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My Vintage Inspired Christmas Décor
For weeks, I’ve been dreaming of Vintage Christmas Mantle Décor. I wanted to do this using an old beat up window and the wooden spools I used at Thanksgiving as pumpkin stands.
Unfortunately, I seem to be in slow motion this holiday season. The last few weeks have been stressful around my house leaving no time for anything extra! Not even something fun like decorating for Christmas.
Luckily, I was able to fit it in this past week and I’m so please with the results. Being short on time and money, I decided that décor for the holidays this year was going to be very minimal. No live tree or even worse, multiple trees and décor on every flat surface in the house. That’s just more than I can handle this year. My goal for this project was to spend as little as possible and get it done as quickly as possible. I met this small goal and now can breathe a sigh of relief.
This old window that I picked up at the Flea Market a while back was my focal point for the mantle project. The wooden spools were the other piece I wanted added into my holiday décor project. They didn’t really fit into the Mantle I had in mind so I used them on the dresser in the entrance hall next to some beautiful pink glittery poinsettia’s.
I also used the spools in my Thanksgiving décor, which you can see here.
The Supplies Used
The purchases I made were minimal and equaled less than $40. Everything else I already had and have used in one way or another for Christmas décor for years.
At Pier One, I bought the little pearl berry wreath for $14.99 and the green ribbon was $7.99. I picked up the Christmas balls that are shown on the wooden spools at Hobby Lobby 1/2 price for about $7.50. I also got the fluffy, sparkly white garland on half price at Hobby Lobby for about $5.
The battery operated lights (as seen in the window) along with all the other items were already part of my collection. As a matter of fact, most of this I have collected over the years after Christmas at various places for 50-75% off the regular prices.
I was going to repaint the window and make it “prettier”, but after cleaning it up, I decided I like it just like it is! It’s old and shows it’s wear and tear just like any good vintage piece!
And this is it!
I love how my Vintage Christmas Mantle Décor turned out! The little trees on the fireplace normally flank the front door on the porch, but hey, I wanted to use them inside this time!
The front of the house is decorated with a cool new item that I found called the Star Shower Motion Laser Light. (See the link below to order yours today!)
It’s so worth the money. Love, love, love this! Now we have lights all over the front of the house via the “laser shower” and it was as easy as putting a stake in the ground and plugging it in. No ladders involved! It’s so great!!
My hope is that this will inspire you to reuse items you already have by repurposing them to suit your current décor needs. I do this all the time and find that it’s way easier on the pocketbook. And it’s always fun to see what you can create new out of something old.
That’s my Christmas décor for this year. It’s not much but it’s beautiful and just my style. It’s plenty for the low key holiday we will be having this year.