Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Decor

Hi everyone! I hope you spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! I sure did! I also put up all my Christmas decorations on Friday. I'm keeping this pretty short because I have lots of pictures to share with you today. Get ready!




 Here's my homemade tree topper. Stop over at Between U & Me where I'm guest posting and sharing the tutorial on how I made it.

This year I decorated my tree with:
Vintage postcards

Plastic candy canes that I wrapped with twine

Family photos



 A year or two ago I saw a gorgeous muslin tree that Alice from Thoughts from Alice W made for her etsy shop. When I went to purchase one they were no longer available. So, I made one of my own and two others to go with it.

The Joy ornament is made from sticks that I just glued together. 

My glove and postcard garland!



Our snowman tree

Kitchen tree

Our son's tree


I decided to use this huge frame to hold our Christmas cards this year




I LOVE Hallmark ornaments! They are so pretty and have such great details!
This is the Winter Garden series

Winter Park series

Garland I made from hymnal pages and upholstery webbing
 
And of course, I can't forget the Christmas wreath I shared with you last week!

I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my Christmas decor! I look forward to seeing yours! Please be sure to follow me or check back here often. I have a couple of great giveaways coming up that I will be posting very soon!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:








Help Save My Christmas Spirit





The DIY Show Off



72 comments:

  1. Wow --- what beautiful decorations! I just made ornaments out of old love letters and your vintage postcards reminded me of it. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  2. Just gorgeous, you have given me alot of inspiration! Love your tree in the galvanized tub, I have one but don't think it's big enought:( I ordered sheet music ornaments from PB but I think I'll use some old photos too after seeing your beautiful tree!
    Have a great day!

    Rondell

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  3. How gorgeous everything is, I don't where to begin, but I guess it will have to be your wonderful tree, just beautiful your idea of ornaments, what a job you did sweetie! I also love that wreath you made before and the small tree, I'd love somehting like it for the kitchen, although I am mostly decked up by now...but I don't mind adding something like that! Have a blessed week dear Melissa. FABBY

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  4. Oh my, so many pretty and creative trees. I love them all and all of your vignettes and decor is just gorgeous. Good for you to have it all done. I am just starting. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Your Christmas trees and decorations are fantastic!

    Dee

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  6. Hi Melissa... I am visiting today from Ivy and Elephants... everything looks so pretty!... I love your old washtub as a tree holder, and the old frame for your Christmas cards is fabulous!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  7. Beautiful!! I've been following for awhile and just realized that you are from Michigan. I'm originally from Flint:) It's a nice change to see positive from the area I grew up in!

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  8. Hi Melissa, Everything you do is so inspiring to me! I just love you style. Seriously so charming and I love the shabby edge you always add. Love love love! :)

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  9. Hi Melissa! What lovely Christmas decorations you have! Your trees look wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Hi Melissa,
    What a busy little bee you've been! Everything looks beautiful, I love the little trees made from music sheets, and the little ruffled one (so cute!).
    Thanks so much for linking to "What's It Wednesdays" and sharing your gorgeous decor. Hope to see you next week, too!
    Hugs,
    Patti and Paula

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  11. Your displays are darling! So fun to look at. The mirror vignette is my favorite. Such cute little trees!

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  12. I love the idea of the old postcards and pictures. What a nostalgic tree.:) Lovely decorating.

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  13. Love all the vintage things on your tree and decorating. So pretty.

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  14. Everything is so pretty! Love your burlap ribbon on the tree and all your natural touches. That wreath is gorgeous!

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  15. So many great ideas (pinning many!) -- I love the twigs you formed into the word "Joy" and the snowman heads . . . everything is just lovely!

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  16. LOVE that first tree and the addition of the family photos! Your home looks lovely :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  17. Love your tree in the galvanized bucket and the sweet homemade star. Your burlap, sheet music, and muslin trees look so good together. You're way ahead of me on the decorating. Nice job! I'll be back to see what other fun stuff you come up with:-)

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  18. Everything looks so cozy and festive. I especially love your vintage-theme tree in the galvanized tub! The inclusion of the family photos is a wonderful touch.

    Thanks for linking up at Knick of Time Tuesday! Hope you'll return each week.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  19. Your decorations are wonderful. I wanted burlap ribbon so bad for my tree...but every store is sold out...

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  20. Everything is fabulous but I especially love your tree!!
    xo~
    T

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  21. such beautiful decorations! your home is lovely!

