Are you a fan of all things antique and vintage? I’m sharing some wonderful ways to use your special vintage finds for Christmas decor.
Most of you know by now that I LOVE searching for the perfect antique and vintage treasures whenever I can.
It could have something to do with the fact that I live in a 1920 beach house and it’s easy to love anything old and charmingly vintage.
Incorporating vintage goodies in with my Christmas decor turned out to be even more beneficial this year with so many Christmas decor items off the shelves and longer shipping times.
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In this post, I’m not only sharing how I’ve been using my vintage items in Christmas decor for the last few years, but I’m also sharing the beautiful ways some of my favorite bloggers use antiques and vintage in their holiday decor as well.
So let’s take a look!
Styling vintage dishes for Christmas can be so easy and look so beautiful dressed up for the holidays. It’s the perfect time to spruce up an open shelf or hutch and make a gorgeous holiday statement.
It’s as easy as adding a sprig of greenery, some pinecones, and a few berries. Easy AND inexpensive.
I wish I had more of a collection of both vintage transferware and ironstone. I am still on the hunt for more!
I have some friends who have inspired me so much with their gorgeous vintage collections.
Emily at LeCultivateur styles her vintage collection beautifully. I love how she creates her Christmas vignettes.
Whether you dress up your vintage ironstone with vintage ornaments, add a bottle brush tree, or berries, your space will take on an entirely new festive look.
Vintage Christmas Ornaments
I have several sets of vintage ornaments here and there, but not enough of one kind to make a statement on the Christmas tree.
That’s where my friend Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse comes in. The way she styles her vintage ornaments is perfection, whether they are hanging on the tree or filling a beautiful bowl.
Vintage ornaments aren’t just for the Christmas tree. You can see how to dress up your Christmas ornaments in my blog post HERE.
Vintage Throw Blankets and Quilts
Vintage plaid throw blankets are so cozy during the holidays.
I literally have them hanging over every chair, inside, and out for that “charm factor” we all want during the holidays.
My friend Kristin at White Arrows Home shows off some Christmas charm with her plaid goodness, especially her throw.
You will find MANY vintage plaid blankets at Kelly at The Tattered Pew‘s home. Both inside and out, Kelly has her vintage blankets placed in pretty piles and tossed over bed frames and pews. She has the best collection!
Other great ideas…try wrapping a vintage throw around the base of your Christmas tree as a tree skirt. Or hang several on a ladder leaning up against a wall.
Vintage Thermos Collections
I fall in love every time I see a collection of vintage thermoses. There is something so magical about how they look all displayed together on an open shelf or cabinet.
Jenn at Down Shiloh Road has the BEST collection seen above. I personally love the white and aqua combination.
Here are some fun vintage plaid thermoses at my friend Kristin at White Arrows Home‘s home for the holidays.
Vintage books can be added to any Christmas vignette for that perfect finishing touch. These gorgeous books came from Jaysworld and I use them year-round.
Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest also has an amazing collection of vintage books and she is so creative with how she uses them in her home decor vignettes.
She even incorporates them into her tablescapes which are always so gorgeous.
Vintage Glass Bottles
Ann at Dabbling and Decorating always has vintage inspiration for every season. Here she uses vintage glass bottles filled with evergreen branches she clipped from her backyard and pearl necklaces.
You can also top vintage glass bottles with miniature glass vintage ornaments.
Vintage Stoneware Crock
Thrifted stoneware crocks can be used as a Christmas tree container for miniature and tabletop trees.
Vintage Galvanized Buckets and Pails
My favorite items I use for my Christmas tree containers are vintage galvanized pails, buckets, and tubs.
They are a wonderful container for fresh greens and seasonal flowers. Here I put 3 mason jars filled with water inside the bucket so this arrangement would stay hydrated.
Faux branches would look just as lovely in a galvanized container.
I LOVE vintage sleds, especially when they’re all dressed up for the holidays. They’re one of those items that I have to buy when I find a great deal, even though I already own four of them.
And no one dresses up a sled better than my friend Lora at Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder.
Vintage Snowshoes, Skis, Poles & Boots
You can get really creative when it comes to holiday decorating with vintage snowshoes and skis.
Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms visited a flea market in Vermont a few months ago and found this amazing vintage stash of goodies.
My friend Molly at Molly in Maine has THE BEST style. I’m loving all the vintage goodness this picture has to offer and especially love the decorated snowshoes.
I thought this was the cutest idea from Ann at Dabbling and Decorating. I’ve never even thought to decorate for Christmas using ski poles and boots. It’s easy to fall in love with this incredible ski lodge inspiration.
Vintage Wicker & Metal Picnic Baskets
This vintage plaid metal picnic basket makes a great addition to my Christmas decor displayed on my open shelving. I still want to add a red one to my collection by next Christmas.
Wicker and metal picnic baskets are so charming and look beautiful in any Christmas vignette.
Vintage Santa Face Mugs
Santa face mugs add such a whimsical touch to Christmas decor. Whether they are vintage or vintage-inspired reproduction, they’re a must for the holidays.
Emily at Le Cultivateur continues to inspire me with her cute Santa face mug collection.
Visit My 2021 Vintage Inspired Christmas Home Tours
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What are some ways you use vintage items in your Christmas decor? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
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