Friday Faves…Rustic Christmas

I don’t know what it is about rustic or old pieces…I love them.  Maybe it brings back childhood memories of being at my grandparents homes or my addiction to Little House on the Prairie. Pa gets me every time 🙂 I really appreciate chippy, rusty and worn items. I’m drawn to them like a magnet.

This year I decided to pull some of my favorites and use them in my Christmas decor – mainly in my dining room.

The 7 foot dining room tree has vintage mercury glass pine cones, burlap and berries for a woodsy feel.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I used this old red and white star patterned quilt as a tree skirt.  It was made by a family member in the late 1800’s.

This quilt was made by a relative in the mid 1800's.Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!The bronze reindeer were purchased after Christmas for 10 cents each!  The burlap ribbon reminds me of the outdoors.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!The nest was a find in my own holly tree at home.  I added the cute cardinal…he reminds me when we lived in North Carolina.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!

Vintage mercury glass pinecone.Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I made these last year from scraps of wood, leftover paint and a stencil.

Scrap wood message :)Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I added laurel wreaths and burlap bows to the backs of the dining room chairs.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I especially love this vignette for the memories it invokes. I purchased the milk can on my honeymoon, many moons ago, for $2.00. My new husband wasn’t quite sure what to make of my find.  The farmer that sold it to me thought I was “a crazy girl”.  I purchased the 1940’s Santa at an auction in North Carolina with my mother…she purchased one too.  The sled I purchased at an antique store when I finally lived somewhere that had four seasons…Greensboro, North Carolina 🙂

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I added lights inside the milk can.

I especially love this vignette for the memories it invokes.Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!The driftwood tree and vintage inspired Santa look great on the sideboard. I really like the moss inside the loving cup trophy.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!The moss looks really fresh in the loving cups. I am fortunate to have evergreens and nandina berries in my yard.

I really like the vintage trophies - their patina is great.Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!This year I made the “NOEL” wreath to hang on top of the French mirror.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!Back-lit greenery with pinecones and berries.

IThis year I made the "NOEL" wreath for our dining room mirror.Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I have collected metal pitchers for quite awhile…silver plate, pewter and copper. The addition of evergreens and berries draws your attention to the collection.

IRustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! I have a collection of old metal pitchers. These are are thread spools. The small one I painted with a Santa.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!The old spools are so warm. I painted the Santa on the miniature spool.  I also collect vintage Christmas postcards – especially with Santa figures. Yes, it seems I collect a lot 🙂

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! I displayed this vintage Christmas postcard on an old salt shaker.This is the back of the postcard from 1910. The Santa stamp is really colorful.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!  This is the backside of the 1910 Christmas postcard.  Isnt the Santa decal wonderful too?On the dining table is a silver plate crumb scraper – free inside a box from an auction!

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! I really like the patina on this vintage crumb scraper.I have baskets on my dining room shelves. I drew numbers on them.  Number 2 has a vintage looking Santa Claus.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas!I drew the Number 2 chalkboard basket.  This Santa is a vintage replica.This hand painted Santa hangs in my kitchen window every year. It is made from an old wire basket.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! This hand painted Santa used to be a basket.Old cheese graters make for great tea lighting sconces.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! I really like the vintage grater and wreath as a tea light centerpiece.My newest addition is this vintage kitchen scale.  I brought him home from Florida.

Rustic Christmas - I love the crusty, rusty, chippy and warmth that rustic elements bring to my home for Christmas! This vintage kitchen scale and grater make a wonderful tea light sconce.Do you like the rustic style? Thanks for allowing me to show you my rustic favorites!