A Mod Vintage Holiday!
Let's take a little tour around the living room.
Lots of photos here...so prepare yourself.
I bought this church on sale at Target after Christmas last year.
I almost didn't get it because I thought I really didn't need it
Didn't need it! What was I thinking?
Of course I needed it.
I said I'd been glittering.
I was inspired by
to do the 25 for Christmas.
I might as well tell you now.
The dining room furniture is no where near being ready.
Yes, no dining room yet.
I thought I'd get to paint this week.
But no...too many other things to do.
A very good friend gave me this little snow woman last year. Isn't she sweet?
I found some plastic reindeer at Garden Ridge and added a little Mod Podge and lots of German glass glitter.
These deer cost me $3.99 each and now they look like those that cost lots more.
Very happy I am about that.
I love vintage bottle brush trees.
I just got this pink house off Ebay...it came in the mail this morning!
Happy Saturday Morning!
More deer that I glittered.
I got this puffy cotton white tree on sale at Target last year too.
It had brightly colored balls on it, which I immediately cut off.
I wanted small bulbs in vintage pastels to go with all my stuff...but I couldn't find any.
At least not last night at Walmart when I decided I needed ornaments on this.
So I bought the smallest bulbs they had in silver and
tarnished them with paint.
See the one on the right is how they came. The one on the left has been tarnished by me using
watered down brown craft paint...just swoosh your brush all around and then dab off with a paper towel.
This turned out so well...that I'm thinking I'm going to do on other new ornaments in the future.
Still nothing beats a vintage bulb.
But when it's 1am and your only option is Walmart - this works!
A cloche with a bottle brush tree in it that I made last year.
The small reindeer was a plastic animal in with the model railroad stuff at Hobby Lobby.
I really love him...and I think I'll buy more and do them for the tree.
He was a little pricey at $4.99 but I used a 40% off coupon.
I decided to hang the wreath in the window.
Not the best photo because the light is behind it.
I'll try another at night.
I don't know that I'm going to get around to making new stockings like I wanted.
So I went ahead and hung my store bought ones.
These came from Target a few years ago.
I have a really good idea for some different ones I want to make and I might do them this week.
See all my cute Christmas pillows?
My friend Shannon (the one whose house I showed at Thanksgiving and will show her house at Christmas soon) well, last year -
I made the statement that I'd seen some cute pillows at Target that I hoped would still be there after Christmas because I wanted one or two to go on the bench on my front porch.
Well, Shannon headed to all the Targets at the crack of dawn.
I figure if it's gone after noon when I get there...it wasn't meant for me to have.
I don't get up early to shop for anything.
So Shannon shows up at my house all smiles.
"I got the pillows for you." she says.
As she lugs in a huge, huge sack.
"Pillows?", I say.
"I just needed one for my porch."
And she says, "But they were so cheap and you can use them inside instead."
She got me 8!
I thought what in the world am I going to do with all of these?....but you know what?
When I got them out this year...I could have used two more.
And Target didn't have anything cute like this in my colors this year.
So, she was right...I did indeed need these.
That girl has Holiday Sense...I tell ya.
See how cute they are?
One of the snowflake ornaments I glittered the other night.
They look very similar to ones I bought last year.
Glittered some stars too.
Now the tree feels finished since I added more ornaments.
See more photos of my tree...here.
and to see more photos of my mantel go here.
The Weenie Condo or Breakfast Nook
Just a little tree for the weenies.
I just thought this snowflake was pretty sitting on top of the candlestick.
Another great find from Target from several years ago.
Target used to have such wonderful things.
I didn't think they had anything very good this year.
This tree is perfect for the kitchen.
That's all for now...but I still have a week to add to it.
Maybe I'll get something done on the dining room furniture and can show it in time for
New Year's or at this rate...I'll be doing good to have it ready for Valentine's Day.