Today I thought you might enjoy a stroll through vintage Christmas memory lane. Karen, of My Desert Cottage, home reflects the cottage style and gives off that warm, cozy, welcome feel as soon as you enter. But during the Christmas season she goes all out to transform her home into a beautiful vintage Christmas wonderland. A web designer by trade Karen’s free time is spent creating pretty vintage items. As you will see in this tour of her home, many of her Christmas decorations are hand crafted by her.
These snowflakes are the bomb! She made these too! Loading her mantle garland with glass ornaments, lights, crystals, berries and paper snowflakes make this a show-stopper for sure! Keeping with the theme Karen used vintage sheet music to create the snowflakes.
Adorning the dining room chandelier with greens, glass ornaments and antique tinsel adds more ambiance to the room. Hanging the glass balls and crystals is such a pretty touch to the already gorgeous chandelier decor.
There’s something particularly charming about snowmen. I just love all their cute faces, how they sparkle and all the different ways one can be created. Take for example these darling hand carved, vintage inspired little guys by Trieste Prusso Design’s. Each piece is sculpted, carved, painted, antiqued and then glittered. Mounting them on vintage toy blocks is the perfect finishing touch.
Carynbay is the talented artist who created this set of three, adorable, tiny snowmen ornaments. They are made of knit fabric and tea dyed to give a vintage feel. On their heads are sugared acorn caps. At their neck is pretty silver tinsel. Their arms are made of twigs and they have a light dusting of mica snow. Are these just TOO cute!
Guaranteed to make you smile is Teresa Perleberg‘s unique solid wool snowman. He’s sporting a hand spun and hand knit woolen scarf. Teresa’s little man was made using the art of needle felting from the fleece of her Romney sheep. Perfect hostess gift or for a snowman collector.
Jenny of The Polka Dot Pixie does amazing paperclay creations. These darling snowmen are sure to make everyone smile. Jenny uses her sculpting talent to for these one-of-a-kind, whimsical men.
OK, this looks like a project I may be able to pull off. Better Homes and Garden came up with this great idea. Embellish your holiday displays with a tex¬tural snowman made from balls of twine or string. Stack three different-size balls of twine on top of each other and hot-glue together and embellish. Wouldn’t he look great perched on your desk this time of year. These are just a small example of some fun ways to create snowmen. Maybe you will be inspired to create you special one-of-a-kind little guy for Christmas!