Hi everyone! What a fun day we have today! Not only am I going to show you my Christmas Sled Vignette Decorating; but you will also see that this party is filled with more than 70 bloggers AND, is hosted by Hometalk and Country Living.com.
It is exciting and inspiring!
I am always looking for NEW and fresh ideas for having Home at Christmas; aren’t you?
I have had a fun and creative day getting ready to show you my vintage Christmas sled.
I had my own Christmas Sled Vignette Decorating party. I hope you enjoy what I did as much as I did creating and styling it.
First of all, I have 2 stories to tell you about my post today. One, the sled IS a family heirloom. It IS a Flexible Flyer.
And, yes, my hubby used to ride on this very sled with his siblings more than 50 years ago. So, it is a real treasure for our family. Isn’t that fun? I love picturing his cute face riding down the hills above our town.
This is hubby as a child in the snow with one of his sisters. I thought you might like it. I have it tucked into my Memory Christmas tree this year.
The 2nd story is that I found this 1970ish HiFi stereo at the thrift store this past summer. Cost? $30. What a bargain! AND, it really works! Since I bought it, I painted it to fit our cottage style condo. (That is for another post coming soon.)
Okay, so let’s get the REAL reason you are here.
My Christmas Sled Vignette Decorating started with a few red berries and a grapevine wreath.
Crystals and pine cones are a MUST for Christmas, wouldn’t you agree?
Red Jingle Bells and candles are another Christmas must, right? Highlighted by crystals and sugar berries in a vintage muffin tin is one of my favorite looks for Christmas. (You can also find them in my Fall decorating.)
I love the patina and rust against the crystallized branches of the sled’s rails and wood.
My vintage kissing angels from my Grandma look so sweet. They are my mainstay at every Christmas.
Wood stumps are a great way to display candles, and in this case, my glittery yarn wrapped Christmas tree.
I, like many other people, like Winter scenes in a jar. The three front pieces (the 2 bottle brush trees and the church) are all from my Grandma’s Christmas decorations from the 1930’s. I enjoy bringing them out every year; as a reminder of my wonderful Christmas memories.
If you have been to my blog before, you KNOW how much I enjoy the different shades of blue. So, how could I NOT have a blue sparkly tree on my Christmas Sled Vignette. Isn’t she lovely? She adds the balance of trendy and vintage to my Christmas Sled Vignette Decorating. It is reminiscence of the vintage trees from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.
Do YOU have a Flexible Flyer in your garage or attic that YOU could decorate this Holiday season? I would enjoy hearing about your creativity and the ideas you have for YOUR sled. I have having fun with my Christmas Vintage Sled.
I have REALLY enjoyed having you here today. I hope you will enjoy all of the 70+ blogger’s posts, as well.
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