Happy Holidays Y’all. I’m so excited to be joining a group of talented Ladies for a Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tour hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew and Mansa at This is Simplicite. If you are coming over from Kim at Shiplap & Shells, welcome. Be sure to check out all the other inspiring homes decked out for Christmas at the end of this post.
Welcome to Vintage Christmas at The Ponds! I’m sharing my love for Christmas with vintage and vintage inspired holiday décor. Come along as I share my home with you.
Once you finish with my tour, I hope you’ll hop over to the other participants for more Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Their posts are linked at the end of this post.
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Today’s Vintage Christmas at The Ponds tour begins in the kitchen which is the heart of the house.
This view includes the pantry door which is a repurposed screened door and now has a wonderful chalk board to share Holiday greetings.
One of our most challenging projects, while building our farmhouse, was the DIY Kitchen Island. I’m so glad we took the challenge because now it is the perfect spot to display a fun mini Christmas tree with a diy dried fruit garland. In addition, there’s room for a vintage tool box which is perfect for holding some vintage canning jars and new Christmas dishes.
A farmhouse kitchen wouldn’t be complete without open shelving which hold many vintage treasures and is the perfect spot for a few bottle brush trees.
Also, the sink window is filled with the dried fruit and herb garland, which I made a few weeks ago and the vintage crock is home to another bottle brush tree.
Dining Area Includes a Lot of Vintage Christmas
When we built the farmhouse, we wanted everything to be very casual so there isn’t a formal dining room. But instead, just this little area right beside the kitchen.
It includes a chippy church pew, as well as a folding bench that was found at a Goodwill. The DIY plate rack is holding vintage ironstone, bread boards and lots of copper. Recently, I repurposed some old Christmas décor and the Copper Bells, which were previously white, were perfect for this spot. See more repurposed items on this previous post.
Sophie, Silent Night Prints available here !!!
A repurposed window helps to hide the unsightly air exchange and the Christmas candle ring disguises the thermostat. See other ways to disguise those necessary evils here.
A Christmas gift from my hubby, the vintage column is topped with a small crock filled with a $2.00 thrift store Christmas Tree.
Did you notice the wall scones? They are a hand forged set that was also an inexpensive thrift store purchase. I added two napkin rings to add some sparkle around the candles.
I love filling this vintage church pew with other holiday goodies. The Christmas Santa is one that I’ve had for many years, so he might be vintage now. However, he’s got the perfect seat, perched on top of some vintage Shiny Brite Boxes.
Tucked underneath the stair case is a vintage card catalog which now serves as a wine bar.
An antler tray and pitcher, from Arthur Court Designs, are perfect for serving during the holiday season. You can also see the cork flowers, which were a project from Easter, but look great on the wine bar year round.
Vintage Christmas in the Living room
It’s hard to define the spaces in our living area because it’s all one big room, however, this is how we do Vintage Christmas in this area of the house.
The vintage grape gathering barrel is probably my number one most asked about vintage item. I really wish a had a source or could sell them myself because I’d be rich, LOL!!!
This area, by the door, is filled with an old sleigh holding more vintage ornament boxes, DIY Wood Trees and the vintage dough bowl, filled with DIY flocked trees. You can see how to Flock your own trees here.
The Seating Area
In this area, a repurposed coffee table holds a Vintage Barrel which is filled with vintage shiny brite ornaments, bottle brush trees, cloches and of course, a candle from Antique Candle co.
The Office Area
My office is just a corner of the living room and I love to fill the desk with vintage goodies, as well as the modern conveniences, such as my lap top. The desk is positioned to allow a great view of the ponds and is perfect inspiration for writing my blog posts.
Here you can see “Those we love” Church Print, which I painted in memory of my mom and is the actual church where she & my dad are buried.
The Guest Bedroom Vintage Christmas
Our guest bedroom is a favorite room to decorate because it is filled with family treasures and it’s rarely used. Therefore, I can have fun and be more creative seasonally.
This repurposed cabinet is actually an old gun cabinet that my dad built many years ago. It now holds family photos and other family treasures.
To complete the vintage feel, we used a trunk that once belonged to my grandmother and the bed is a family heirloom from my husbands family.
The garland at the foot of the bed was used last year on the front porch and the Rug is from Boutique Rugs.
In addition, the Vintage clock is a favorite and belonged to my husband’s Grandmother! Gathering foraged greenery from the property adds a festive feel to the room.
It was a pleasure sharing my love for vintage Christmas with you. Scroll down for more Christmas inspiration.