What better way to end the year than with our new column that let’s us peek into Krrb members’ homes! Whether it’s a Mid-Century chair or vintage china, we love to see how people make it their own. Here today is Danielle Driscoll, whose blog Finding Silver Pennies shows her restoration work along with her Massachusetts Bay coastal style. Read on as we pay a home visit to see how Danielle decorates for the season with vintage finds.
They say you can’t go wrong with a little black dress at Christmas, but I also think the same can be said for vintage. You really can’t go wrong with vintage elements in your decorating. Not only do these time worn items add a bit of character and aged patina to a home but they also can be pretty gentle on your wallet. You can find them on Krrb, at local consignment shops or even in your grandmother’s attic.
This is our first Christmas in our 1920s home. So of course, I’m drawn to older decorations this year. As you walk up the brick walkway to our home you are greeted by an antique, well-worn sled along with some garland from the local hardware store. I fell in love with the sled when I saw it. A slightly different take on the usual red Radio Flyer model.
Antique ornaments and baubles look amazing adorning a fragrant Christmas tree but also look beautiful piled into a bowl or centerpiece. Shimmery vintage ornaments are also lovely as wreaths.
Our mantel has the look of a 1950s Christmas complete with a little red truck (which is new but has a retro look), handmade drop cloth stockings, old book pages and yellow vintage children’s skis. I love the height the skis give to our mantel while also adding a warm yellow to the mix of fresh greenery and holly.
Numbered antique crocks and vintage industrial crates are another gorgeous way to bring vintage to your home this holiday. I’ve filled a numbered crock with holly by our fireplace while an old wooden, herb crate is filled with evergreens and candles.
The great thing about crates is they can be restyled for the different seasons – filled with painted mason jars and flowers once the snow melts and the birds return or with shells for the warm months of summer.
Nothing says welcome to our home more than vintage dishes and china. I know many collect Ironstone. I collect blue and white china and different pieces from England. I also love chippy batter bowls with their lovely stripes. This homemade peppermint bark looks a little more inviting on such a pretty plate.
I hope you’ll think of adding some vintage sparkle to your holiday home! There is still a few more days left to bring some vintage cheer into your home.