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Monday, December 20, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ViNtaGe Christmas Vignette...

Like Jan of "Gracie's Cottage"... WHY DID I WAIT SOOOOOO LONG to complete my Christmas Holiday Vignette!?!?!?  I feel sooooo much better now!!!  I ended up putting just a minimal "icing on the cake" ~ if you want to call it that...  I just LoVe how it turned out!*!*!  Almost everything is "ViNtaGe" & a little bit "ChiPPy" ~ of course!!!

I always like to start out a vignette with an
The Architectural Column was it...

With Christmas just days away, I really didn't want to "pull out ALL my ViNtAge Christmas"...
Soooooo ~ I choose "one box full" ~ of my FaVoRiTe GREEN VINTAGE BOTTLE BRUSH TREES...  I had the PeRfeCt Old Green Metal Stand to display them on!*!*!  It has the best wrought iron legs ~ seen in my last photo...

Here's a close-up of "ChiPPy-Santa"...
BeSt!!! ~ Natural time-worn chippy paint patina...  "Sooooo much more interesting than brand new"!!!

I love "birdies" any time of year!!!
Rusty old milk bottle carrier serves as a prop ~ "flipped-over" adorned with greens & holiday twinkle lights...  The bird cage is adorned with a bit of bling & birdies...

A bit of Vintage Garden mixed in a Holiday Vignette ~ makes for such a special look!*!*!
The URN rests on top of the architectural column and supports Tree Branch Cuttings along with a Bird's Nest...

I was lucky enough to net this vintage  "Green Chenille Tree" some years back...  Although it's not as old as my "White Chenille Tree" - that I recently posted, It still has it's own unique look...

This ViNtaGe Wreath is soooooo SHaBBy!*!*!  Great focal point hung on the architectural post...

~*~*~  Wishing YOU a Merry Christmas   ~*~*~



  1. so pretty, sweet and professional. are bottle brush trees really bottle brushes. I remember seeing them but never closely examined them..all the best happiest of holidays.

  2. It all looks so pretty, love your things!!

  3. LOVE it Jeanine!! chippy shabby perfection!! Merry Christmas!!Hugs, Rachel ;)

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  4. It's beautiful with a great big B! That Santa couldn't be more perfect - love him!


  5. Hi Jeanine! Well, it was worth the wait! Great display! Thanks for sharing! Donna...the 3rd sister

  6. Fantastic, Fun, and Fanciful!!!
    Looks like you had a great time pulling these vintage treasures out and displaying them so cleverly. Have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy 2011!~~

  7. Yea, I love it, (as always).
    That column is just wonderful!!!

  8. Can you have enough bottle brush trees? I have over 50 and still buy more! I love them!

  9. Simply divine! A merry chippy shabby Christmas to you Janine and a healthy, happy New Year!

  10. Hey Jeanine,

    Absolutely perfect vignette as always. Thanks for all the inspirations throughout the year that you put together. Merry Christmas and hope to see you at Grayslake.

  11. I love your vintage Christmas vignette! You have so many unique and lovely decorations. Merry Christmas!

  12. I'm in Love with your Vintage Bottlebrush Tree Collection... grouped together it makes such an impact! I just bought my first two this Christmas even though I've had a love affair with them for years I never could find the perfect ones til this year... I'm fairly certain I'll be adding to them over time! *winks* You know how it is... a couple is never enough and too many is just enough! *LOL* I also like the Old Metal Crate with lit greenery inside.

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  13. I love my bottle brush trees but how are you storing them? I feel like I need more room to store them than to display them. Help!

    1. I loosely wrap tissue paper around them in a large box. Every other one is UPSIDE DOWN next to each other. The point never touches the bottom of the box! Hope that helps!


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