Vintage Christmas Home Tour

23 December

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We bought this house two years ago and it has been in some sort of renovation state ever since. In fact, one room still needs to be made over (our main bathroom).


We have struggled with the main floor living room due to its awkward shape and layout, but I won't go into all the details now.


So all this to say, I haven't shared a Christmas home tour since we moved in two years ago. I think we have finally figured out an arrangement for that awkward living room (at least for now), and I decorated the main floor for Christmas!


The main floor consists of the struggle-bus living room, the dining room, and the kitchen.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

If you have been a subscriber for any length of time, then you know that my style is kind of all over the place. It's a mix of Mid-Century Modern, boho, cottagecore, farmhouse... I just call it eclectic.



What you won't see here...

  • a perfectly curated home that looks like the pages of a magazine (we live here after all)
  • huge, grand spaces (our home is around 1,800 square feet, but the rooms are small)
  • new, expensive, store-bought furniture (it's a mix of vintage, a combination of his and hers since we just moved in together, and lots of DIY)

I love vintage Christmas decor. Those Santa coffee cups, Shiny Brite ornaments, and kitschy knick-knacks make me so happy! So, let me show you around ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I have been making my own little garden flags from kitchen towels. They have such cute ones at Home Goods for every holiday. They are so easy to make, I have a tutorial here: DIY Now-Sew Garden Flag.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour



I upcycled an old crate with some green paint I had and a Fresh Cut Christmas Trees stencil. One of the boards fell off but I just went with it, I guess that project never made it to the blog!


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


And I made the Joy sign several years ago with an old fence board.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour



You can find the tutorial for this snowman here: Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman ⛄



Vintage Christmas Home Tour


Step inside and you are in our main floor living room.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

vintage Christmas home tour



I love these vintage gold angels.



Vintage Christmas Home Tour



This year my tree is decorated entirely with the ornaments I made during the 12 Months of Christmas series. If you are new, this year I designed and created 12 ornaments inspired by the vintage ornaments we had on our tree when I was growing up or some I'd seen. 


We made Putz houses; felt and sequin Santas, snowmen, and angels; salt dough mushrooms, pipe cleaner, and clothespin people. We learned how to make our own spun cotton Santas, and so many more!


Each month I shared a video and written tutorial for the ornaments. You can see them all here: 12 Months of Christmas Ornaments.


I love how each and every one turned out and I think they look SO cute on the tree ๐Ÿ˜Š



Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I also made the Christmas tree skirt from old sweaters, DIY Christmas Tree Skirt From Sweaters.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I have a small collection of vintage and vintage-inspired snowmen above the TV. 


From left to right: vintage German candy container, felted snowman that I made,  one made from a jar that I bought at the Farm Chicks Show,  yardsale snowman on a snowball, thrifted fat little guy, and one my mom carved from wood!



Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I made the red pillow from a piece of vintage fabric.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I made the stocking on the right from a rug. See that project here: Repurposed Rug Christmas Stocking.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


The house stocking holders are thrifted, and the snowflakes are from The Dollar Store.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


These carolers were my grandma's.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


The picture is actually a piece of fabric that someone framed and I found it and the truck at the thrift store. I like how it looks like the truck is going to drive down the road in the picture ๐Ÿ˜


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I think the old graphics like those on this Christmas tree stand box are beautiful themselves.


I thrifted the vintage green and red bulbs.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


This is my first stocking as a child. I'm sure my mom or grandma made it.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I made the wreath with DIY Brass Bells.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


On to the dining room.


This chair sits between the living and dining room and I have my small collection of cuckoo clocks on the wall behind it. Two belonged to my mom and one is an antique store find but it's missing the pinecone weights and top piece.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I painted and glittered some paper-mache numbers several years ago.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I decorated the shelves in the dining room with my Santa mug collection.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour



Vintage Christmas Home Tour


Most of these things on the shelves are thrifted, but my mom painted the Santa candlesticks. Check out her Etsy shop here: Tole-tally Painted!


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I have a collection of Holt Howard Winking Santa mugs and a pitcher that I purchased either on Etsy or eBay, I don't remember.

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


And I added in some new Santa mugs here and there. I like to get them at the after-Christmas sales but the red one is from Walmart's dollar section this year, he was only $3!


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I made the Christmas cloche this year with my grandma's Myrtlewood deer and the candy dish and candle holder are thrifted.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


The DIY Plate Rack Wall is fun to decorate.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


My mom painted the Santa and I've scattered some vintage Christmas postcards around.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


This cute plastic chip and dip tray is thrifted.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


This is a newer plastic tray but it is also thrifted.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


This is hanging right next to the plate rack and the back door. I made him several years ago, Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


There are just a few things in the kitchen since it's so small.


I thrifted this Santa last year. He looks like he's had such a hard night, doesn't he?! ๐Ÿ˜‚


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


This little framed postcard is sitting on the window sill but it's so hard to photograph there. Isn't it the sweetest though? ๐Ÿฅฐ


Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I made the Wine Glass Snowglobe and the little pot that has the tree in it is also from Walmart's dollar section this year. I filled it with wine bottle corks to compliment the wine glass.


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I think that's pretty much it!


Vintage Christmas Home Tour


I hope you enjoyed the tour!


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  1. So much inspiration here! I am captivated by the coffee table with the stone slabs. Are they set in resin? I'm also loving your large radio/phonograph cabinet, and wish that I could see exactly what you've done to it to make it useful. I have one too and haven't touched it yet. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous vintage decor :)

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    1. OH, you love my coffee table!! It was my grandma's, I always remember it next to her chair with her crochet stuff on it :) They stones are set in resin. The radio has been turned into a bar. I'll try to share that post soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Your house is beautiful and so welcoming. Good job, Tania. Merry Christmas!

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  3. What a great tour Tania! I love all the red elements in many of the things you're displaying. Your Santa mug collection is fabulous. I've been looking for them but rarely see them around here. Love than you decorated your tree with all your handmade ornaments. It's all so fun and festive! Merry Christmas!

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