Friday, December 1, 2023

Plaid Greetings from the Christmas Baker's Rack

Hi Friends, the combination of Thanksgiving weekend and decorating for Christmas can be a lot of work, as you are probably experiencing right about now. I had a lot of things out and felt like I had a plan, but the more I puttered, the more I needed to do. Is that a sign of age...? Maybe just someone has too much fun Christmas stuff. But I've always been one to "decorate" up until December 24, no matter what, so I guess that explains it.

I have a few pieces that I've had forever and I just love seeing them each year. They are like old friends, so no matter how I try to come up with new looks there are some things that will always make it back onto the shelves for Christmas. I just try to mix and match new ways of sharing them.

This grapevine wreath with the goose is one of them; although not long ago he got a new plaid ribbon and Christmas pick. He's just too cute to not let him out of the storage tub.

I brought out a couple of other old friends that I've had for years. One of them is the handpainted wood cutout Santa my mom painted back in the 80's (middle shelf) and a wonderful handcrafted Snow Man from an early blogging friend.

Old candy and biscuit tins from the 60's with snow scenes and carriages.

I found the house lanterns at Michaels in two sizes a couple of years ago. They often show up on the mantel throughout the year. I don't think Michaels sold them this year, but you could check on Amazon, where they have some similar items. 

A few of my old (and new) red Tartan Thermoses will be here each Christmas. I had a bigger collection of vintage Thermoses before we moved here, but I gave them away. I was a bit short sighted on my thinking back then. 

I put together this fun plaid lunchbox "kitch" a few years ago with various new and vintage pieces. You can see that original post HERE. If you haven't seen that post, you'll enjoy it because I share a few pieces of inspiration.

The red enamel French cafetiere is another favorite that I love
 using at Christmastime.

Another fixture on the baker's rack is this fun little spice cabinet with teensy drawers that are just big to be decorated with cute seasonal pieces. A vintage ornament and mini white reindeer are tucked in.

I can't remember where I found this adorable little red brick tin house. I'm sure it was a cookie or candy tin. no markings or advertisement, though.

When I started trying to locate the Staffordshire white swirl plates I ran across the sweet little gravy boat. Perfect size for serving mini reindeer!

Here's the adorable snowman that I received back in 2011 from Cheryl, a very talented crafts person with the blog, Zany Mayd. Some of you that have been around for awhile may remember her amazing creations. 

My precious Frenchy maid lamp from the 40's. 

My other newer plastic goose decoy hangs out on the bottom shelf. 

Thanks for coming by. Hope you're enjoying the decorating, or relaxing with a cup of something hot and delicious if you're ahead of the fracas. 

more fun posts from the Christmas Baker's Rack...

 Joining in here:
The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home and My Thrift Store Addiction
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at County Road 407


  1. Good morning Debra. I always love the traditional plaid at Christmas and your bakers rack is so pretty. Love all your vintage lunch box and thermos. Your snowman is adorable too. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs. Kris

  2. This is wonderful, Debra. I love the tartan and it looks so fresh and stands out with your white! That snowman by Cheryl is unbelievable. I love it to pieces and I can tell why it is one of your favorites!

    1. That little snowman is ooak and he's so sweet and happy!

  3. Your posts always make me smile. I adore old vintage and this is so cheerful and such fun. Reminds me I must find my tins---stuff is still scrambled here since the flood in February...hopefully I can put together something half as charming as your post. LOVE IT!!! Sandi

  4. Debra, the incredible detail of your decorations definitely makes for a process that could tire the less experienced, instant gratification types, but we lovers of vintage keepsakes understand the desire to bring out all the old friends from the past (even if they're new-to-us friends of someone else's past!) I love all the details in your baker's rack, and glad you showed them all up close I love the painted cutout your mom created, and the little spice cabinet surprises. Of course I love all the plaid. Traditional reds and greens are my jam at Christmastime!

  5. Hi Debra! Your bakers rack is so pretty all decked out for Christmas! I love the cheery plaid thermos bottles. Jane

  6. I LOVE all of the plaid and red, Debra!! That enamel pot is amazing...such a lovely find to use with all of your tins and vintage accessories. Merry Christmas!

  7. Debra, I always enjoy your decor. Love seeing all the plaid. There is plenty out here as well. Isn't it fun? Happy Holidays!

  8. Very pretty Debra. Love the plaid! So festive and perfect for Christmas. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity. Merry Christmas.


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