Remember these bulbs? This is what I did with them. I bought one of those flat wood wreath forms at the craft store and hot-glued them on. I liked the unfinished wood with the industrial look of the bulbs. Super easy, too.
More of our "Christmas Room". This is the display on top of our Expedit IKEA shelf. We got this bookcase mostly to house our big screen TV. But I'm hoping by next year it will be gone and we'll have a new display of furniture, etc. along this wall (crossing fingers Craigslist is good to me in 2012!). Dear Expedit: you have been good to us, and our holiday finds have enjoyed having a place to sit every year. But it's time to go. ; )
Remember this middle girl from my Advent finds? Yeh, I couldn't pass her up. Can you tell which angel I made and which one is vintage, on either side of the advent girl?
This year's Christmas decor has been all about a plethora of needlepoint vintage holiday items I've found (you know, the plastic needlepoint canvas people use to use so much?). I've never seen much of it before, but this year I've found ornaments and all kinds of other things. I just love the look and it's of course heart-warming to know that someone handmade these. This tall angel is one of my finds. I've never seen anything like her before!
And this hanging decoration. I just love it! I love the three-dimensional quality of the layers of needlepoint canvas all working together. It's hard to see it in these photos, but there are two wings... it's much more three-dimensional in real life.
More on the Expedit shelf... I found the two matching angels on my trip to Palm Springs this summer and the one in the middle for 75 cents at an Estate Sale. That balances out what I paid for the ones from Palm Springs. ; )
(little candy cane girl made by Magpie Ethyl)
Of course when I think of classic Christmas, I think of Germany and Austria. My Mom bought us these village houses after we got married. They always remind me of our many trips to Germany. We so want to spend Christmas in Germany one year with Ethan's Grandmother. She wants to go so badly! Rothenburg at Christmas must be magical. We've been, but not at Christmas, and it's a little village right out of a fairy tale.
And here's the church where Maria gets married in The Sound of Music, in Salzburg! We've visited there as well and also did The Sound of Music Tour! It was SO. AWESOME. You must go if you are a fan.
In the dining room...
The "Noel" is another needlepoint find.
Ok, must get to work on last minute photo book gifts. I'm such a procrastinator.
Please link me up to your holiday decor! I want to see.
See more *55 Days of Vintage Christmas* posts here.