You don’t have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at for the holidays.

I love the nostalgia of Christmas, and that shows in all the vintage decor I use when I’m decking the halls.

I love the nostalgia of Christmas, and it shows in the vintage decor I use to decorate my home. These vintage Shiny-Brite ornaments hanging on a tinsel tree are just one example of how you can add vintage touches for the holidays.

Recently, my son told me he likes how I make things look “old fashioned” at Christmas.

Join me for virtual tours of eight bloggers stunning porches decorated for the holidays. You'll find lots of Christmas front porch decorating ideas, -- farmhouse, vintage, rustic, French country and more.

That’s one of the highest compliments he could have paid me.

As much as I enjoy browsing stores, magazines, catalogs and even blogs looking at all the gorgeous, brand-new designer Christmas displays, I can’t resist old, previously loved, timeless vintage decor pieces.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

I’m joining the third annual Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! today. Since I’m still putting the finishing touches on my home tour, I’m sharing some a few sneak peeks and my favorite vintage Christmas looks.

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The Home for the Holidays tour features some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere with 30 blogs sharing over the week. Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:

Monday – Holiday Mantels

Country Design Style | Duke Manor Farm | Domestically Speaking

Organize and Decorate Everything | Sondra Lyn at Home | Two Purple Couches

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes

An Alli EventNot Just Paper and Paint  | Nourish and Nestle

StoneGable  | Sweet Pea | What Meegan Makes

Wednesday – Holiday Crafts

An Extraordinary Day | Lovely Etc | Lilacs and Longhorns

Lydi Out Loud | Salvage Sister and Mister | Weekend Craft

Thursday – Holiday Decor

Atta Girl Says | Chatfield Court | Create & Babble

Designers Sweet Spot | The Heathered Nest | Worthing Court

Friday – Holiday Tablescapes

Celebrating Everyday Life |Cottage at the Crossroads | Cottage in the Oaks

The Everyday Home | Postcards from the Ridge |  2 Bees in a Pod

Now let’s get back to my vintage decor for Christmas.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

I shop yard sales, barn sales, thrift stores, antique shops and my mama’s house looking for vintage items I can use to decorate at Christmas and throughout the year.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Sometimes, the things I find are definitely Christmasy, like this vintage sports gear.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Or my collection of Shiny Brite ornaments.

If you like vintage style and color, you'll love this vintage Christmas home tour at AttaGirlSays.com. Room after room of inspiration, featuring fabulous vintage finds mixed with modern details. You'll love all the gorgeous fabrics, and the way the homeowners use pattern and color. And if you're crushing on gold, you don't want to miss the living room in this house!

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

But more often than not, the vintage decor pieces I use at Christmas are just everyday items, like a pile of old books, a plaid Scotch tape tin and a green seltzer bottle.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

The colors, and the addition of things like greenery or bottlebrush trees, make them seasonally appropriate.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

A milk glass bowl is perfect for setting a holiday scene.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

I love old trucks and cars. Add some trees and snowballs, and you’re set. And the quilt? My mom bought it decades ago at a yard sale for 75 cents!

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

I love filling old vases and bowls at Christmas with florals, ornaments and greenery.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

A silver ice bucket makes a nice planter for a poinsettia.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

And this old tennis trophy bowl looks really festive filled with greenery, antlers and sleigh bells.

It all started with some gorgeous, wide chalkboard ribbon. Throw in a some vintage Christmas decorations, greenery and ample pops of red, and the result is a gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas. Who wouldn't want to spend time relaxing in this beautiful space? It's so welcoming and festive!

Olive buckets are great for snowballs, pinecones or greenery.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

This chippy crock sits on my kitchen island year round, but at Christmas, I’ll add a mini tree and ornaments to it.

Join me for virtual tours of eight bloggers stunning porches decorated for the holidays. You'll find lots of Christmas front porch decorating ideas, -- farmhouse, vintage, rustic, French country and more.

And this enamel bowl from my Christmas front porch won’t be going into the attic on Dec. 26.

I love all the vintage and rustic Christmas decor she used to decorate this gorgeous stone fireplace mantel for the holidays.

Neither will this vintage dough bowl that’s part of my Christmas mantel decor.

Sometimes, it’s all in how you style things.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

This old silver tray isn’t Christmasy, but it sure looks that way with the addition of a boxwood wreath, jingle bell ribbon and other accessories.

If you like vintage style and color, you'll love this vintage Christmas home tour at AttaGirlSays.com. Room after room of inspiration, featuring fabulous vintage finds mixed with modern details. You'll love all the gorgeous fabrics, and the way the homeowners use pattern and color. And if you're crushing on gold, you don't want to miss the living room in this house!

