Enjoy a warm and cozy lodge look for the holidays using vintage rustic Christmas decorations.
I'm loving the plaid, snowy, pineconey (not a word?), lodge look this year in Christmas decor. So I decided to mix all that comfy cozy stuff in with some of my vintage Christmas decor to create a Vintage Rustic Christmas look for my dining room.
The last time you saw my dining room it was a golden yellow color. I had painted it a few years ago in the fall and in my fall frame of mind I thought it would look very warm and cozy being all golden yellow.
(You can see Old Yeller in all its glory HERE).
But it was VERY hard to take photos in there. Everything had a yellow cast to it and it was so dark and dreary in the winter!!!
So since I had snowy winter plans for the dining room, I took the opportunity to finally put Old Yeller down. It was inevitable.
Dogs color choices don't live forever and I'm loving the lighter brighter look to the room.
I picked up this skinny flocked tree at Michaels a few weeks ago.
I have a link to a similar one in my Amazon store.
When I bought it I already had in my head that I wasn't going to throw a bunch of decorations on it like a normal Christmas tree. I just wanted it for the snowy look.
I ended up wrapping some plaid ribbon around it, putting a huge wooden snowflake on top and being happy with the woodsy look of it.
This is my grandmother's corner cabinet. Which is probably one of my most favorite things in the world. Sigh.
I just love knowing she liked to decorate the inside of it as much as I do.
Right now we have my wedding china (haven't used it in YEARS), some ironstone tureens (never held a can of Campbell's soup) and some kitschy vintage plastic deer (LOVE these guys).
To give it a little more Christmas cheer, I hung the little wreaths from the doors with red and cream ribbon.
This doll stroller is the one I found at the Country Living Fair this year and as soon as I saw it Christmas decor came to mind.
I don't collect dolls, I knew my dog was too big to fit in it (and would be very upset with me for trying to embarrass her like that), but I knew it would look cute as a button decked out for the holidays!
OK, so by "decked out" I mean I put some faux holly in it.
I hung some real greenery from the "chandelier". It is part of a 15 foot garland that I cut into a few pieces and put in different rooms of the house.
The best $6.99 I ever spent at Home Depot.
My vintage flocked deer are just hanging out with some pinecones as part of my rustic Christmas centerpiece.
I do not remember where I bought the "log" tray (some craft store in Oregon I think), but the plaid table runner came from HomeGoods just this year.
Speaking of plaid table runners, this one is actually a men's winter scarf that I found in my basement last year when I was doing my huge declutter-athon aka KonMari Method: For Thrift Store Shoppers.
Needless to say, it sparked joy, so it didn't get put in the donate pile.
I fell in love with this lodge style sign at Michaels so as soon as it went on sale AND I could use one of their wacky % off coupons, I grabbed it.
It's not available online anymore, but you might be able to find one in the stores - I think it was around $40, so that means you would probably never pay more than $20 with discounts and with coupons I think I only paid $14-ish.
And I just had to show you my new curtains.
I had originally thought I could use the vintage barkcloth ones I bought this summer that had the cute deer on them. Because deer = Christmas.
But they ended up being too short. And made the room too dark. So two strikes and they were out.
But then I found these light and airy puffy dotted curtains from HomeGoods! And they made me smile!
They sort of look retro to me. I don't know if the photos show it too well, but the dots sort of look like the bumps on chenille bedspreads.
And if a chenille bedspread isn't retro then I don't know what is!
OK, I really have to finish up some Christmas shopping so I'm out of here.
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I love everything about your dining room, Pam...beautiful, festive, and whimsical. Your grandmother's hutch is a real treasure!
Aww, thank you! I had fun decorating it this year in something other than Shiny Brites - those are all in my kitchen 🙂
love your holiday decor - elegance with just the right amounts of vintage and whimsy. but i especially like the area rug, which, incidental though it might be, really complements the holiday colors - could you give me the brand of the rug and/or your source? i've been looking for just this kind of mostly green/neutral rug for years .... suz in ohio
It's by KAS Rugs and it's the Cambridge 7304 pattern. It's in the top right row on this page - http://kasrugs.com/product/category/214041. I bought it at least 5 years ago from The Andersons, but of course they're out of business now. It does look like Amazon carries it though - http://amzn.to/2C1eaIC
thank you, thank you - this gives me a great place to start. i did not realize the andersons had closed. i used to commute a lot between cincinnati and northeast ohio, where i live now, and always wanted to stop at the store i could see along i-70. i was in the toledo-area store once, but only for a quick look-see at the time. --suz
Very Festive! Love the stroller!
Isn't that cute! Love the bold red and white!
I think a Vintage sock Santa doll would be very cute in your stroller. I have one from my childhood, and he's probably one of the things I would race into a burning building to save. Thanks for the fun ideas.
Pam, I love your blog and always look forward to it. And your Christmas decorating is so nice! It's good to see something different, and not over the top. I went with a rustic deer theme this year too, but I always bring out my other favorite items each year as well, regardless of what is "trendy" or not. That stroller is very cute, and a nice touch.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Thank you! My theory is what goes up is just going to have to come down in a month or so, so every year I simplify my decor more and more 🙂 One of these days I'll just have a tree and a tablecloth and call it a day!
love all your holiday decor. that tree is a keeper. so are the deer.
LOVE your rustic dining room decor & THANKS! for several great ideas - now adding garland to my very similar dining area light! Also like the runner on your round table!!
Let me suggest if the barkcloth curtains are too short add a solid color border to the bottom, very chic, very trendy!! And super-easy to do!! I loved those curtains and really want to see them in your home.
Also - I saw the rug discussion and wanted to mention that Home Depot gets a load of rugs in every fall, has for years. These are really nice quality rugs in 8x11 & 6x9 and sell for $100 and $150 (numbers are all approx) you just have to watch for them. Lots of colors & patterns and SO cheap
Thanks for the curtain tip. I might have to do that. I do love those curtains!
I love the look Pam! Love the stroller all "decked out." It's so cute. The buffalo checked scarf is perfect as a table runner, and your Grandmother's chest is a wonderful vintage piece! I never got a corner hutch, but always wanted one. Love the other Christmas touches & love the new wall color too. Also like the curtains.
Your dining room looks so pretty decked out for Christmas. I love your grandmother's china cabinet and how you've decorated it for the season. That stroller is too cute and was a great find! I always love seeing how you incorporate your vintage finds into your decor.
Red, plaid, vintage- what could be better! Your new doll stroller is adorable! It's just waiting for a vintage stuffed Santa...ho ho ho! Loving the sign and your new curtains, too. Fuzzy polka dots are just right for winter. They look like little snowballs. Thanks so much for sharing and have a Merry Christmas, Pam!