Today I am going to wrap up my vintage inspired Christmas home tour with a glimpse into the kitchen and sunroom and also share my version of the DIY paper stars that are making their rounds on Instagram. So here we go!
I’m always looking for these when I am out thrift shopping. If I weren’t so afraid of fire, I would love to see them all lit up but I’ll play it safe and enjoy them scattered about the house in decorative bowls.
I had mentioned in my previous post about my moms Putz Christmas village that she would place under the tree. She always created such a magical Christmas village scene. It’s one of my favorite memories of Christmas.
This year a sweet friend sent me 4 Putz Village pieces. It brought me to tears. I placed mine on my tree in the sunroom where the light from the tree lights up the dainty little houses. Love, love, love them!
Last year right before Christmas, I stopped by a thrift shop and they were selling all their Christmas items for $5 a bag. You could stuff an entire bag for $5. I found a box full of antique candle clips, 54 to be exact. I was so excited to use them this year. I found battery operated candles on Amazon that fit the tiny clips perfectly. I added them to the sunroom tree as well as the mantle in the office where we hang our stockings.
I decorate a pencil tree in the kitchen and use the same ornaments year after year. Most of them come from our travels and all the handmade ornaments that they boys have made through the years. The construction paper ornaments have mostly faded over time but they are still my most treasured ornaments.
I also add my DIY Christmas sign over the cooktop every year and a few other Christmas touches to make it festive.
I don’t know if you scroll Instagram like I do but it seems everyone is making the DIY stars with paper bags and some with paper. I decided to give it a try. It was a quick and simple project. Can you tell I have a lot of extra time on my hands since I haven’t been going anywhere?
I would like to get some pictures of the outside tomorrow or maybe a night time tour. I love when the house is aglow with all the white lights and candles lit. I am hoping to get my youngest to help me with that since he is way more tech savvy them me but not too sure that will happen. So for now, I will say good night and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world! Merry Christmas!