Making a little Christmas magic can be inspired by so many things. Today I’m sharing a whimsical vintage style Christmas, inspired by something unusual. I hope that you’re roused to look around your own home and think outside the box!
I kind of feel like busting out in song…something about magic! Christmas magic and with the lights, glisten and glitter it’s the most dazzling holiday of all! Every year I set out to do something different for the holiday season. The creative aspect of seasonal decorating is one of the things that I love most about my home and my job. If you’re coming over from Designthusiasm, welcome in!
Out came the trees and the containers of Christmas from hibernating in my garage. I honestly did not have a clue or a plan on how I would decorate this year. Hmmm? When you’ve been designing for the seasons as long as I have it can be hard to stay fresh! This pillow got me thinking. Make a little magic is emblazoned in gold on blush. That would be my theme and although I’m not finished with the whole house yet, I’ll go with this throughout for continuity.
The first thought that popped into my head was to create a wreath wall. I have a nice collection of wreaths and grabbed six to work with. While it may not appeal to everyone, it does to me and the whimsical touch is something that I love. There were more than a few holes to patch as I moved these wreaths around! Two of these wreaths are vintage…can you guess which ones? I embellished four of the wreaths by adding a silk ribbon bow. If you’re interested in learning how to make your own unique silk ribbon, head over to THIS POST.
Once the wreaths were done it came time to adorn the tree! The Christmas tree that I have here is THIS ONE. I love it so much and am fortunate to have three of these…you’ll love it too and they do not shed!
Making A Little Christmas Magic
Here is what I added to festoon my tree –
- A small amount of matte finish Christmas ornaments in blush, white, silver and champagne tones.
- Quilt batting stuffed into some bare areas to replicate snow.
- White frosted picks.
- Real vintage ostrich feather plumes in white, baby blue and pink pastel tones. A touch of Marie Antoinette perhaps.
I’ve had these pastel vintage style Christmas houses for years and haven’t used them in several. It’s always fun to take out the holiday stash and see what we have! With this making a little Christmas magic theme, they seemed like a great fit. The bottlebrush trees and mini battery operated string lights were strategically placed and then a light dusting of “snow” was glittered on.
The faux fur stockings were hung on the mantel with care and then it was on to the coffee table.
I’ve shared this piece before. It’s a vintage beaded light fixture and I simply turned it upside-down and filled with my prettiest ornaments.
Things may change a bit as the season rolls on, but I like the unique and different look. It’s fun to be creative and I hope that this inspires you to try something new over the holidays. I’ll be sharing more of my own holiday rooms, DIYs, entertaining and recipes soon! I’ll source a few of these items or similar pieces below, so if you’re shopping look for that. There is also a CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE HERE.
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