Sale at the Shoppe this Weekend!

Just popping in to mention the end of year sale we are having at the shoppe.... and on etsy!  Use coupon code HAPPY2013 to save 20% off on your order!  Thanks for all your support this year!

Hope your holidays have been quite wonderful so far!

bye for now~

A Vintage Junky Christmas: 2012

I am sitting here all nice and cozy like.  The baby fell asleep on the sofa next to me.  The lights are on and not much feels wrong... not even that dripping faucet... drip. drip. drip.  Okay, maybe that is a little irksome.  So, since there is nothing that needs to be done (Christmas cards out, shopping is almost completely done, Christmas activity checklist is being checked off) I thought I would share a few photos of our home this year.  I almost didn't do a post this year.  We have been so busy lately and the house has been kind of a wreck with us changing some rooms around. But, when I got home today, the house was still relatively clean from frustrated cleaning last night (when I am most productive.) I decided to snap a few photos with my phone.  It is simple and festive and glowy to us.  So, here we go...

I haven't changed much stuff except that I have gotten rid of it or used it in different ways.  In the dining room I just used a simple little terrarium like centerpiece with some vintage ornaments and a cutting off our tree.

Over the past few weeks, we have slowly been moving my home studio downstairs to the dining room and the little man is taking over my old studio with his train table to give the Mr an entire big studio that he won't be stepping on Thomas trains and legos (hahaha... I am sure they will still sneak in there.)  So, all that to say that this mirror was moved from the entry area to over this piece.  Boy, am I wordy!

This is one of the things I was pretty excited about... the photo does not do this little tree justice.  It is trimmed pieces from our tree all decked out in glitter felt stars and flocked and has a little bunting garland.  It is cheery and I like to look at it when I am eating.

I just used a very shabby vintage quilt as our tree skirt.  I still have quite a bit of wrapping to do. We hand stamped a design for the shoppe and I wrapped some of our gifts in it as well.

I made some fun birch ornaments this year to add with a very collected look.  We have been picking up ornaments here and there... we are particularly drawn to the owls still, but baby hughes really likes the 2 little houses that he has found this year.  We cut a different tree this year and I love the lacy, wayward look of it.

Like everyone else in the world, we made a few little faux snowglobes with trees and teeny reindeer.  Mine has a little vw beetle in it!  That little flag in the mini tree also makes me pretty happy too.

My poor Wagoneer has seen better days, so it needs to be out of reach of little hands.

The Mr gets these crazy "have to stop what I am doing and do this right now" hairs just like I do.  This little sign was one of his. He used some nails and some old barn wood to create this little string art sign.

Love pom poms... another trendy little crafty craft this year...

We rarely (as in zero times in the past 4 years, 4 months) use our fireplace.  So I wrapped the gas logs in some fairy lights.

I added some new old ornaments this year... I bought some for the shoppe and I got first dibs on the cream ones with the aqua stripes and the vintage glitter. Oh the vintage glitter!

And, I didn't hold back on the snowflakes.  It is perfectly snowy in here.  They are so magical and I just don't get tired of them or tired of making them.

So there it is.  Our home this Christmas.  Pretty simple and not too fussy.  This view from my kitchen sink is one of my favorites... especially with the halls all decked and the little man reading quietly on the sofa.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday season!

bye for now~

if you would like to visit our Christmases past here are some:

Christmas at the Shoppe


Hello there!  We did some decorating at the shoppe this week to get ready for the holidays.  We obviously like the vintage and handmade, so that is what we used...

like vintage skates on the front door....

and a whole bunch of vintage inside!

We picked up these vintage pants stretchers ages ago because we liked them.  We had no idea how we were going to use them.  The Mr played around with them the other day and made a HUGE snowflake with a banner.

I am having a hard time saying goodbye to these sweet little fawns

I have the fence awnings on 2 windows, so on a whim I decided to wrap a frame in fairy lights for a little bit of whimsy.

The Santa masks were handpainted by the Mr and were inspired by one that his dad had when he was little.

I knew I had more ornaments than branches so I attempted to chalk a tree... then I called in the pro and then I simply placed carpet tacks to display some of our favorites.

I adore the colors and shape of vintage ornaments!  They really don't make them like they used to...

This year we decided to create our own recycled gift wrap line.  The Mr hand lettered some designs and hand stamped them on some paper.

He also carved some blocks to create a few festive cards.

We got our aluminum tree early last spring and the little man and I were super excited to put it up finally!

It is hard to choose favorites, but this sweet little snowman is perfect!

I always seem to have extra tissue paper decorations around from various things, so I used some with paper snowflakes, of course.

We used a vintage quilt with a pleasing patchwork design as a tree skirt.  The Mr. designed a little Vintage Junky christmas logo for my bags and gift boxes and snowflake bags.

and they look pretty sweet all nestled inside.

So, now that the shoppe is all ready for Christmas it is time to go get the house ready this week.  

bye for now~


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