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A Vintage Christmas

In an attempt to get ALL my Christmas decorations up this year, I decided to start early.

Last year my health got in the way, but since I’m feeling so much better this year and I’ve learned to pace myself, I know I can accomplish what was my ‘normal’ Christmas celebrating.

This year I want to get back to…

Lots of decorations (my oldest daughter once said ‘it looks like the North Pole threw up at my house’…to which I just laughed).

Lots of Christmas cookies…to give away to neighbors and friends.

And lots of Christmas music….that’s the easy one, you should see the number of Christmas CD’s Tim and I have collected over the years!

Step one was to start the decorating.  I can’t decorate the main floor yet as we’re hosting Thanksgiving and I do believe we should try to keep the holidays separate, so I started in the upstairs.


I just had to share some of the pictures of my Vintage ’70’s’ room and it’s decorations.  The room has turned into more of a ‘vintage’ room than just a ’70’s’ room…most of you know me and my love of anything vintage.  Yes, well, my vintage cup runneth over.

I do love this room (with or without the Christmas decorations).  It all started with the chairs which were housed in our basement aka the cool teenage hangout.


Then one day I found the TV on a local Swap and Sell site and I HAD to have it ($50).


Then I found the stereo console (I paid a whopping $15 for it).


Added the two tables ($1 a piece – seriously!).


My girlfriend picked up the shelf with the glass doors at a garage sale for me for $5!  All the goodies on the shelves are Goodwill or garage sale goodies…with the exception of the golf bag tags.  Those were Tim’s Dad’s.

How fun is that?

The 8 tracks were free.  Aren’t they a hoot!

Non-holiday time, I think my favorite thing about this room is the hanging light.  It doesn’t show very well, but it’s spun glass with some shards of colored glass mixed in.  I have it plugged into a motion sensor so as anyone goes up the stairs it will turn on.  (Did I say this room is right at the top of our stairs?)


Right now my favorite thing is the Christmas tree with it’s vintage ornaments and Sam and Gabi’s ornaments.  (Alex has taken all of her ornaments for her own tree.)  The girls ornaments are perfect on this tree as they’re all so bright and colorful.

Each year I try to find the perfect ornament for each member of the family, it varies with the year and what each person has been doing or has liked that year.   Their ornament is the first gift they open each Christmas…wait until they see this year’s ornaments!

I’ve collected the vintage ornaments from garage sales, Facebook swap and sell sites, and Goodwill.  I cannot tell you how much I LOVE the vintage ornaments.  I could look at them for hours.

Besides the fact that I think they’re beautiful, I wonder who’s house they’ve been in.

How many holidays they’ve celebrated with their family.


How many parents they got to watch sneak presents under the tree.


How many children they got to watch open presents on Christmas morning.


Lovely ornaments from someone else’s past mixed with fun ornaments from ours.

Patty O





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  1. Autumn #

    Cuteness. Will have to see the whole shebang once you get it all up. I hope to decorate Friday. Got to see those outside decorations too!

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    November 23, 2015
    • Nicole and I will start putting them out tomorrow! Watch out neighborhood! 🙂


      November 23, 2015

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