christmas decorating with vintage finds

Almost every time I go to visit my mother in Central New York, we make our obligatory stop at this fabulous Antique Barn in her area. The place is filled with all sorts of findings and we spend hours looking at furniture and pawing through tchotchkes, dishes, clothing…stuff. I almost always walk out with something.

On our last visit there, I picked out a handful of items that I intended to use for a cute vintage Christmas vignette. When mixed in with some items I already had (from that Antique Barn), I was able to get something a little bit vintage, a little bit a simple, and a lot of merry.


The “merry” blocks, the adorable brass deer set, the record, and the books all came from that day.  The bowl was acquired on a different trip from that same shop.


I don’t typically do all-vintage, but once I saw these great items I decided to just go with it.  I was so excited to try out something a little out of my ‘zone’ and am happy with the results!Signature

Linking it Up:
The Merriest Blog Hop
Gingerly Made
Christmas Wonderful Link Party
A Handmade Holiday Link Party
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The Party Bunch

feather home decor roundup

Decorating with feathers has become one of my favorite ways to add little accents in trendy home decor.  There are lots of ways just a few little (or large) feathers can go a long way to making a stylish statement.


Check out some of these pretties.

cupid arrow feathers

Cupid Arrows on Celebration

etsy dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher from perpetUMobile

feather garland

Feather Garland on Lark and Lace

feather heart wreath

Feather Heart Wreath on Bespoke Bride

feather wall hanging

Feather Wall Hanging on Free People

feather wreath

Fall Feather Wreath on Brown Bobbin

feather flower arrangement

Flower Arrangement on Style Me Pretty

gilded feather art

Gilded Feather Framed Art on Studs & Pearls


Paper Feather Wreath on Lia Griffith

valentine dreamcatcher

Heart Dreamcatcher on Funkytime

Do any of these inspire you to add some feathers to your home decor?  I am loving the dreamcatchers.  So many possibilities!


Linking it Up:
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thanksgiving front door

I was in a big hurry to get my Thanksgiving ‘wreath’ on my front door yesterday, after all the Halloween festivities were done.  I am really loving this one!  In true Anne fashion, I could not resist some sparkle either.


Still sticking with a look that is a little bit simple, a little bit fancy.


A couple of tips for working with feathers that I learned.  First off, I wanted curly feathers, so I checked out this tutorial on You Tube on curling feathers.  Once curled, I used mod podge to stick my feathers, slathering it on the canvas pretty thick just where the feathers would be.  I gently pressed them on with either my fingers or a toothpick and that was it.  I did try to put mod podge on top and ended up with a sort of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree-looking feather.  Not really what I was going for.




glitterd-letters give-thanks-canvas

black-and-white-front-door give-thanks

Now I am hoping the crazy wind doesn’t blow it right off the door!  Happy November!


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Link Party Palooza
Or So She Says
Serenity You
Create & Inspire Party
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Bloom Designs
Monday Funday
Skip to My Lou
Home Coming
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