Have yourself a very merry vintage Christmas. This year I wanted to go back to my childhood times with the simple Christmas decor. I have been getting quite a few questions on what inspired me to create this theme for my Christmas style this year; I would say my inspiration for this years theme was the move Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton. This movie is such a down to earth and a great underlying story to what Christmas is really about, have you seen it? I first watched this movie a couple years ago and it truly just stuck with me. The story of the movie is the childhood of Dolly Parton, it takes you back to what her life was like. Many people did not know what she went through and how much work it took for her to get to where she is today. All of that being said, I recently watched this movie again and just seeing the happiness behind the vintage Christmas style in this movie gave me all of the inspiration that I needed.
I am going to share a few spaces that are styled simple and can be created in your home. One of the best parts of a home is the entry way. This season I picked up some chippy windows, a wood tone coat rack, simple cedar greenery, and a vintage print. When I was choosing the pieces to style each area, I thought what did I use to see when I was in my grandparent’s home during Christmas? I remember a wooden coat rack with jackets, some sort of garland, a pillow, and greenery. That is where I started then I added in some more textures to layer the space, the chippy window panes, knit stockings, and a vintage picture. When creating your entry way this season if your looking for a vintage look like I have done, my favorite tip is to think what did you see when you were a child and what did you love?
China hutch, this one is one that I know some of us struggle with. I wanted to keep the kitchen pieces in this because normally I use decor that is just general but I feel that the crocks were strictly for the kitchen back when I was growing up because my grandparents would make sauerkraut in the. This is why I choose to use them for the trees since they would keep the vintage Christmas style but tie in the kitchen plus how could you get any simpler, right? I did want to tie in another piece of vintage with the mercury trees. Lastly but the most fun part, layer it up with an antique mirror and greenery. Simple but cozy and layered at the same time.
For the most simple vintage Christmas styled area ever. This spot is my favorite spot right now. Do you remember the ornaments that we use to tell were tacky to our grandparents? I know, that my cousins and I sure do. Well here they are in my home and I would never have thought I would bring them back but it can not be a vintage Christmas without them. Grab you a vintage tin, a baby tree from Walmart and some of those vintage tacky shiny bright ornaments. This is a quick and simple way to bring a vintage pop into any room, grab your tree and put it down into a vintage tin. Once you have your tree in the tin just start popping on those ornaments and keep it simple.
I really hope this helps inspire you and give you some simple ways to create the vintage touch into your Christmas decor. Thank you as always for stopping by the blog, XOXO