Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vintage Christmas!
These are the presents I'm mailing off to my dear mama. I can't show what's inside yet, because she sometimes reads my blog. I love using plain brown mailing paper with vintage pretties like lace and postcards to dress it up.
This box some of you may recognize as the box glittered letters come in. I altered it by adding a vintage photo of a queen and some glitter. I was going to glitter her jewels, but ran out of glitter glue and time.
I used vintage sheet music to wrap one present and tied it up with aqua seam binding. The tiny little box is from Michaels. It's just a little paper mache box. I added a vintage fairy illustration and some tinsel.
This is my Christmas tree this year. You may be wondering why I'm only showing you the top of it.This is why. This little man loves to remove the ornaments, so the bottom of the tree is quite bare.
I love how my old aqua door looks as a backdrop for my white tree.On it I have hung some vintage lace and a Wendy Addison dream banner. I also added a cute little cone I made and this fun collage I did a few years ago. The photo is of my mom and her little brother in front of an igloo their daddy built for them.I love this old world style Father Christmas I found at T.J. Maxx. He is the newest addition to my small collection of white Christmas decorations.
And last, I must show you the table I bought with my birthday money over two months ago. It's fits perfectly in my entryway.
Hope you are having lots of fun getting ready for Christmas this year as I am.
Michelle xoxo

19 comments:

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

i love bluebirds at Christmas!
and that door...........
so lovely

Passionate for White said...

Those gifts are way to pretty to be opened!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Everything looks beautiful!

-Danielle

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your mama will be very happy with her gifts. I would love to receive a fancy gift like that!!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Just dropping by from All Things Merry & Bright - and giving you a follow. Everything is so beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you from
http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Val said...

Lovely gift-wrapping! And what an amazing igloo that was! Happy holidays to you and your family. :)

Attic Charm said...

Lucky mama to be receiving such beautifully wrapped goodies - I'm sure she will love them! And your tree is just gorgeous. I remember the days of no low-hanging ornaments due to young children and nosey puppies lol. This year my oldest was tall enough to hang an ornament at the very top of our tree for the first time...it goes by so fast my dear, enjoy every moment :) ♥Laura

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Like that aqua door. I got that Santa a t tjmaxx also. Love it.

A Cottage Muse said...

Your sweet Mama is going to have a hard time opening those beautiful packages! Can't wait to see what's inside!

Sandi said...

Such gorgeous wrapped presents! I am sure your mother will be thrilled! Love that aqua door too!!!!
Blessings~

Heidi Meyer said...

Love your door! I have the same Father Christmas but he suffered an injury, lol. He will be getting a little makeover on the broken portion of his cap.
Merry Christmas ~ Heidi

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your Mom will be so happy when she sees all those wonderful packages...I can only imagine the goodies inside! Your little one reminded me of one year long time ago...y Son's first Christmas, the tree was holding only teddy bears because he liked to touch the ornaments and I didn't want to stress out about it...long time ago: my son is now 19!!! Thank you so much for your visit and comment!

Robin said...

Your packages are truly part of the decoration...beautiful.
And I just have to say WOW on that door! I am in love.
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home
(Pls come back next week and link up more of your beauty!)

Gayle said...

I agree, those presents do look way too pretty to be opened! Everything here is a work of art. :)

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

I love the blue door as a background. Your little guy is adorable! If I was your mom I wouldn't want to open all those pretty packages - they are so gorgeous!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Michelle,

I love how you wrapped your mama's presents! They look so gorgeous!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!! I love your beautiful Christmas tree and that sweet boy of yours redecorating for you! The door is beautiful and I love your gorgeous cones and other beautiful creations! So glad you found the white santa and the pretty white table for your birthday! Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones! Love you! Paula

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hello and Merry Christmas Michelle,
Absolutely love your beautiful pastel Christmas and your sweetie's are just precious (what is he doing with the ornaments?)
I love the aqua door as a backdrop for your tree what a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for visiting me!
XO,
Debbie

Maija said...

They are such lovely treasures wrapped- how wi;l she be able to open them?!?!
Merry Christmas!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

YUMMY.... Everything looks soooo pretty. And, I'd do without ornaments on the bottom of my tree if the cause was that adorable little fella. Soon he won't care about them...

Huggies and wishes for a Glorious Christmas...

Spencer