Hello + Hello!
Well...in between work days & time spent making
function as a Christmas Winter Wonderland....
I've been decorating my home for the holidays!
We have our tree in the house,
I've donned it with 1200 twinkling lights,
am feverishly working on getting these sweet little ornaments
up on each and every branch!
I'm keeping it simple this year
going with ONLY vintage ornaments on the tree!
I've never had enough to decorate an 8' tree before....
but I've been collecting all year to insure the fact that I will most certainly have
There are only a couple of ornaments in my collection that are new-ish.
Most of the ornaments are 40-70 years old and a couple that are older than that!
I have been collecting vintage ornaments for about 15 years or so;
I've never paid more than $3.50 for one...but that is the extreeeeeme.
Most of the boxes of ornaments were either gifted to me by my sister, my mother or friends.
I've also enjoyed finding many of them at junk shops for just a few dollars for a whole box!
I'm sort of addicted.
Why would I collect tons of vintage ornaments when I have all the best the season has to offer
at my shop?
I guess it's because I know I won't see or find this collection of ornaments
Vintage ornaments are getting more and more difficult to find!
I LOVE the different "looks" that we sell at our shop...and because I'm the main buyer,
I get to have the thrill of purchasing all those items at market.
I get to enjoy them all day at work, and I love them!
it's nice for me to come home and look at something I haven't been looking at all day at work.
I'm sure you can imagine.
There is one other fairly obvious reason why I love the vintage look....
it fits the style of my home:
My 1913 Craftsman Bungalow begs for vintage!
I'm here to tell you...it's pretty awesome to have this cozy cottage filled with
my happy Christmas Decor.
how about you?
Are you enjoying your decorating yet?
What is your "look"?
Vintage, mod, woodsy, red and white, kids' ornaments?
I'd love to hear about it!
At the shop we've got so many looks it might make your head spin!
It's pretty difficult to decide on "styles" of Christmas decorations when we're at market in
January doing our buying for the next season ahead.
We love decorating for Christmas though....so it's never a bad thing!!!
Happy Weekend my Friends!
I'll be back with more photos before long...