Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Decorating Vintage Style–Part 2 the Trees

 

This is my second post about decorating with vintage Christmas items.  We always get a real tree.  This year I put up 2 small artificial ones too. 

On one of the small ones, I put the smaller antique ornaments with bubble lights (not antique). 

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small shiny brights with frosty writing. 

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For our real tree – the big one.  A real deal even here in Christmas tree country – only $15.  It is really fresh and nice.  It was one of 4 left on the lot.  Sometimes we cut down one from our woods, but then I feel bad for the ones that are already cut down and no one buys.

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We mix the antique and vintage ornaments with our homemade and “memory” ones. 

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The unicorn ornaments were my Christmas gift from my sister Lynn when I was about 13.  They have been on a tree every year since.

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I like trees with sturdy branches so that you can hang several ornaments on each.  I like a “full” tree.  I lost count of the number of ornaments on this one – over 130. 

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I also recently “bought out” an estate that had a huge collection of these old mica houses with many bottle brush trees.  I was going to sell them, but I think I will keep them.  I had a few of these before, but now that I put them all together, I really like it. 

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Well, a little tour of our Wisconsin farm house at Christmas time.  I hope you enjoyed this.  Many of the items I decorated with are still available at thrift shops, antique shows or shops, Goodwill, rummage and estate sales.  Most are under $10 with a majority under $5 each.  A good time to look for these items is after Christmas when St. Vincent’s and Goodwill are 1/2 off. 

Sending you Merry Christmas Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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