Very Vintage Christmas Home Photo & Video Tour!
I’ve been decking and trimming and stringing and hanging and I’m excited to share my 11th Christmas home tour with you! It’s a little bit vintage a little bit modern and I had so much fun using vintage and thrifted finds in unique ways. I’m not one of those gals who give you a room or two … I’m giving you a whole house tour with tons of pics and a video tour of my home. Welcome to my Very Vintage Christmas Home Tour!
I’m kicking off the first day of the Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk which means that all week long, you can hop from blog to blog to see some amazing homes decked out for Christmas. The tour begins at Jen’s house here so don’t miss it.
If you’re visiting from my friend Jenny at Dear Lillie … welcome! Make sure to check out her always stunning home!
I added a source list at the end of this post in case you see something that you have to have.
I am so excited to include a video tour of my home all decked out for Christmas so make sure to watch it (after the short ad) below!
For those of you new to my blog, I live in New Jersey in a circa 1913 house that we did a complete gut renovation on 12 years ago. We now have the old bones of an old house with the modern conveniences and updates of a new one! Just like my house, I love mixing old and new for a one of a kind look … especially at Christmas!
The mantel is the first thing I decorate and when I have that figured out, everything else seems to flow from there. I’ve said this before over the years, but I really think this may be my favorite mantel yet!
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Can you believe this ice skating scene is a page out of this calendar that I had enlarged at Staples?! I love the whimsical ice skaters and the colorful skyscrapers and knew it would make the perfect focal point for my mantel.
Sushi’s favorite time of the year is when she dons her favorite Christmas sweater! Although she asked me if the horizontal stripes make her look chubby (I assured her they do not)!
While these may not be antique feather trees (those are made with real goose feathers), I’ve had these reproductions for years and knew they would be perfect on the mantel dripping with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments.
I found similar looking trees here.
A trio of pom pom stockings hung on the left side of the mantel visually balances out the bowl and shovel on the right side of the hearth.
I carried the ice skating theme down to the hearth and filled a big bowl with faux snowballs then nestled a pair of my daughters old ice skates among them.
My hubby’s childhood snow shovel completes the look!
A forest of vintage bottle brush trees continues down onto my coffee table with my collection of loving cups acting as tree stands.
I’m trying to work with what I have as opposed to changing out my entire house for Christmas and a few elves peeking from the shelves of my vintage gallery wall adds a touch of Christmas whimsy.
A roaring fire makes this the coziest spot in the house.
Last year, I turned these plain wood houses into a gingerbread village and I love being able to reuse my decorations in unique ways year after year.
How to Make DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses Here
Small vintage Frosty and Santa blow molds add a pop of color to the stairs and our long retired Elf on the Shelf (Hot Tamale!) looks on from above.
Get Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas Here
It doesn’t get much easier than putting string lights into glass jars.
An old Christmas tree stand becomes a cute vase to display clippings.
I’ve been going simpler and simpler on my bannister and no longer feel the need to wrestle garland into place. Instead, I love hanging a big wreath for a festive pop of color.
I love a good gallery wall and had fun finding these vintage Christmas trays while thrifting.
Huge vintage metal numbers remind us that Christmas will be here sooner than we think!
Mr. and Mrs. Claus stand guard and make sure nobody steals any cookies.
Santa could use a trim!
I’m a big believer in displaying little things together to make a big impact like this bowl of velvet Santas!
These vintage Putz houses were a recent find and I love they way they look grouped together to form a little village on my kitchen shelves.
I am most excited about my new collection of ceramic light up Christmas trees! All of them are vintage except for the white tree with colorful lights.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse and my mouse tree is a rare find.
Vintage Santa mugs mix with new to create a fun display under glass.
I’ve been putting a pair of sparse Christmas trees in my dining room for years and don’t see myself stopping this tradition any time soon.
Because I’ve been on a vintage Shiny Brite ornament finding roll lately, I decided to pile up my latest finds in a zinc trough for the world’s prettiest centerpiece.
My favorite tip for setting a table is to use dishcloths as napkins! These $3 All is Bright dishcloths are perfect for any vintage ornament lover!
Because I like things that do double duty, I’m a big fan of using throw blankets as tree skirts. The tassels on these are so much fun!
My dining room is the perfect blend of old (vintage Danish modern chairs that I recovered in new Otomi fabric) and new (dining table).
One of the best things I’ve ever done was hire an artist to paint this mural onto my dining room walls. I got the look of wallpaper for a fraction of the cost!
My bar cart is a vintage bamboo chest of drawers that got jazzed up for the holidays with this cute Be Merry banner.
I stumbled across a huge amount of vintage red ornaments at the thrift store and knew they would look amazing piled high on an old ironstone platter. I added the vintage tree topper and tiny little knee hugger elf for fun!
No bar cart is complete without a set of vintage drinking glasses and a vintage champagne bucket.
