Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

Joan at Anything Goes Here is hosting
such a fun party, 

 Vintage Christmas Monday.

Stop by to visit Joan and then get a Christmas
sleigh full of other fun vintage Christmas ideas.

Last year when I was still at Leola's in Ozark we had a Christmas party where we exchanged gifts from our space at the store. My friend Jeannie had this wonderful piece she had put together that I literally had drooled over. So when I found out she drew my name I begged for this little mailbox full of great vintage goodies.

I have it setting in the Entry Hall right now, but I need to find a place to hang it on the wall, so it will be in a less precarious location. Some of my Thanksgiving "decor" bit the dust... whoops...bad location!

This is one of my smaller trees that was really an "entry" topiary type tree. We bought it about six years ago when these smaller lighted trees first came out. This year I realized I was tired of the green and wanted a white or pewter colored tree. 
I had read a post by the super talented
 Carole at Maynard Greenhouse
where she had hand painted a smaller tree white. Click above to read her great post! Carole's turned out gorgeous, but I opted for the spray paint route, with fairly good results. I used what I had and started with a mocha color to tone down the green, then a silver, next an off white, and then finally I took my trusty can of off white latex and brushed some on.

Most of the ornaments are vintage Shiny Brites. I collect the whites, silvers, golds, and pastels. If they come with decorative flocking then all the better.

I have a few small putz houses that found their way over to this tree. They aren't in as good condition, but I love them just the same.

A sweet little angel tree topper.

 My friend Kenda and I spotted them at the same time at a swap meet two years ago. She picked them up first but was so sweet to share the bounty with me. She gave me two after I screamed and cried and threw myself on the ground (probably just to keep the attention to a minimum) Love ya Kenda!


I'm really loving this Vintage Christmas Monday,
 since most of my Christmas things are old.
Yes, some of us are more "vintage" than others!

Have fun this week!

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