A Vintage Inspired Kitschy Christmas Mantel

Hi Folks,
As I sit here surrounded by Halloween Decorations STILL waiting to be taken down (Its been a very busy week) my thoughts have turned to Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are just around the corner and I am antsy to dig out the holiday decor. Thanksgiving will be going up sometime this week.
Today I am participating in The Story of A to Z’s Last Year’s Christmas Mantel Link Party
and would love to show off my Christmas mantel from last year….

This mantel is decorated with items and collectibles that are dear to my heart. The wreath has been decorated with an array of kitschy vintage Christmas tree ornaments and I love it. I bought the vintage Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas on Ebay. My Grandma had this album when I was a child and played it for us during the Holidays.
The flocked Santa figurine is a repro and is reminscent of one just like Grandma has and still puts out every year.  I grew up watching all the classic Christmas TV specials and still get excited when they come on the TV every year. My favorites were the animated Rankin/Bass classic like Rudolph. My husband’s favorite is “The Year Without a Santa Claus” that featured Heat Miser and his brother Snow Miser. I found these  figurines one year online.

I also added mason jars and milk glass containers filled with vintage ornaments nestled on a bed of vintage tinsel garland.

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Well, Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at last year’s Christmas mantel. I loved it so much I may do the same thing this year. We shall see!
Happy Decorating!
~Lisa

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6 Responses

  1. GARAGE SALE GAL

    I'm getting into the mood too! Can't bring out the Christmas decor…yet…must get my booth/room ready for the sale first!
    Thanks for sharing your mantle decor and I love the memories it has.
    Warmly,
    deb 🙂

  2. Lee Laurie

    I love your decorated mantle. Brings back so many memories for me. Beautiful.

  3. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents

    Now THIS is truly adorable! I so love anything Vintage Christmas-y! Too too cute, and the colors are so yummy, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

  4. Debra@Common Ground

    Hi Lisa, this is so much fun. I love how our memories shape our home decor. Alvin and the Chipmunks were a real Christmas favorite. Kitsch is always fun at this time of year! Thanks for linking up with VIF,
    hugs,
    Debra

  5. The Tablescaper

    Such an adorable mantel!

    I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays!

    – The Tablescaper

  6. Zootsuitmama

    Love your blog! I'm a vintage kitchy Christmas gal too! zootsuitmama

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