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.

Jennifer Rizzo Holiday Housewalk

If you’re visiting from my friend Jenny at Dear Lillie … welcome! Make sure to check out her always stunning home!

Dear Lillie Holiday Housewalk Christmas Tour

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!

Love this whimsical and colorful Christmas mantel with cute ice skater art and feather trees dripping in vintage Shiny Brite ornaments

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 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 art 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.

How cute is this little Boston Terrier in a Christmas sweater - and I love the Christmas mantel with sparse trees and whimsical ice skating art

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)!

Love the feather trees with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments on this colorful Christmas mantel

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.

Whimsical Christmas decor - love the feather trees with vintage ornaments and the retro deer

Whimsical Christmas mantel with ice skaters in NYC art and pom pom stockings

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.

Gorgeous colorful Christmas mantel with ice skaters in NYC art, feather trees, vintage ornaments and whimsical pom pom stockings

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!

Love this big bowl of faux snowballs and the vintage snow shovel

A forest of vintage bottle brush trees continues down onto my coffee table with my collection of loving cups acting as tree stands.

Love these vintage bottle brush trees displayed in vintage trophies

Love this vintage landscape gallery wall with little elves for Christmas

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.

Cute little elf knee huggers displayed among vintage paintings for Christmas

A roaring fire makes this the coziest spot in the house.

Christmas Home Tour - love this stunning colorful Christmas mantel with sparse trees, colorful art and red pom pom stockings

Love this vintage filled Christmas home tour - the antique wood sign with pom pom garland

Christmas staircase - love the DIY wood gingerbread houses and the vintage wood Santas

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

Beautiful Christmas foyer - love the wood houses on the stairs and the antique wood sign

Love this antique House for Sale sign and this whole Christmas home tour

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

Vintage hard plastic Santa blow mold is cute on the staircase surrounded by DIY wood houses

Love these old water jugs filled with string lights for Christmas

It doesn’t get much easier than putting string lights into glass jars.

Beautiful Christmas home tour - love the glass jars filled with string lights and the sparse Christmas trees with vintage glass ornaments

An old Christmas tree stand becomes a cute vase to display clippings.

Love this vintage Christmas tree stand with Santa graphics used as a vase for branches

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.

Love the whimsical vintage Christmas tray gallery wall in this stunning home tour

I love a good gallery wall and had fun finding these vintage Christmas trays while thrifting.

Love this vintage Christmas tray gallery wall in this farmhouse kitchen

Love this farmhouse kitchen for Christmas and the huge vintage numbers against the marble backsplash

Huge vintage metal numbers remind us that Christmas will be here sooner than we think!

Love the huge vintage 25 numbers for Christmas in this farmhouse kitchen - and love the red stove!

Love the huge vintage 25 metal numbers for Christmas

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stand guard and make sure nobody steals any cookies.

Love the vintage Don Featherstone Santa and Mrs. Clause blow molds in this Christmas home tour

Beautiful Christmas plates on a mug rack

Love this trio of vintage Santas - a planter, a mug and a pitcher

Santa could use a trim!

How cute is this bowl filled with vintage velvet Santa ornaments

I’m a big believer in displaying little things together to make a big impact like this bowl of velvet Santas!

Love this vintage Putz house display and the vintage ceramic light up Christmas trees

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.

Vintage Putz house display - love the mini houses and the little wood trees

Love this collection of vintage and new ceramic light up Christmas trees

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.

Love this collection of vintage ceramic light up Christmas trees - especially the mice tree!

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse and my mouse tree is a rare find.

Love this collection of Santa mugs under glass

Vintage Santa mugs mix with new to create a fun display under glass.

Add an ornament to an everyday object for a touch of Christmas - love this vintage Bambi deer ornament

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.

Beautiful Christmas dining room with a pair of sparse Christmas trees filled with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments

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.

Huge trough filled with vintage Shiny Brite glass ornaments!

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!

Love this huge centerpiece of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments!

Beautiful pair of sparse Christmas trees filled with vintage glass ornaments

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!

Christmas dining room decked out with two Christmas trees filled with tons of vintage Shiny Brites

Gorgeous Shiny Brite ornaments!

My dining room is the perfect blend of old (vintage Danish modern chairs that I recovered in new Otomi fabric) and new (dining table).

Love this festive Christmas dining room with two Christmas trees filled with vintage ornaments

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!

Festive Christmas bar cart with Be Merry Garland and huge wreath

My bar cart is a vintage bamboo chest of drawers that got jazzed up for the holidays with this cute Be Merry banner.

Fill a bowl with one color vintage glass ornaments then add a vintage tree topper!

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!

Tiny elf knee hugger hides among vintage ornaments

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

Love these vintage Santa and reindeer drinking glasses and Piper champagne bucket

Let’s get cozy in the family room where our judgmental blow mold elf with his giant candy cane resides.

Cozy Christmas family room - love the elf blow mold, berry wreath and cozy throws and pillows

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)!

Love this festive home tour - the antique glass jars filled with string lights and the festive vintage elf blow mold

More string lights draped in and around my collection of vintage demijohns (wine jugs) creates a warm glow at night.

Vintage elf blow molds stands watch with his candy cane!

I love this colorful row of houses in the snow pillow and can leave it out all winter long.

Cozy family room with vintage elf blow mold and ice bucket planter

Using vintage ice buckets as planters is one of my favorite things to do and this snowy scene is so fun for winter.

Vintage winter ice bucket turned planter for Christmas

Christmas came very early when my friend gave me this HUGE grapefruit tree for my sunroom!

Beautiful sunroom decked out for Christmas - love the tree filled with vintage glass ornaments

I love a disco ball any time of the year because they catch the light and create magical patterns on the walls and ceiling.

Love this festive sunroom for Christmas - the rattan daybed with red throw and reindeer pillow

This is where I surround myself with all the plants!

Cute Boston Terrier Rudolph pillow!

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.

Festive Christmas sunroom - love the tree with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and the rattan daybed

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.

Vintage striped Shiny Brite ornaments

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.

Vintage Santa figural milk glass lights

Vintage Santa & Mrs. Claus blow molds and the cutest Boston Terrier!

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 TourPlease 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.

Fox Hollow Cottage Holiday Housewalk

Shop my Christmas house – click the pics below to see more …

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  1. Wow your home is absolutely beautiful!! I love the print on your fireplace!! So many beautiful spaces in your home 🎄🎄

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!

    1. 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 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!

  8. Kelly, I love all that you have done to blend vintage touches with newer items. I think Miss Sushi is an adorable model!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!


  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!


  17. 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! 🤍

  18. Ok, one more thing lol. I absolutely love the vintage ceramic tree with the mice! What a great find Kelly! 🐭

  19. 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!

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