See more of my vintage drinking glass collection here
Let’s get cozy in the family room where our judgmental blow mold elf with his giant candy cane resides.
Blow molds are the life size version of elf on the shelf and it’s fun to move this big elf to unexpected places around the house (he insists on holding not only his candy cane … but the remote control too)!
More string lights draped in and around my collection of vintage demijohns (wine jugs) creates a warm glow at night.
I love this colorful row of houses in the snow pillow and can leave it out all winter long.
Using vintage ice buckets as planters is one of my favorite things to do and this snowy scene is so fun for winter.
Christmas came very early when my friend gave me this HUGE grapefruit tree for my sunroom!
I love a disco ball any time of the year because they catch the light and create magical patterns on the walls and ceiling.
This is where I surround myself with all the plants!
The pillow is actually my dog Sushi! I added a big red Rudolph nose to her cute little face and turned her into a pillow that you can get here.
Who says Christmas trees have to be evergreen? My grapefruit tree got a Christmas glow up with the addition of all of my striped Shiny Brites.
Scattering bowls of ornaments (or in this case vintage figural milk glass light bulbs) around the house is a quick and easy way to add a little bit of Christmas to every room.
Remember, the Clauses (and Sushi!) know when you’ve been naughty so try to be on your best behavior (at least until you get your gifts)!
Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases.
I’ll be sharing more Christmas inspiration so stay tuned.
Don’t miss my past Christmas home tours …
Home Sweet Home Christmas Tour / Please Come Home Christmas Tour / There’s No Place Like Home Tour
See how to display the same Christmas decorations in completely different ways, year after year here
Next on the Christmas tour hop is my good friend Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage so be sure to pay her a visit.
Shop my Christmas house – click the pics below to see more …
Wow your home is absolutely beautiful!! I love the print on your fireplace!! So many beautiful spaces in your home 🎄🎄
Thanks so much Elma! I love getting creative every Christmas!
Love! Love the uniqueness 🙂 YAY!! Love your thoughts about enjoying and reusing differently this year, and incorporating vs “overhauling”- which I’m not sure exactly when that tradition all began…but prob w/the internet, lol.
I think people see so many people going over the top with Christmas decorations, they feel they have to do the same! Less is sometimes more Missy!
Kelly, Everything looks so festive. How old is Sushi now? He is the best model. Have a merry, merry Christmas. Pat
Sushi is 7 years young but has a little gray face Pat!
I love it all, yup every last little twinkle light and shinny brite. I usually do the tour and leave a comment about my favorite things, but there is literally too many for me to pick just a few. I do have one same favorite from year to year…. Mr. Eclectics shovel.
I actually have a pair of those shovels … one was Mr. Eclectic’s sisters but she won’t be getting it back!!
You are a collector extraordinaire! I just love love love your home and all of your vintage touches. Your mantel is so fun – I start my decorating there as well each year!
Love your putz house collection and how you have them arranged, and love the little elves on your ledges!
Beautiful, happy home!!!
I scored that whole box of Putz houses on FB marketplace for … $5!!
I love your style, but even more so at Christmas as I adore seeing vintage items that bring back memories of Christmases past. 🙂
I have followed you for a couple of years, I really enjoy your new vintage finds. It is truly the hunt also. The mixture of old and new is done so cleanly and how great are all the vintage finds look. I am jealous of your ability to get more vintage items in the East. I live in Midwest and some of the nicer items are hard to come by. Thanks for sharing your house at Christmas and all seasons. Fun to watch the changes.
I have definitely lucked out recently with my vintage Christmas finds Eloise! I’ll put in a good word with Santa for you so you find more too!
Thanks so much Diane! I am extra inspired to decorate for Christmas every year. Come January I will have decorating paralysis!
I didn’t know what to pin & save first?!
You are the Goddess of vintage goods.
The mantel, the BIG 25, the dining room trees and the trough of ornies, the “be merry” and your bamboo chest… love it all sweets! MERRY holidays to you & yours. xo Shan
Thanks Shannon! I had fun using all my vintage finds!
Your house makes me so happy! I love everything!
Thanks so much – it’s especially warm and happy during the holidays for sure Karen!
You always have the most fun Christmas home tours!!! I love it all! Your vintage ornament collection is amazing and that little Santa mug is the cutest! Merry Christmas to you and your family – and Sushi too!
I may have a vintage Christmas collecting problem Jenn … and I’m not mad about it!
Thank you Kelly, I knew it would be wonderful and it certainly was. I so enjoyed looking at where and how you placed everything, pinned it so I could look again and use some of your ideas. Sushi was having fun too, I could see!!!
I’m glad you can see the pure misery … I mean joy in her eyes when I make her wear that sweater!
Love seeing all your amazing vintage collections and how you style them so perfectly, Kelly! Everything looks so fresh and happy; especially love the mantel!