Old books, especially green and red ones, make pretty Christmas displays.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

Santa’s naughty and nice list is an old piano roll.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

And did you see the Christmas wreath I made from vintage rhinestone jewelry?

If you like vintage style and color, you'll love this vintage Christmas home tour at AttaGirlSays.com. Room after room of inspiration, featuring fabulous vintage finds mixed with modern details. You'll love all the gorgeous fabrics, and the way the homeowners use pattern and color. And if you're crushing on gold, you don't want to miss the living room in this house!

These stockings are made from old burlap bags.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

A message of joy turns a vintage child’s chalkboard into Christmas decor.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Vintage kitchen utensils and linens in a wire basket are a fun holiday touch on the kitchen table.

You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas for using vintage decor at Christmastime.

Now, be sure to visit the other bloggers on the Christmas tour. Start with today’s category, Home Decor, then come back and visit all the other participants.

Home for the Holidays 2016

Holiday Mantels


Holiday Recipes


Holiday Crafts


Holiday Decor


Holiday Tablescapes




Comments

  1. Hi Amy, I’m thinking we’re somehow related! Not only am I in NC (Wilmington), but I share a fondness for vintage ornaments and decorations, especially at Christmas! In fact, I just took a picture this morning of one of my ornaments that look so similar to the one you have towards the beginning of the post.

    All your decorations are just so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      You never know, Lynn! And I have family in Wilmington, too! My aunt and uncle, Buddy and Belinda Joyner live there, along with their adult sons, Greg and Jarrad. It would be such a small world if you knew them!

  2. Amy, you have blown me away!!! I love everything! Can I come over for Christmas?:) You have shown us how to take everyday items and make them Christmas. Pinning and sharing.
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  3. Oh my goodness! Those Shiny Brites!!!! SO GREAT!

  4. I couldn’t agree more. LOVE! Our goodwill’s are full of antique ornaments! I have to be careful not to hoard!
    Deborah recently posted..Glass Globe Christmas TreeMy Profile

  5. Everything is just beautiful! I love the milk glass bowl with the village scene, so charming! I also think I need to make some burlap bags into stockings, I have a few laying around that I don’t know what to do with. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I LOVE everything about this!! Your shiny bright ornaments boxes sure take me back – these are some great vignettes! Thanks for being on the HFTH tour, Amy!!
    Sondra recently posted..Home for the Holidays Blog Tour 2016My Profile

  7. I am a fellow vintage lover and I so much enjoyed seeing how you incorporated your vintage things into this year’s Christmas decor. It all looks so nice and I know you will enjoy it all of December. I also peeped at your porch when I took a break at school the other day and loved what you did out there. I’ll bet that your neighbors enjoy walking in front of your house to see the decor on the porch as it changes with the season.

  8. I love your vintage Christmas collection!

  9. What a wonderful collection you have! I love how you’ve displayed non-Christmas’y items in a Christmas’y way! Don’t be surprised if a few things just happen to go missing. Just sayin….

  10. Love, love, love! Your “old-fashioned” Christmas decor is beautiful!
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  11. These are so pretty! I love how you’ve used and displaced all your special and vintage Christmas decor.

  12. Your Christmas Decor is so beautiful and brings back such comforting and wonderful memories!
    Lydia recently posted..Farmhouse Style Must-Haves Gift GuideMy Profile

  13. Amy, you created so many charming vignettes with your vintage decor for Christmas I really can’t choose a favorite. Though I am smitten with the milk glass bowl because I inherited my grandmother’s and have always LOVED it. Your idea of filling it with trees is perfect!

  14. I love many of you finds!! Love that scotch tape too! Beautiful decor. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned & Sharing on FB! Have a great week!
    Kim

  15. Amy – I love, love, love all of your vintage goodies. I’m a vintage collector myself and have many of the same things. I love how you’ve used them all. Have a merry Christmas! ~ Angie
    Angie recently posted..Snowflake Christmas treeMy Profile

  16. Your home is beautiful! I love all of your vintage and retro pieces. It looks like the perfect Christmas!

  17. Love your Shiny Brite ornaments. Makes me want to stop at some thrift stores! Visiting from Craft Frenzy Friday party.

  18. Love all of your charming vintage Christmas decor. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring your post this weekend at Snickerdoodle..
    Sharon recently posted..A Vintage Charm Christmas ~ Four Precious Christmas AngelsMy Profile

  19. Hey Amy, Happy holidays I love all your vintage and pretty touches to your Christmas decor. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.
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