How to : Use Vintage Items in Your Holiday Decor

You know how much I love antiques and vintage items. They make amazing decor and accent pieces, especially around the holidays. Here, I'm sharing a few of my ideas for how to set up your dining room an the rest of your home with unique, vintage holiday decor. 

First, you can use a vintage sled as a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your holiday buffet or spread. It's festive, seasonal and a conversation starter. 

vintage sled as holiday table riser and centerpiece / heirloomed
vintage items holiday decor sled / heirloomed

Another favorite is arranging vintage ornaments in glass vase to make a colorful piece great for your mantle, the center of your table, or your kitchen island. This one is so easy to pull together and looks beautiful!

vintage holiday ornaments as vase filler for holiday table and decor / heirloomed
vintage items holiday decor ornaments / heirloomed

Vintage Christmas Books are so great for the coffee table or bookshelf vignette during holiday time. I also use vintage kids Christmas storybooks for display on the nightstands in the little ones' bedrooms.

vintage items holiday decor books / heirloomed
vintage holiday books on your coffee table for holiday decor / heirloomed

An especially unique decor option, I inherited some beautiful crystal pieces from my great grandmother’s old chandelier that had since broken. I absolutely love them and hang them on the tips of my Christmas tree branches each year. They sparkle and shine and add that extra layer of tradition from generations of use.

vintage chandelier crystals for Christmas tree decor / heirloomed

The best part of decorating with vintage items can often be the unexpected find. There is always that one item that you just wait and wait for on your treasure hunts... for me it was this Santa suit from the 1920’s. I left the store without it and for some reason just couldn’t stop thinking about it. My dad went back and bought it for me two weeks later and it hangs on my wall each holiday season now as one of my prized treasures. Showcasing these special finds is usually easy because they’re so unique they shine and stand out all on their own. Love to see yours!

vintage Santa suit / heirloomed

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5 Ways to Use Seasonal Ingredients in Your Holiday Decor

I love decorating with fresh greenery more than anything at the holidays. I always had an artificial tree growing up so I always yearned for the beauty + fragrance of that evergreen each year. Same with garland. But I also love using other fresh + seasonal elements in my holiday decor.

Here are a few fresh things you can tie into your decor this season.

ORANGES

Oranges make a bright and beautiful fixture on your table. Check out our recipe for chocolate-dipped oranges, too!

seasonal ingredients holiday decor / heirloomed

POMEGRANATES

We used pomegranates on our table at the farm for the holiday -- I just love their seasonally appropriate color and the way they pop beside greenery and on wooden tables or on the mantle.

seasonal ingredients  holiday decor / heirloomed

ARTICHOKES

Artichokes look gorgeous on your mantle or tablescape alongside pomegranates, or used to fill a big vase in the center of your table. 

seasonal ingredients holiday decor / heirloomed

CRANBERRIES

Cranberries are perfect for DIY garland that you can scatter around your home, on your table, or on your tree. 

season ingredients holiday decor / heirloomed

Love to know what other fresh elements you are using this holiday season #HEIRLOOMED


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