Thanks so much Lora and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Kelly, I love all that you have done to blend vintage touches with newer items. I think Miss Sushi is an adorable model!
Sushi sends hugs and kisses Jeannine!
I just love your home Kelly, it’s so fun yet cozy and just beautiful! Your pup might be my favorite highlight! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Kristin! Sushi sends all her hugs and sloppy wet kisses!
Kelly, it all looks amazing! Those two dining room Christmas trees are beyond real! I wish I had room for two in my dining room 😉 and I want a rainbow disco ball. Merry Christmas!
The rainbow disco ball is Santa approved!
Pure Christmas magic! I love all your collections, Kelly, and how wonderful is your hubby’s childhood shovel?!? LOVE it!
Thank you Danielle! I am thrilled to have so many of my husbands childhood things!
Thanks so much Karen!
Beautiful! Fun! Joyous!
Where did you find your tree sign in the kitchen?
The tree sign is from Target a couple of years ago Sherry
Kelly, I can be always count on you for fun, whimsical decorations for Christmas!! Love your style. And thank you for the inspiration!! xoxo Lidy
You’re too kind Lidy! Thank you so much and hope you have a very merry Christmas!
Wow Kelly your tour is gorgeous! Seriously, you’ve outdone yourself this year! I’m especially fond of those double trees in the dining room and the trough of vintage ornaments has my heart!
Happy Holidays to you!
I can’t resist a vintage ornament Sheila! Thank you so much for your kind words!
My word, Kelly! I started out thinking oh my goodness – I love that skating print this is my favorite part of your home. Then it was the little gingerbread houses, then it was the velvet santas, then when I got to your dining room, those two trees and that whole trough of Shiny Brites – WOW! You have such a wonderful collection of holiday decor. It’s so incredibly festive and inspiring!
Wow Chelsea thanks for making my day with your sweet words!
as always your holiday home is just perfect. Love all all the holiday vintage collectables. So festive and fun. enjoy the holiday season
Thank you so much Laura! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!
Your home looks amazing all decorated for Christmas! I love all the little trees and gingerbread houses going up the stairs! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Marci! I do love decorating for Christmas!
Kelly, you are right! That dough bowl filled with shiny brights makes the BEST centerpiece! Enjoyed your tour and a chance to see all your vintage goodies!
Thanks so much Jane! I had fun with this one!
WOW! WOW! WOW! Your Christmas decor is absolutely amazing- I am in love with it all – the colors, the vintage treasures, the vignettes-pure Christmas perfection! Your home has so much joy and happiness & truly represents the season.
Thank you so much Liz for your kind words! I do enjoy decking my halls!
I really enjoyed looking at your vintage decorations in your beautiful home! Thank you for giving me decorating ideas I never had before. Your home is so much fun especially with Sushi!
Sushi is the star of the show Pam!
So fun. Your collections and the way you display them are amazing.
That’s so sweet of you to say Katie! Merry Christmas!
I so enjoyed this tour. I am old enough that what is now considered vintage is still part of my regular Christmas decorating each year. I chuckle over being so happy to find the ceramic trees. I have three of them and am the original owner. LOL. Your ornament collection is impressive. Mine are part of my childhood, but a much more modest collection. Some of them have the remnants of the old snow that we used to spray on our live trees, and some boxes still contain some of the old tinsel that we would hang, never throw, on our tree.
We used to hang tinsel when I was a kid … one strand at a time!
Oh my goodness! Your home always delights me. This year is the best!! I am obsessed with your gnomes and that pillow of sushi is so cute! I pinned so many things! Thanks for sharing your home with us. It is so inspiring!
Sushi and I thank you so much Jen! Everyone needs a Sushi pillow!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and decor! I love the tree stand used as a vase and Hot Tamale made me laugh. Love seeing Sushi toi! 🤍
Ok, one more thing lol. I absolutely love the vintage ceramic tree with the mice! What a great find Kelly! 🐭
That mouse tree was such a good find!
Your home looks gorgeous decked out for Christmas. I slowly scrolled through your post, enjoying each picture that you shared.
Thank you Paula! It’s fun to change things up every year!
Love, love the ways you have displayed all your vintage decor. That print and the decor around it on the mantle is fantastic. Your stone doves took me back, my parents had them, not sure whatever happened since. Thanks for the idea to store the snowballs in a bowl or basket as decor. We have a couple sets for when we feel like indoor snowball fights. Happy holidays!
Indoor snowball fights are the best Michelle! I am so glad you enjoyed my tour
Everything looks so beautiful. Love your furry model, Sushi. Chloe says Merry Christmas to Sushi girl.
Merry Christmas to Chloe and you Tammy!!
Kelly I’m coming to snag all these vintage treasures!!!!! LOL! Beautiful BEAUTIFUL tour my friend. So gorgeous and I especially love those cutie Santas!
Santa will be watching you to make sure nothing goes missing!!