Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mixing Your Collectibles In With Holiday Decorating – and Open House Info!


One of our dealers is sharing with us how she mixes in Christmas with the collections that she has out all year long.  After all, who wants to have to put away all of the everyday displays in order to put out the Christmas adornments? 

This year tiny vintage bottle brush trees were tucked inside old restaurant ware creamers.  The grouping of little creamers all have a green pattern on them – perfect for Christmas.



For a farmhouse feel, use a vintage toy tractor, tie a bottle brush tree down on the back with a piece of twine and add a felt knee hugger Santa to the driver’s seat.  Santa has his tree now and is greeted on the shelf with a mica pinecone Snowman.  Using the old SKAT hand soap brings the display upwards, too.





A popular trend with collectors these days is to use old crates and totes for displaying collections of items.  Above, an old Watkin’s Salesman Sampler Tote sits on a shelf and holds crocks filled with bottle brush Christmas trees.  To keep the trees from falling inside the crock, she used wadded up paper and stuffed the crocks with it.  Just set the tree on top of the paper or use some double-sided tape to keep the tree standing upright.



Antique postal scales allow a place for a mica tree topper star to sit on top of. 





Vintage games pieces are a lot of fun to use to spell out different words, like Santa.  These pieces are also fun to use on your table and spell out the name of the guest who’s spot is set at the holiday table.  It’s the little extra unexpected touches that make your guest feel special.

Below, teeny tiny little wrapped packages are nestled under a tree.  These are vintage pieces and each package has been adorned with tiny millinery and jewelry.  These were a great find years ago at her favorite antique store in town.


soft glow santa and presents

Christmas decorating is oftentimes thinking outside the box – no pun intended!  :)  So have fun with decorating and if you need any vintage pieces to mix in with your decor, our store is full of all kinds of wonderful items to use…or give as gifts.


Our Christmas Open House is this weekend, December 8th and 9th. 

Store hours are 11AM – 6PM.  Refreshments will be served for our customers, too.  Stop on by for some holiday cheer!  Several sales will be going on throughout our store and our Christmas store is open as well!  See you this weekend!

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