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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.
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.
The bronze reindeer were purchased after Christmas for 10 cents each! The burlap ribbon reminds me of the outdoors.
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.
I made these last year from scraps of wood, leftover paint and a stencil.
I added laurel wreaths and burlap bows to the backs of the dining room chairs.
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 🙂
I added lights inside the milk can.
The driftwood tree and vintage inspired Santa look great on the sideboard. I really like the moss inside the loving cup trophy.
The moss looks really fresh in the loving cups. I am fortunate to have evergreens and nandina berries in my yard.
This year I made the “NOEL” wreath to hang on top of the French mirror.
Back-lit greenery with pinecones and berries.
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.
These are are thread spools. The small one I painted with a Santa.
I also collect vintage Christmas postcards – especially with Santa figures. Yes, it seems I collect a lot 🙂
This is the back of the postcard from 1910. The Santa stamp is really colorful.
On the dining table is a silver plate crumb scraper – free inside a box from an auction!
I have baskets on my dining room shelves. I drew numbers on them. Number 2 has a vintage looking Santa Claus.
This hand painted Santa hangs in my kitchen window every year. It is made from an old wire basket.
Old cheese graters make for great tea lighting sconces.
My newest addition is this vintage kitchen scale. I brought him home from Florida.
Do you like the rustic style? Thanks for allowing me to show you my rustic favorites!