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Add Some Vintage Style this Christmas

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Doesn’t this time of year always bring a sense of nostalgia. From the old family ornaments to the beautiful carols and Christmas tunes enriching our day with their festive greetings. Watching movies that whisk us back to beautiful memories from our childhood. Each family has its own festive traditions which is what makes this time of year so special. We hope that for at least several days we can forget about work, our everyday routines and remember the things that are really important in life: family, love, and friendship. Start with your Christmas tree A Christmas tree plays the chief role in festive decor and you should ensure you give it some extra special attention. Decorating your tree is about personal expression. Some people are religious about schemes and themes; others just go wild in a chaotic design that kind of works. But what I love is to add some vintage style using ornaments that make you think of all the Christmas past and the one that is yet to come. [caption id="attachment_4213" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Small Angels Christmas Baubles, Vintage Designs Reborn £23.00 Small Angels Christmas Baubles, Vintage Designs Reborn £23.00[/caption] If you want to add a little bit of rustic charm to your Christmas tree, with vintage decorations that have a touch of Nordic chic. [caption id="attachment_4208" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Set of two handmade hearts, Vintage Designs Reborn £9.50 Set of two handmade hearts, Vintage Designs Reborn £9.50[/caption] Set the mood These beautiful shabby-chic trays with scalloped edging and hand carved hearts would look perfect decorated with festive candles, Christmas ornaments or glass bowls filled with pinecones.  Display on a coffee table instead of the usual magazines and flower arrangements.

[caption id="attachment_4204" align="aligncenter" width="427"]Scallop Heart Vintage Trays, Retreat Home £28.00 Scallop Heart Vintage Trays, Retreat Home £28.00[/caption]
Add some charming accents These cute little hearts made of wood would look perfect hanging from window handles, cupboard doors, hooks and kitchen cabinets. [caption id="attachment_4210" align="aligncenter" width="426"]Wooden heart with ribbon detail, Retreat-Home Ltd £5.99 Wooden heart with ribbon detail, Retreat-Home Ltd £5.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4216" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Nostalgic Heart Decoration, The Contemporary Home £3.00 Nostalgic Heart Decoration, The Contemporary Home £3.00[/caption] This vintage style candle holder featuring sweet little birds could be straight out of your grandmother’s home. Put it on a mantelpiece, dinner table or windowsill to bring some retro romance into your festive surroundings. [caption id="attachment_4215" align="aligncenter" width="438"]Vintage Style Robin Candle Holder, The Contemporary Home £13.00 Vintage Style Robin Candle Holder, The Contemporary Home £13.00[/caption] Think comfort! When we think about Christmas decor, we mainly focus on glitter, tinsel and ornaments. However, you shouldn’t neglect the more "touchy-feely" things such as coziness and comfort. Throw some seasonal inspired cushions onto your sofa, throw a plaid throw on a chair or place a comfy pouf in front of a chair to sit back and rest your feet. To continue with an overall vintage theme, choose the ones that would compliment this style too. [caption id="attachment_4209" align="aligncenter" width="620"]' Let It Snow ' Christmas Linen Cushion, Rustic Country Crafts £32.00 ' Let It Snow ' Christmas Linen Cushion, Rustic Country Crafts £32.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4214" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Portobello Collection, Tesco Direct Portobello Collection, Tesco Direct[/caption] Celebrate in style To celebrate holidays in style, there is one more thing to focus on and this would be your festive table. A mouth-watering menu and beautiful table scape are half the battle. These gorgeous vintage-looking cutlery pieces will help to add glamour and sophistication to your table setting. The ivory handles and Victorian style design make each piece look unique and luxurious. [caption id="attachment_4206" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Vintage Ivory Cutlery, John Lewis from £4.00 Vintage Ivory Cutlery, John Lewis from £4.00[/caption] Give memorable presents Your vintage theme can even extend to your gifts, who wouldn't like one of these quintessentially English teacups. [caption id="attachment_4205" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Vintage Teacups Set Of 3, Arthouse £9.99 Vintage Teacups Set Of 3, Arthouse £9.99[/caption] To end this moment of nostalgia we have three more pieces of inspiration for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat [caption id="attachment_4212" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Snowflake Stoneware Jug, The Contemporary Home, £15.00 Snowflake Stoneware Jug, The Contemporary Home, £15.00[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_4207" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Deer Cushion Cover, Vintage Design Reborn, from £27.50 Deer Cushion Cover, Vintage Design Reborn from £27.50[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_4217" align="aligncenter" width="509"]Provencal Rattan White Chair, The French Bedroom, £252.00 Provencal Rattan White Chair, The French Bedroom £252.00[/caption]    

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