Christmas Decor with Vintage Pieces 2012

While Valentine’s Day looms large, I will readily reveal that my holiday decorations are still up. To some, that would seem incredible, or even ludicrous, but for me, I am loving it.

You see, most of my Christmas decorations swirl around stars, snowflakes, snowpeople, glitz and glam with glittered objects, birds, branches, and mercury balls. So in the throes of the cold, northwest winter, nothing really seems out-of-place.

Vintage Display of Tinsel and Bottle Brush Trees with Snowpeople.

Vintage Display of Tinsel and Bottle Brush Trees with Snowpeople.

For the most part, the look is vintage with a strong use of my healthy bottle brush tree collection, replicas of vintage snowpeople that I have made, vintage mica for snow, ornaments patinaed with tarnished silver glass glitter, candles, candles, candles, and mercury balls.

Display with Candles, Mercury Balls, Glitter Glass Ornaments, Tinsel Tree

Display with Candles, Mercury Balls, Glitter Glass Ornaments, Tinsel Tree

But my favorite pieces are all the tinsel trees I have. The 3′ ones get decorated with a meaningful and heartfelt collection of pairs of birds. My daughter started giving me and my late-husband a pair every year and continues to do so, even though he is only here now in spirit. The garland I used was strung with ivory buttons-delightful!

Silver Glass Glittered Ornaments with Silver Bouillon Garland and Mercury Ball

Silver Glass Glittered Ornaments with Silver Bouillon Garland and Mercury Ball

Tiered Display with Silver Glass Glitter Ornaments

Tiered Display with Silver Glass Glitter Ornaments

The sideboard had a 8′ champagne-colored tinsel garland woven around up-cycled pedestals I made from tarnished silver plate trays glued on to similar candlesticks. The pedestals held the bottle brush trees with vintage mica “snow” at their base. Some larger trees sat on over-turned silver bowls for drama.

But for now, in the interest of dust-management, I will lovingly pack them away and look forward to when I will re-visit them with glee and delight.

Sideboard Display with Bottle Brush Trees

Sideboard Display with Bottle Brush Trees

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