Vintage Christmas Front Porch

Vintage Christmas front porch

Wow!  It’s the Day Before the Day Before already!  Where has it gone?  Yeah, I know.  Starting a new job that has left me totally overwhelmed and trying to find some Christmas spirit somewhere.  And tonight it was easy.  I woke up to snow on the ground and it steadily drifted down until around 1 this afternoon.  Just what I missed for all those years in Florida!

In fact, this is my first White Christmas since I’ve been home.  Someone was sending me a sign to pull it out and get it together.  ASAP.  So I did.  Better late then never!  Standing outside this morning, I noticed how great my porch looked when it was snowing. I thought I’d post some pictures so y’all could see it too.  Again, there maybe “a few” because I lack the ability to edit!

There ya go!  More snow is forecasted for Christmas Eve so it will be a White Christmas!  Just like the one’s I used to know.  A Merry Christmas to all of you too!  See ya in the New Year!

Ideas For Your Vintage Christmas- Day 5

Welcome back!  This is the final night of our tour.  Hopefully with tonight’s post and the 4 previous ones, you’ve gotten a few ideas that you may be able to use!  I always get ideas from my sisters and it’s kind of nice because we each have a little different viewpoint.

Off to Heather’s!  She has the most adorable little brick federal style house and the outside always looks so cute as well.  She has done a lot of updating recently and, although it look good before, it really looks fabulous now!  Her style is farmhouse and she really nailed it.  Although I have to say my favorite part of her house is the kitchen.  It’s circa 1950’s cabinets are to die for.

Here’s how she answered her questions:

  • What is your favorite piece? Her little tree in the galvanized bucket.
  • What is your favorite collection? She loves how she styled her entryway and that’s her favorite, but she also loves lights.  And the more lights the better! (and I have to add, they look especially twinkly against the snow!)
  • What is your inspiration? Pinterest!!
  • How do your decorations make you feel?  Peaceful and happy!
  • What do others say about your house?  They love it and can really feel the farmhouse style.
  • What would you call your style? Um, farmhouse?
  • What is your favorite childhood memory of Christmas?  Walking down the stairs and getting our pictures taken in front of the stocking. (Heather is all about the pics!)

With the farmhouse style everywhere, and why not?  It’s cozy and adorable!  Let’s see if you get the same vibe.

Adorable, huh?  I’ve over used that word, but it’s pretty right on.  And with that, we’ve finished our tour.  My favorite part of the tour, which we did this last week, was reminiscing about a bunch of different childhood memories of Christmas.  It’s funny how each one of us remembered different things and it brought back a little of the feelings we had when we were younger.  We had a great childhood and I can’t remember a bad Christmas.  And yes, I know how lucky we were.  It makes us even more grateful as adults.

I hope everyone has the Merriest of Christmases and all the best to you and yours in the new year.

Ideas For Your Vintage Christmas- Day 4

vintage christmas

It’s a snowy night up here on the North Coast!  Outside, there’s a blanket of white snow, twinkling lights and the evergreen trees look like they’re dripping with frosting!  A perfect night for Day 4!

We’re going to my sister Libby’s house tonight. I bet she’s at home tonight, snuggled up and cozy!  Until her new puppy Buddy has to go out!  Then it’s Snow City, Sister!  Anyway….

Libby’s house is particularly festive this year.  She has been adding to her vintage Christmas collection by going hog-wild at auctions.  One auction.  And one super competitive sister who was NOT going to let a bidder walk out with anymore Christmas stuff.  (let’s just say she purchased a lot and now has instant collections!)

Here’s how she answered her questions:

  • What is your favorite piece?  That would be a white celluloid tree. (we had one growing up, I guess)
  • What is your favorite collection? Her plastic Santa candy holders
  • What is your inspiration? That would be me! (such great taste!!!)
  • How do your decorations make you feel? Like a kid again!
  • What do others say about your house? They love it!
  • What would you call your style? Nostalgic decor
  • What is your favorite childhood memory of Christmas? Playing guess the lights

Now let’s take a look at her Nostalgic Decor!

 

 

There ya have it!  Looks great, huh?  Meet me here tomorrow for the final night of my Sisters Around the World Tour where we’ll walk down a couple of blocks, take a left and look at Heather’s house!