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?