Sunday, December 9, 2007

Vintage Ornaments May Be My Downfall!

Vintage Ornaments May Be My Downfall!
And don't forget my ~ birthday giveaway ~ this week!

Wanted to share a few more of my decorations with you. I collect vintage bottle brush trees & will be showing you some later this week, but this one today is brand new. Yep, this year I decided to mix the old with the new. Till I get all mine up, please take a peek at my dear friend Karen's (Secondhand Rose) on her mantle.....beware, tho, it'll leave you drooling!

My mother & I went shopping the other day & she surprised me by buying me this adorable Santa for my birthday. Of course I begged for it early....and got it! My birthday isn't actually until the 15th ~ this Saturday. Isn't it adorable?

We went into the neatest little antique shop & I found these three stenciled ornaments that are vintage & so I brought them home with me!
Then the shop lady "helped" me find these vintage indents, handpainted ones, an old strawberry, & even a Merry Christmas glittered one! Of course they had to come home with me, too!
Now these are new ornaments made to look old. Kohl's has an entire line of them called their Nostalgia ornaments. I bought these........ .......and these!!! Poor DH said that I had ALREADY decorated the tree & why did I need MORE? Poor guy, he just doesn't get it, does he?!?!

My dear friend Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage sent me this vintage reproduction Father Christmas card. Isn't it just the sweetest?
And my dear friend Celeste of La Rea Rose sent me this beautiful Christmas card, complete with her signature roses handpainted on the bottom! This is frameable for sure, Celeste!! Thanks so much!

Since I've been so fortunate to win several blog giveaways, & since it will be a while before I reach my 100th post, I thought I would like to give back to the blog community by celebrating my birthday SATURDAY with a give away. SO......leave a comment on any of my posts anytime between now & midnight Saturday evening, the 15th, & then I will draw a name to win some items. Each comment will be a separate entry! I'm sure there will be a few Christmas goodies included!

Now I've got to dash off & decorate some more......
Hugs,
Stephanie

18 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What a cute Santa you got from your Mother.
Isn't it funny how the guys don't get the 'christmas' thing! They just don't want to play!!
What beautiful vintage decorations you bought.
Alison

vickie said...

I love that Santa, Steph! Great vintage ornies. Hmmmmm, someone is having a birthday soon, wonder who it might be!
love ya
vickie

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love your vintage ornaments... I also got a bunch of the Nostalgia ornaments at Kohls. They have the absolute best ornaments this year.

Hope you have a happy happy birthday!!! xoxo

celestina marie said...

Steph, your vintage ornies are lovely. The Santa from your mother is wonderful too. Your Birthday giveaway will be fun. Can't wait to see all your decorating!
hugs, Celestina

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Steph! the Santa is adorable!! And I LOVE all your new ornaments!!! The card from Celeste is so beautiful too!!

Love ya,
Amy

She'sSewPretty said...

I'll bet your house is just gorgeous! I love all of your vintage ornaments. I put mine in a big candy jar tonight. I mixed some red in with my pink though.

Natasha Burns said...

Oh I love all the vintage decorations you have, they are so beautiful!!!!

Dolly said...

Cute Cute Santa.... your mom is such a sweetheart! Give her a hug from me!

I thought of you when I unwarapped all of my vintage ornies! We still need to make our ornie wreaths!
Wait till you see how many ornies I have....I bought some more over the summer, I was surprised when I put them all together!

You are giving presents away on your birthday.... that is just too sweet!

Luvs ya, Dolly

Lesha said...

These are beautiful :)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Stephanie, vintage ornaments are my downfall also!! I was going to say they just dont make them like that anymore but the new ones you have found are just gorgeous too!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Lori said...

Stephanie, Hi there! Boy hope TX is warmer and not covered in ice like we are! I spent a whole Sunday in because of a big ice storm, todays Monday and were expecting more! needless to say it terrifies me with my knee and back problems!! Love all the ornaments. Personally I haven't bought one this year. The local museum has historical reproduction ornaments and will checkit out on Saturday, have quite a few already from previous years. I really do love that clear container with pink ornaments too. Oh Steph, did you have any reception photos to post yet? I'm dying to se the tables and the feather tree!! well gonna run I getting a tad behind in pre-holiday prep and need to play catch up today! Love, Lori

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love your vintage ornaments. I'm going to Kohls today and will be sure to check out their vintage section. I just love everything you do. You have such a warm elegant style. Have a great birthday week!

The Rose Room said...

That Santa is so cute, love all your ornaments, a girl can never have too many Christmas ornaments!

Mary said...

Hello Stephanie, How fun to go shopping with your Mom:) (miss mine) Your Santa is precious. Are your vintage Ornaments the give a way?? I tried :)
Love vintage Christmas things, if they could talk what stories they would tell. Please put me in for the Birthday give away.
Have a great day.Hugs Mary

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oooooooooooooooo I LOVE those vintage ornies!!
Happy Birthday; my dh's birthday is Sunday! :)

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Miss Steph...I LOVE everything..the Santa, bottle brush tree and all those wonderful vintage ornies...I have been picking loads of them up lately too. And..My dd b-day is today..you both are close so and early HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

I just love ya sweetie...Lorena

Secondhandrose said...

Oh,I love the stenciled ornaments the best too. They are so sweet.
Karen

BumbleVee said...

what a haul on vintage and also on some vintage look-a-likes.... I am still partial to the old fashioned indented beauties.