Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Decorations - Part 3

Our final installment of the "Christmas Decorations" trilogy will focus on...whatever we did not cover so far. We love so many things that we find when saling but Christmas decorations may very well be our favorite. Our decorating covers years and years (and years) of collecting and saving Christmas items. Many of these items were in our homes (or grandparent's homes) when we were kids and we still have them. Others, we have found whilst saling. It is the memories of these items that bring smiles to our faces but, even more than that, we know that no matter where these originally came from, they are now OURS together...to share together for all of our lives...and that makes Christmas so very special when you can share the season with the one you love.

On to the remainder of our home at Christmas...

This is our other upstairs Christmas tree. Again, it is not a vintage tree, but all of the decorations upon it are. And, of course, it has tinsel. The stockings were hung by the fake chimney with care...



...and here

...and here

...and here. We like old stockings

We picked up this room divider lamp table during the year. It came in very handy for Christmas decorations

We were able to fit a few decorations on the top shelf

...and on the middle shelf

...and on the front where the flower pot is.

We like to fill bowls with Christmas decorations. A green Pyrex bowl...

...a green candy dish

...a red Pyrex bowl

...another red Pyrex bowl

...another green Pyrex bowl

...another red Pyrex bowl

...another green Pyrex bowl

...and another green Pyrex bowl

We use this old planter for tree toppers

We like to decorate the kitchen too. This is the entrance to our kitchen.

There's some sort of message on the kitchen wall. 

Holiday mail holders grace a section of the kitchen

We decorate the kitchen hutch with Christmas decorations too

We keep a lot of the Christmas salt and pepper shakers on this kitchen shelf unit

A few more Christmas salt and pepper shakers

We have a few spots where the mistletoe is hung. This one is our favorite.

Two Pyrex bowls are reserved for the New Year's Eve noisemakers. The new year will soon be here!

This will be our last blog post of 2013. This blog is something we talked about doing for a long time and, back in January, we finally started it. Counting this entry, we created 83 posts, a chronicle of our year in 2013. We hope that at some point during the year, Our Adventures Amongst The Ducks made you smile or laugh once or twice. 

We will see you all next year. From our house to yours...


Happy New Year!!!!

16 comments:

  1. Hi R&M it's Maria over at EverythingCroton! What a super display. Can't wait to share the link back at my blog! Mah-velous kitschy madness!

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    1. Thank you, Maria!!! Happy New Year!!! (Rob)

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  2. Hi Rob and Monica!

    Your collection is absolutely unbelievable!!! (Wow, and I thought I had a lot of vtg Christmas...LOL) You have everything displayed so beautifully - how long did it take you to decorate for Christmas?? I can only imagine how many hours it took to place everything so perfectly! Do you have as much vtg Halloween stuff too? I have to go back and read all of your older posts this week. Thanks so much for sharing, and a very happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, PixieVintage! It does take a long time but we did it in pieces over the course of two weeks. We don't have nearly as much for Halloween but we have enough to make us smile. We love your blog!!! Happy New Year to you!!! (Rob)

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  3. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Your Blog Rob & Monica !!!!
    HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS to you BOTH!
    ...but WHERE was the Red COOKIE CANNISTER in the photo? (On it's way to Central New York????? ha, ha!)
    Hope your plans are to keep your adventures chronicled for 2014!

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    1. Thanks, svelteSTUFF! We love your blog too. We promise to continue to chronicle our adventures if you do! Happy New Year!!! (Rob)

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  4. OOPS! Just saw COOKIES - must have been wishful thinking 8-/ It does look like you are missing SUGAR ~ I 'may' have an extra if you want to do a swap!!

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    1. ha ha...we will see. We may have the "Sugar" in yellow. We have a few yellow Lustreware canisters in one of the cabinets. We will have to see which ones we have! I know that we have two "Flour" canisters in red. (Rob)

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  5. I love the ample vintage decor!

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  6. With all those decorations I looked and looked and looked closely at each photo trying to see dust and did not see a speck. How in the world do you put that much stuff out and not have dust on everything and how long does it take to put it out and then put it away. Happy Happy New Year to my favorite pair!

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    1. ha ha...well, Granny Annie, all of the decorations are in bins and boxes and closed most of the year. They have not had a chance to gather dust yet! It takes us days to put it out and maybe a full day putting it away (at that point, it is just a matter of carefully putting them in bins rather than figuring out how to arrange them). We hope you have the happiest of new years, Granny Annie! (Rob)

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  7. I absolutely love your Christmas stuff! It doesn't get much better than bowls full of Christmas this and that and everything! Happy New Year, you two!

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    1. Bowls full of holiday cheer! Happy New Year! Heidi Ann (Rob)

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  8. Wonderful Christmas decorations in your mid-century home! I'd love to see a post about your favorite finds of 2013!
    Happy New Year Rob & Monica!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! A post on favorite finds of 2013? Maybe we can! We will have to give that some thought! Happy New Year!!!! (Rob)

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