

Vintage, Paint and more... diy chalkboard from mirror and French sewing table used in Christmas decor with vintage santas and cone trees

I showed you the entryway a couple of weeks ago.  Here it is from the living room.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas mantel with let it snow theme done with vintage items and diy drop cloth stockings

Moving on to the family room you will find our Let It Snow mantel. I love the glistening of the snow and the pop of the white against the rustic pallet back drop.  I think this is my favorite one so far.  On the sofa is the Wreath pillow I made from a drop cloth.
Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas vignette with mercury glass jars and faux greenery

On the ottoman is a tray that holds two mercury glass candle jars, some "faux" greenery, some old books and a jar filled with pine cones, red ornaments and more greenery.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcracker collection with diy cone trees as decor

You will also find our Nutcracker collection on the ladder shelves in the family room.  
Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcrackers, ironstone pitcher, diy burlap wreath used in Christmas decor of a kitchen

There are a few touches of Christmas in the kitchen as well.  On the half wall between the kitchen and the family room are some more of the Nutcrackers surrounding an ironstone pitcher with a "faux" flower arrangement.  Above this little vignette is a Burlap wreath that I added a little greenery and a red and white chevron stripe burlap bow.

Vintage, Paint and more... cocoa bar with mason jars and diy'd tags with bakers twine

On one of the counters you will find our coffee/cocoa bar.  This has a cake plate sitting on a Keurig cup drawer cabinet.  On the cake plate are mason jars with small Christmas tags tied on with bakers twine.  These house flavored marshmallows, chocolate chips and colorful straws.  The coffee mugs sit around the cake plate for easy access.  This is definitely a go to spot for everyone.

That ends the tour of our house for today.  I hope you enjoyed it and gained a bit of inspiration from some of the things I have shown you.

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers participating in this wonderful Blogger Christmas Series.  You will find the links to their blogs below.

Vintage, Paint and more... Bloggers Christmas Series

Until next time have fun creating something you enjoy.


  1. Beautiful job Cathy! I like the simplicity of it and I love that you let your grandkids decorate the whole tree... they'll remember that for years to come!

  2. Oh my heavens. So cute and cozy in every room. I love how you bring Christmas into you whole home. Pinning!

  3. Love the Santas and the new sofa is fab!

  4. What a fun nutcracker collection. I just adore your book page tree! Cute!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas decor with Make It Monday.

  6. What a fabulous home you have, and you've really brightened it for Christmas! A blessed Advent season to you from all the way here in the Philippines! patsy

  7. Looks like you are ready for Christmas Cathy! I especially love the mantel, your burlap wreath and your wonderful Santa collection - wow - 100 Santas! Merry Christmas!