Holiday Decorating

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When I was growing up, I could tell you prior to pulling the decorations out of the attic where the manger was going to go, the carolers, and the sleigh candy dish. I can picture my childhood home now and exactly how it looked each Christmas season.  However, I can’t recall where I put my decorations from year to year in my own homes unless I look at a photograph. I love it that way because it pushes me to create something new each season!

About this time each year I begin to plan in my head what theme or mood I want to carry out that year with my Christmas decorating. I begin searching for inspiring ways to use what I have in my attic, and at the same time shopping for a few new things to add to my  Christmas collection. I am sure that it will be of no surprise to you that I love using random vintage pieces to decorate with. I literally wander around our homes, digging through cabinets and drawers looking for fun items that maybe I haven’t utilized in years to incorporate into my theme.

Last year in Texas I played up on my British themed dining room (a nod to my father, the Englishman) with my silver trophies, tartan plaid ornaments and my Guardsman nutcracker.

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At our Cape Cod home, I played on all of the nature surrounding me by using wood crates, sea shells and greens cut from our backyard. Due to the fact that I am also a sucker for vintage Christmas decorations, I incorporate those as well. I am enchanted by Christmas decorations from the 40’s and 50’s that sweep me back to a time that I never got to experience, but if given the chance, I would travel back to.

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This week, I am happy to bring to you, some new vintage products from Off The Cape that will hopefully inspire you for your home. I search all year for fun vintage Christmas items and quirky things that can be infiltrated into your winter wonderland. I think this red toolbox would make the greatest mantle piece stuffed with greens and ornaments!

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How about this green typewriter with a note to Santa trickling out?

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Or this sweet vase filled with ribbon candy or tiny roses?

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Take a look around and see what new items you can draw on to set the mood in your home this Christmas season! Enjoy our 20% off any item sale too.:)