A Naturally Vintage Christmas


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Check out these tips for a vintage Christmas. I’m still working on the final touches for my own virtual holiday home tour–and the Christmas cocktail party we are throwing tonight–but I thought today I’d share some really cool natural & vintage Christmas decorating ideas from my friend Stacy’s beautiful home.

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while might her gorgeous house from this post a while back. It is the most amazing little 1927 Craftsman bungalow, made even better by her incredible quirky and eclectic vintage style. (If you love vintage items, be sure to check out her Etsy shop! She has SUCH cool stuff!) I could literally spend hours there, just drooling over her ideas and chatting about, well, everything. We are two peas in a creative pod! And of course the girls love going just for the chickens.

This year her home was featured by the Punta Gorda Historical Society as the 2012 Holiday Idea House. She had the whole place decked out in found vintage pieces, natural greenery, white lights, poinsettias, chalkboards, pineapple, & even a few lumps of coal. The more I looked, the more fabulous details I found, and I just love seeing how creative she is at turning salvaged pieces into works of art. The day after the tour, she graciously opened her home again so that I could host a few photography sessions. Between the chickens, the iced tea, and the s’mores bar, I’m pretty sure everyone who came had a great time. She is the epitome of Southern Hospitality!

This happy southern couple poses on the steps of their home in front of their chickens.

This bright Christmas tree has sparkly ornaments and ribbon.

This lovely holiday table setting is elegant and green.

Loved the gorgeous table with all the greenery and vintage glassware.

These fresh flowers look cute with the gold ornaments.

This decorated mantel features vintage lamps and fresh flowers.

These stacked vintage suitcases look great with the holiday wreath.

The fresh greenery on this sink adds a fun decor piece to the space.

This chalkboard wall against the vintage furniture is adorable.

The chalkboard wall sign pairs well with the vintage counter tops.

The Christmas reindeer light up the backyard.

This festive mistletoe sign and garland adds Christmas elements to the patio.

Stacy cut all the fresh greenery herself from local sources; she used pine, cedar, palmetto, pinecones, mistletoe, and magnolia.

This red chandelier with green moss is festive for the Christmas season.

These brothers share a drink using holiday straws.

The greenery surrounding the entryway of this home is unique.

And just in case someone was naughty this year……a bowl of coal!

This pile of coal is fun for the Christmas season.

The pine cones, garland, and twinkle lights across the window ledge are a festive decor element.

The s’mores bar was absolute perfection.

This happy couple is enjoying the smores bar with chocolate and marshmallows.

This happy family enjoys the smores bar.

This smore is perfectly burnt with chocolate.

These parents enjoy the goodies at the smores bar with their kids.

The chickens were also a huge hit with the kiddos.

these boys have fun feeding the chickens outside.

This young boy has fun holding a chicken.

This happy couple shares a kiss under some mistletoe holding a Christmas sign.

Thanks for the hospitality Stacy! xoxo

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What’s your holiday decorating style? Where do you find your inspiration?


  1. December 14 at 08:16AM

    Love all of these pictures! So pretty!

  2. Barb
    December 14 at 09:18AM

    Wow! So beautiful. She did a great job. I love old houses so much. The photography is beautiful too!

  3. Sandra
    December 14 at 09:57AM

    Love. It. All. SO much!

  4. RobinG
    December 14 at 05:57PM

    Does she know her chalkboard says manager instead of manger? 🙂 It’s all very beautiful!

    • Stacy
      December 17 at 07:55AM

      No she didn’t. LOL. That many people through my house, and no one mentioned it either. You know chalkboards don’t have spell check. . . Thanks for the correction Robin G.

      • Ruth
        December 18 at 08:17AM

        LOL 🙂

  5. December 18 at 12:17PM

    you are adorable and your home is beautiful!!! it’s so well done and i love all the thought behind it.

  6. Alie B
    December 18 at 12:47PM

    Very sweet. I smiled the entire time I looked at your photos! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  7. December 18 at 11:52PM

    Your friend has an amazing home beautifully. decorated for the season. Love the outdoor decorations

  8. December 20 at 05:54PM

    Your friend’s home has so many pretty details, the kiddos are adorable and your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Taylor
    January 28 at 02:16PM

    I read every single blog post, and somehow I missed the very one that had our pictures! Thankfully, my husband decided to surf your blog on his own and came across the post. =) Otherwise, we would have missed it altogether! Ruth, you did an amazing job capturing these moments. Stacy’s home is soooo very lovely! Until we meet again!

  10. Lizzie Saito
    November 6 at 01:26PM

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures, Ruth. I love your glass figurines! Where did you buy them? I adore them right now, I buy my artistic hand blown glass figurines from antique shops, art galleries, and online like ebay and Glasslilies. Looking forward to your response! 🙂

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