Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas at Retroville

Now that I finished grading the CIN 150 finals, I have be able to begin decorating for Christmas at Retroville. It has been so exciting to decorate for the holidays for the first time AND to finally be able to display all the vintage Christmas things I have collected over the years. Today, I will be sharing my faux fireplace that is in my front room. The real fireplace in my back room doesn't have a mantle and since this one doesn't accommodate fires, it was the prefect place to hang the stockings -- which are more for decoration than purpose. They were just too cute to only hang two.

This dear and bottle brush tree are new to my collection. The tree was purchased at my local craft and antique mall when they were having a really stellar sale. The dear was a steal at 29 cents at the Salvation Army.

My mom came up with the idea to place this Merry Christmas sign on the mirror -- love it! The sign, which I have had for a few years now, was purchased for $1 at an estate sale. I love the font of the lettering and its resemblance to a Shiny Bright ornament.

Probably one of my most favorite things about my house is the faux fireplace. When I was little, I used to love it when my Grandma would turn on the logs and I would be instantly mesmerized by the crackles and the slightly changing colors as the wheel turned. As an adult, I still think this is pretty cool. Either I am easily entertained or this is truly some vintage coolness.

Stay tuned for a look at my vintage Christmas tree. :)



Unknown said...

That fireplace is so cool--I've never seen anything like it! Does it actually get warm, or is it just for looks? Either way, it's neat and your decorations look great!

blackberry said...

It looks wonderful, Em. Merry Christmas.

Julie said...

So cool and retro - everything looks adorabe. Merry Xmas, Em.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

Love it!

BaronessVonVintage said... darling!