Fabulously Vintage Nostalgic Christmas Home Tour
Hello Fox Hollow Cottage readers, I have got such an absolute treat for us today! I have arranged to have one of my all time favorite stylist and photographers here with us today, sharing her masterful vintage Christmas displays… full of wonder and beauty… and practically dripping with nostalgia. Her vintage Shiny Brite collection alone will be enough to make you swoon!!! You are going to love Sylvia, I just know it!
Hello, I’m Sylvia! If you follow me on my blog Inspirations or on Instagram you know that Christmas time is my favorite time to decorate! The problem I find, is that I love so many different styles I can’t choose just one. That may be a big faux pas in the decorating world, but my saying is… “that’s why there are different rooms in a house”. My whole house may not be cohesive, but it satisfies my need for variety and COLOR! So with that thought in mind, I’m sharing some snippets from Christmas 2019.
I’ve followed Shannon on IG probably since the beginning of when I started posting home decor, and when she asked to share my Christmas home, I was thrilled!! I have to admit, I’m a lazy blogger and when I wrote up this post, I was shocked to see I haven’t posted since last Christmas! Oops. In my defense, I’ve been having too much fun getting back into hiking and traveling frequently this last year.
I am also thrilled that this year I have been featured in 2 magazines (with my 2018 Christmas decor) The special Holiday edition of Cottages and Bungalows and Flea Market Decor. What a dream come true! Maybe you’ve seen them? As you can see below, my tree was a pink and white confection with fluff and feathers.
So here we go — with some snippets of Holiday decor for this year!
My living room tree has kept some pink, but I’ve also added turquoise (my favorite color). I collect vintage ornaments and include them with new ornaments.
You can tell by now I’m sure that I love pastels! But don’t let that fool you into thinking my whole house is decorated in pastels…on the contrary, my family room with my other large tree is all vintage. I have a pretty large collection of shiny brites and other vintage glass ornaments, so my second tree is all very multi-colored. This room is predominately red and turquoise, a favorite color combination of mine for Christmas. Here’s a couple shots from the magazine features from last year.
The tree is basically the same this year, filled to the brim with vintage ornaments. I just moved it to a new spot. The room is weirdly laid out so my options are limited. I do elevate the tree up on a round table so I can see all the beautiful ornaments easier. There’s also a few changes in other areas of the room, with the putz houses, blow molds and vignettes. This is my fun and feel good room! So much nostalgia in collecting and displaying these vintage treasures. How many of you remember some of these things from your childhood?
As you can see, vintage Santas and tree toppers are among my collections.
I made this wreath last year starting with the turquoise base from Walmart then I added some vintage bulbs, flocked Santas, light bulbs, and some bits and pieces of old candle rings (the poinsettias) I got for free at a rummage sale. It was so fun to make!!
The 3 square pillows (and many more) are available in my online shops Society6 [click here] and also on Red Bubble [click here].
And to finish up, here’s a few random shots from other areas in my house.
Since my dining area is small and I don’t have a formal dining room, I mostly just incorporate fun retro pieces into and on top of the china hutch. And even if I don’t put out a full hot cocoa bar, I still always display my vintage Santa mugs!
I didn’t do nearly as much in my bedroom this year, but I still like to see some Christmas in there. It’s mostly neutral, which is not my general style but I wanted to showcase all the yummy textures.
I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into my home. It’s not big and grand, but it’s just the right size for me. My decor style is definitely eclectic and many would say all over the place. But that’s what keeps it interesting to me!
If you’d like to see last years holiday rooms, you can find them by clicking on the links below:
Thanks again Shannon for inviting me to share my home with you and your readers!!! It’s such an honor!