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My Favorite Vintage Christmas Decorations

Hey y’all, it’s time for Thrifting with the Gals monthly blog hop!

Today I thought you’d like to see some of my favorite Vintage Christmas Decorations and how I use them around the house for Christmas.

I love using my unique items for a creative Farmhouse style holiday decor.

We are excited to have Lynn from Quaker Hill Farm joining us for Thrifting with the Gals. If you are joining me from Lynn’s post, Welcome!

Vintage Christmas Containers

I love adding Christmas Trees throughout the house during the holidays and I also thrift for unique containers to hold them.

Here, I used a wooden hat box and a crusty galvanized bucket to hold a grouping of two small trees.

Unique containers filled with Christmas trees for a Vintage Holiday theme

Old crocks are another favorite container for large and small trees.

Vintage crocks filled with Christmas trees.

My number one favorite Christmas Tree container is this Vintage Antique French Zinc Grape Hod for Gathering Grapes. When I purchased it, I thought I’d use it on my porch, however it gets so much more attention here every Christmas.

You can see how we made planters that look like this container here.

Unique galvanized container for a Christmas Tree.
French Vintage Antique Galvanized Zinc Grape Hod for Grape Gathering

Vintage Boxes

Another favorite thrift store find is old Christmas decor boxes. The boxes are as much fun to display as what’s inside.

I love finding authentic Shiny Brite ornaments still in their original box. I like to stack the boxes after I decorate the tree with the ornaments.

Vintage Boxes for Christmas Decorating
Vintage Zinc Grape Hod and vintage shiny brite Christmas ornaments

Vintage Christmas Decorations – Shiny Brites

One of my favorite finds for Christmas decorating is vintage Shiny Brites. I’ve been fortunate to find several great deals at consignment shops and donation centers.

This tree is filled with nothing but vintage shiny brites and is my number one most shared tree ever.

Don’t expect to find a great deal at most antique shops because these will be pricey. However, don’t give up and keep looking for those deals. I found my last old box for $.99 at a Goodwill.

Vintage Christmas Decor

I love using the Shiny Brites on my tree, however they also look great in a basket, bowl or vase.

Shiny Brite ornaments fill a wooden bowl

Anything Red or Green

When I run across something red or green, I immediately think “that would be great to display at Christmas”.

This chippy red tool box is a prime example. I have so many tool boxes I’ve picked up over the year but I had to add this one for Christmas.

Chippy red vintage tool box filled with Christmas Decor for a Vintage Christmas feel.

The green in this wooden crate works well all year long, but once Christmas season begins, I can’t wait to fill it with unique holiday items.

Vintage wood crate filled with vintage Christmas Books and tree filled with vintage ornaments for a Vintage Christmas Decor

This red metal jug was a more recent find. I can see it filled with Christmas greenery but love it just as it is for a bright Christmas accent.

Natural Greenery and Red metal jug for Christmas Decor

Another favorite thrift store find is this vintage paper roller. I love filling it with festive Christmas decor each year.

As you can see I love using Antique Candle Co.’s candles throughout the house during the holidays.

Finally, I love adding vintage or thrifted art for Christmas. This needlepoint covered bridge is a favorite to add to my screened porch.

In addition, the cardinal print also works well for the holidays and I don’t have to worry about them becoming damaged since they were so inexpensive.

Vintage Needle Point holiday scene and vintage cardinal print are cheap thrift store finds.

I hope you enjoyed all these thrifted Vintage Christmas Decorations and ideas.

Be sure to follow along for more Thrifting Inspiration. Up next is Ann at Dabbling and Decorating with her Christmas and Holiday Thrifty Makeovers.

Ann at Dabbling & Decorating / Kristin at White Arrows Home / Lynn at Quaker Hill Farm

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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jeannie dugan

Saturday 8th of January 2022

Love, love, love your style! Please add me to your email list.


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Ok I will. Thanks so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 20th of November 2021

Christmas decor and vintage go hand-in-hand! I love how you style your beautiful home with all your beautiful finds. I'd like to share this on my Saltwater Sounds tomorrow.


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Kim, I really appreciate you doing that.

Renee Raper

Friday 19th of November 2021

Rachel, I love everything you do! Flea markets and thrift stores are my favorite places to shop. I hope to channel some of your decorating style into my own world!


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Renee, You are so sweet to stop by and make my day. I look forward to sharing more inspiration with you. Happy Holidays.


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Ah Rachel you are so talented! I love all these gorgeous ideas for Christmas decor! All so warm and cozy!!


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Lynn, I really appreciate your sweet compliments.

Brenda Blackwood

Thursday 18th of November 2021

I absolutely love vintage pcs for decorating!! Great job


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Brenda, I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks for stopping by.