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  22. Oh my, you have been busy everything is so lovely wonderful handmade projects. Thanks so much for sharing, Visiting from Primp

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  23. Love the tree inside the wash tub! So cute! Please share over at Dumpster Diva's Linky Party, I would be honored!

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  24. Love your Tree- the burlap and galvanized tin-are darling.. So many great Ideas and Beautiful as well- Happy to of found your blog (new follower)
    Karryann @ Gracefully Vintage
    Happy Holidays

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  25. My fav is the beanie snowmen! Oh, and the garland made with gloves and old post cards! Merry Christmas...Tiffany

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  26. This is gorgeous! Love the snowman.You are super talented. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  27. I really like the old post cards on the tree . I think I will do that one one of my trees

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  28. So pretty! I love every bit of it, but the tree topper is my favorite!

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  29. Love Love Love your vintage Christmas decor!!!

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  30. okay seriously. Why can't I think of awesome things like using a metal bucket for the tree base?!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

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  31. Melissa,

    Your decorations are just as amazing as Bonnie was describing to me! Thanks so much for joining our party!

    Trish @ Uncommon

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  32. I am visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. I love all your Christmas decorating,especially the tree with the old photos and post cards. I just saw a similar tree at the Bachman's Holiday Idea House in Minneapolis.
    Barb

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  33. Beautiful home! I am featuring your wreath tomorrow during STICKER TIME!

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  34. beautiful! wow that was a great post such a joy and inspiration.

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  35. Amazing!!! Can you come decorate my home ;o) TeeHee! I love all your creations!!!!

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  36. Melissa, It's me Raquel from http://Raquelenglish.com
    I just wanted you to know I joined as a follower. Im so excited to have another blog buddy.

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  37. Oh, and another thing. I love those covered candy canes. Where did you get the plastic candy canes?

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  38. The snowman tree is sweet and I really like your style.

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  39. Your Christmas decorations are absolutely beautiful!!!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  40. More shabbilicious gorgeousness!!!

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

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  41. Ummm I'm really in love with your Christmas Tree!! My favorite part is the galvanized bucket!!

    I found you from LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday

    ~*Jessica
    thevelveteenrabbitblog.blogspot.com

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  42. Your tree and decorations are gorgeous!

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  43. Beautiful!! I love the wrapped candy cane idea!

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  44. Gosh you've been busy. Our decorations go up the week before Christmas.

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  45. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  46. I absolutely adore your decorations! Those muslim trees are great! I just may have to find the time to try to make some myself! Thanks for joining the 25 Days of Christmas Linky! Feel Free to grab the pic and post it on your wall and link back!

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  47. Everything looks PERFECT!

    Mery Christmas,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  48. Seriously, everything about your holiday decorations is perfect,lovely, and amazing!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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  49. Thanks so much for linking up at my first ever party and helping make it a big success!

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  50. I absolutely adore those rolled paper trees! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! And congratulations on coming in #1 last week! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  51. Beautiful and totally charming! Love the music page cone tree! Is there a tutorial on that some where?
    CAS

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  52. I love al your country decor. I am seriously in LOVE. I am going to feature some this afternoon. Stop by and grab a button. THnaks for linking up:>

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  53. Absolutely LOVE that tree in the metal washtub ♥ It looks awesome and the star topper is just perfect!!!

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  54. Very pretty! I love the galvanized tree stand! Perfect for this tree! :)Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  55. that first tree is gorgeous! i love the stick star and old pictures on it! thanks for linking them up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week! hope to see you again this week!

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  56. What fun, pretty and unique Christmas decorations! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great week!

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  57. this is all so gorgeous! Great job:) I will be featuring you at my party this evening, thanks for linking up!

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  58. Some wonderful ideas - love the way you decorate! Jenn

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  59. Everything is beautiful! I love those trees. Featuring tonight. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday!

    xo
    Jami

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  60. You were the most viewed at my Link party! Yay! Check it out :)

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  61. I featured this post on my "Best of" post this week! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this!! Thanks for sharing at the Crazy Cute party last week! ;D

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  62. Your decorations are so unique and personal! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
    Jennelise

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  63. Oh my gosh, you seriously have the cutest shabby chic stuff! I love it!

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  64. can you tell me how exactly you fit a tree and stand inside the bucket? very interested in doing this this year, and would like to know how exactly ion detail you made it work so pretty and yet easy to do as well!

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