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So, how much turkey did you eat?
I was a good girl and didn’t over do it.
My hubby, on the other hand, is a different story.
When I glanced over at his plate, I noticed that his stuffing mountain seemed extra large this year.
His potatoes looked a bit like Mt. Everest!
I didn’t say anything because, well, he’s entitled.
The poor guy paid for it all night.
I bet he won’t do that next year.
Who am I trying to kid? Of course he will 😉
Now that the turkey is out of the way, it’s time to talk Christmas.
I’ve mentioned before that I am not much of a mantel decorator.
I’m not sure if it intimidates me, or bores me.
Either way, this year I went for it.
One thing led to another and it became all about
“Vintage Christmas Decor”.
What do you think?
Lets start with the Christmas sign.
I was inspired by Pottery Barn once again.
I loved the vintage look, but not the $129 price tag.
I also didn’t feel like doing stencils, or the same word.
So instead, I used card board letters from Hobby Lobby, and came up with my word.
Total cost: $22.00
I painted them a deep red, and attached them with velcro so they can turn to display the sign vertically if I want.
I’m thinking “Happy Birthday” would fit too if I want to try that later.
I would only need a couple more letters.
The board is from Home Depot, and cost $16.
I stained it first so it would have more of a vintage look.
Then I painted over the stain while being sure not to cover it completely.
Then I added whatever “Vintage Christmas Decor” I could find.
The santa spoon rest was a recent find at a thrift store.
The vintage Christmas lights I had from our very first home.
I attached them with black brackets.
I’ve always loved the old lights, but I am very careful never to leave them unattended.
I inherited quite a few Christmas decorations from my parents because of my love of decorating.
I knew my Dad’s sock stocking would go perfect.
I added a striped sock from my little Valerie’s sock drawer.
The furry traditional stockings I also had.
The Santa Claus candy holder and bells were my Grandfather’s.
The vintage green bulb (below) was also his, and I’m told it came from Germany.
I actually keep it out all year because I love it so much.
My hubby went out in our yard and cut some pine tree limbs.
The rest of the ornaments are from my childhood as well.
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