December 10, 2013Vintage And Retro Christmas Decorations Around Our House for 2013!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Sara in AZ’s Sputnik light at Lowe’s post has thrown things a little off this week, but the awesomeness it contained was totally worth it. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. Anyway, so today instead of seeing Etsy picks you are going to be seeing Christmas decorations that Tom and I put up over the past weekend!
Our winking Holt Howard santas love the vintage radio. They are always a big hit!
Here is our main (of three) trees this year! This is a white tree we purchased several years ago from Wal-Mart and it is covered with a bunch of vintage ornaments from my grandparents and Tom’s grandparents. The top is a crazy red vintage bird I picked up somewhere for a dollar. Tom hates is, but I told him until we find the perfect sputnik topper it is going to stay there! And yes, I have already started wrapping Christmas presents. I totally went overboard this year buying for Alex and our two nieces. If I don’t start wrapping now I will never be done by Christmas!
Our felt Santa from our vintage Christmas card bulletin board. Love this guy!
The normally atomic/sci-fi shadow box has been invaded by Christmas themed salt and pepper shakers!
Our second tree, pink of course, and covered with reproduction Shiny Brites and glitter stars!
Here is our manger scene this year. The manger itself was built by my grandfather, and the nativity figures are retro and were sent to us this year by Tom’s parents. The enormous flock of sheep are from my great-grandparents, and I believe they are originally from Germany.
A smiling Santa planter that was my grandmother’s! He is on top of a tablecloth that was also my grandmother’s.
A small part of our vintage Plastic Ville village and our train. With our little munchkin rolling around on the rug, I didn’t think these would be safe on the floor this year, so they are up off the ground and on the fireplace. The train is a reproduction Lionel that was from my parents a few years ago.
Well, that is it for now! If you are curious about our third tree, it is a plain green tree that is covered with Tom and my childhood ornaments, Simpsons ornaments and Star Wars ornaments. Pretty much the geekiest tree ever!
How is your Christmas decorating coming along this year? Does everyone have their tree up? I would love to hear about it in the comments!