Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a Vintage Christmas

If you came to my home for a visit, you might be a little confused.
I have always been into "styles" of homes. Years ago I asked my Aunt Barbara, "Aunt Barb, what is your home style?" She laughed her wonderful chuckle and said, "its Aunt Barbara what she likes style!" As I grow older, I am liking this style more and more!

Ok, back to my home....I would say I decorate "kinda" old world. But then I have a country touch, a victorian side, and Grandma's attic too! So you can see my confusion.

One of these days I am going to have a vintage ornie tree. But until I do, I thought today, I would show the ornies I have in a collage for Mosaic Monday at Mary's.

If I just had a bigger house, all my decorating desires would be solved! But I am blessed with the home I have....and I just cannot have 10 trees...although I would like to!

I have enjoyed seeing all the tours of homes these past few weeks. I am always amazed at the genius ideas of blogland.

I don't know if I will post again before Christmas. Maybe, but if not....

I wish all of my Blogging friends the Merriest of Christmas. I hope all your wishes come true...that Santa is good to you....but most of all

I pray you remember the true Reason for the celebrate the birth of my personal Saviour, Jesus. I am so thankful to be a Child of the King!

Happy Birthday Jesus!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, what a sweet post, Ceekay!! I am so like you when it comes to decorating. I can't make up my mind most of the time. Decorating my Christmas tree this year was as always, a walk down memory lane. I could see in my ornaments when I was in to country style, Victorian, old world and now, shabby chic. Since I can't part with anything, my home is one big mix. And my home is small like yours and I like it that way. I don't want a ton of space to fill...

I love your mosaic and ornies!! (Love that word!!) And I am going to visit your other blog. You have so many things going on in your life, I think it is a great idea.

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family, Ceekay!! :-)


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Merry Christmas Ceekay!
I love the vintage ornaments, and I know what you mean, if I had a bigger house I would have 10 trees too! But just remember, more to clean with a bigger house as well! Hugs, Cindy

Gayla said...

I am with you on deciding a style. I think I'm primitive, but my heart flutters at all these white on white pastels, which is sooo NON-primitive... Shabby French Chic... sometimes country... old world... I'm scary. Have a wonderful Christmas. I know this has been a hard year for you, and I'm praying for a beautiful and healthy 2010! Hugs from Missouri.

Sarah said...

Ceekay, this is a beautiful post. I fall into the same category as far as "style" for our home. It isn't any one style, but rather what we like.

Peeking into your box of vintage ornaments I see several that are like ones that hung on our family tree when I was a child. My niece has what was left of these when my mom moved from her home. She and her husband are building a home so she didn't pull her Christmas things out of storage this year. Next year I plan to take photos so I have a record of the precious ornaments from my childhood tree. Are any of these from your childhood tree?

I'll definitely keep up with "My Journey with Teal." Thank you for sharing. I think of you frequently and know the courage and strength this journey requires. Christmas Hugs and Blessings to you!

Warmly ~ Sarah

Mevely317 said...

Beautifully said! 'Sure like your Auntie's advice, CeeKay ... what an assured lady!

Have yourselves a WONDER-fully blessed Christmas.


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Ceekay,

Isn't it nice we can have whatever style we want? Sometimes I wish I could have special rooms just for other styles I like!!

I love all your vintage ornaments - they remind me of my childhood!

Havw a great week and a very Merry Christmas!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear Ceekay. May God richly bless you and your family.

Thanks for being such a sweet friend to me.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Joy said...

Beautiful vintage ornaments! Have a Very Merry Christmas.

Shelia said...

Merry Christmas, Dear Ceekay! Blessings to you and your family!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what great vintage ornaments! They look like they are all in perfect condition! Have a wonderful Christmas! laurie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just love your pretty vintage ornaments! I hope you and your family enjoy a very peaceful and blessed Christmas.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty ornies, they look good all clustered together in the collage! I need to get back to doing the mosaics again, they are fun!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ceekay, I love your boxes of vintage ornaments. I just passed up a chance to buy several..sure wish I had them Like you there are days I wish I had a larger home, and most others I'm glad I don't. Girl I have too many styles I like now, if I had a bigger home I'd be in alot of From our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas.
hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Ceekay these are lovely vintage ornaments!! I have some and I have the in silver bowls and such around the house as I don't have a tree for them also.

Merry Christmas friend!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! I am new to your blog and I am enjoying getting to know you. I was an only child too:) I love your little dog. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Twyla

Mimi said...

I too am a child of the KING and indeed it the reason for the season!!!!
I love your tree and your home, it is exceptional because it is yours!!!! I could have lots of trees and lots of rooms and ecorate all of them different as well, just a slong as the home is filled with LOVE it is beautiful!!!!
I want to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!!!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Your vintage ornaments stir memories of a simpler time.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

I love vintage ornaments. I have some special ones from my grandmother that stays on top of the tree.

Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

your ornaments are so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Ceekay! And I hope you are feeling good too!

Linda said...

Ceekay, your vintage ornaments of beautiful...I love them too. Merry Christmas to you and your...hugs, Linda


I say we should all decorate with things that bring us joy, things we ourselves think are lovely or stylish.. after all we are the ones who spend the most time in our homes. I too have a small home, but it is our home and we are blessed to have it. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty ornaments Ceekay!

Merry Christmas & Many Blessings! ~Melissa :)

A Hint of Home said...

Pretty mosaic. I have a mixture too. You just have to love what you have, then you know it's for you.
I can almost see your Aunt Barb saying that. lol How is she doing?

Kathleen said...

It is so freeing to do what you rules to follow!
Enjoy, and really you don't want to do 10 trees..I do 4 and that is way too many!
Merry Christmas to you dear Ceekay, and yes, the reason for the season!
Good health to you!

Kathy said...

Love your pretty vintage ornies, C. I gave boxes and boxes of gorgeous vintage ornies to Julie when I cleaned out my in law's house. Maybe I should have kept some!

Talk to you in a day or two...Kathy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Those vintage ornaments are gorgeous...I actually remember my Mom having some of those and I was also heartsick everytime one would break...they were so very delicate...good luck with your beautiful ones...Merry Christmas!!!

June said...

Hi Ceekay,
I'm a confused decorator too. Hey, let's start a design business you and me. What do ya think of 'The Confused Decor' for a I love too many styles and I'm not willing to give any of them up. I have a small home too. I really do love it, but sometimes I dream of one more room. For all my junk!
I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases girl. Do you know you are an inspiration to me. Every time I come here and see your beautiful picture and smiling face it brightens my day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, I love those vintage ornaments. They are gorgeous.

I have everything on my tree usually, but you know what I did this year? I put up little small trees. I ran out of time, and I decided I was not going to be able to get the big one done. So I did two little trees on the table in the breakfast room, a bigger little tree on a table in the family room, and a tiny tree on a plant stand in the foyer. And two undecorated trees on the table in front of the fireplace. Yes, I did. And it still looks festive. But I confess, I do miss the big tree!

Hope you are feeling better...


Sheila :-)

eileeninmd said...

I love your vintage ornaments. I have a small house that I am very happy with. A bigger house just means that much more to clean. LOL! I rather spend my time enjoying other things.
Merry Christmas Ceekay!

Love Bears All Things said...

I am kind of Country, I guess in my decor. It reflects what I like. There are a lot of handmade ornaments on the tree. Some from dear friends who have gone home. I like snowmen, and vintage santas, and Angels, and bears. I think it is a happy mix.
Mama Bear

Carol said...

Very sweet! Happy Holidays!

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