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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

Hello and welcome to Vintage Christmas Monday hosted by Joan at Anything Goes Here... Please visit the other blogs posted on her blog to see inspirational Christmas displays.

Welcome to my home this week...

Our tree is always in the family room... we put this addition on in 1992. Then we had teenagers and we needed a television room. Our home was built in 1860 so it needed a casual room. The ceilings are 12 foot in here so it shows a tree nicely.

One of my favorite things to decorate with at Christmas is boxwood greens and tallow berries.

The tree is decorated with all old ornaments from the Victorian era to some of my husbands mothers ornaments from the 60s.

My vintage bear collection

The picture is of my father, mother and me...

I have a small tree in the dining room,,,

My father painted the Christhead many years ago and it is my favorite painting of his.

My Christmas bottle brush tree collection

I love sheep...

I am continuing my Birthday til Christmas give away - that is 7 days and 7 gifts with the final gift a Star ( pictured on my last post). Please leave a comment and post the birthday star picture on my side bar and you will be entered in the give away. Thanks so much for all your birthday wishes, you are all so kind thank you, thank you.

This week I am finally in my home and not the shop! I did manage to bring Christmas home finally... not as much as I have in the past but none the less I have some put up. Usually I have fresh greens everywhere but this year got a little hectic with all the events at the shop and no help. Hopefully this next year will bring a better economy and I can hire some help in the shop, but I am not complaining I have enjoyed it all.

My husband does the lights on the tree and he is amazing - it usually takes him a full day and a half to put lights on the tree. He starts on the inside and wraps all the branches - he is so patient unlike me...

I will be going home to Minnesota on Wednesday for Christmas to be with my mother and all my children. I will be posting on White Wednesday and then on the day after Christmas to announce the winners of the birthday giveaway. I want to thank all of you for your kindness and thoughtfulness this past year and wish all of you a blessed Christmas week.


  1. Swooooon! Oh Rebecaa your home is so over the top gorgeous! I love your trees with all the lights on (your hubby did a great job!)and the windows in this beautiful room, your collections of ornaments, bottle brush trees and sheep, but especially your vintage toys, so so pretty!
    Happy Vintage Christmas Monday wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends you

  2. Rebecca..what is one to say..? Your home is outstanding!
    May you have a safe and blessed Christmas!

  3. Such an exquisitely beautiful home with elegant decorations for Christmas! Just lovely. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
    :) Laura
    I entered your giveaway yesterday but forgot to post the star which I will do now....If you have a chance and are so inclined please stop by for a chance to enter my give away too!

  4. Just Gorgeous!! Merry Christmas! ~ Theresa

  5. I love everything. I love seeing the picture of you with your parents, the ironstone, boxwood, and tallow berries. I LOVE the picture of your feather tree collection. Enjoy the holidays in Minnesota with all of your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Thank you for taking part in Vintage Christmas Monday!

    Hopefully we can see each other in real live person in the new year. I am taking a break from doing shows so I may have some extra time.

    xo Joan

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Rebecca!!! That's what I miss about your home events...getting to peek inside that incredibly decorated home of yours!!! So lovely!

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time with your mom and children!!

    :) T

  7. Amazingly Beautiful! I love the way the lights reflect off the glass, Magical!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas Rebecca!

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Enjoy your Day!


  9. WOW! you have some amazing collections. Love it all, Lori

  10. Rebecca - Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas decor...I love ALL of it...every bit! Happy Birthday my dear and have a wonderful time in Minnesota. May the blessings of the season surround you!

  11. You home is decorated beautifully for the holidays.

    I especially love your vintage bear and doll collections.

    Happy holidays,


  12. Oh my........I want to live at your house!!! Everything is so beautiful!

  13. You have a beautiful home and it looks festive for the holidays. May peace, good health and good cheer be with you and your family.

  14. Your home is lovely, so warm and inviting! I love the white on white decorating.

  15. I absolutely love sparkel this year - love you trees and ornaments. How lucky you are to have collected bears. Beautiful! I have really loved that star ornament that you giving away this season. I'd love to win it!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with you family.


  16. Hi Rebecca,
    This room is amazing! The tree is a sight to behold all lit up. You have some beautiful vintage treasures. Thank you so much for showing us around.

  17. Oh Rebecca! I so enjoyed all your photos. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. This was way better than any magazine I've seen this holiday season.

    I'd love to be put into the drawing for one of your awesome stars if it's not too late and I'm glad you had a nice birthday. If we have to have them, they might as well be good, right.

    Take care,


  18. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your Christmas photos.

  19. Hi, Rebecca .... just taking a minute to say Merry Christmas and thank you for "inviting us" into your house. Everything is so wonderful .... I should've been a better guest and brought some shortbread dipped in white chocolate for us to nibble on over tea!
    Such fun! Maybe in 2010 we can have tea together for real...
    Have a wonderful time with your family in Minnesota!
    Betty :)

  20. Rebecca, your home looks beautiful. You have such a talent. No wonder you have your shop.
    May I wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Christmas and many happy times in the coming year. XXXX

  21. Rebecca your home is even more lovely then I imagined it would be.....I love every detail. I love boxwood too but unfortunately we sold it all....so my next favorite noble fir and incense cedar will have to do. The cake dome with the mini sheep,trees and doll are to die for. It must take so much time just to do that room. I just started lighting the tree( the right way) last year and oh what a difference it made.
    I hope you had a good year at the shop. I had a great one at the shop due to an free email commerce thing. You might have something in your area too. I can send you a link! sorry for such a long comment.
    Guess I should have just sent you an email!!!!:)))
    Just love you to pieces......wish all the joys and love of Christmas on you and your family! So happy to have met you this year!
    Merry Christmas!

  22. I am stunned speechless by the sheer beauty of these images. WOW! Words fail, just gorgeous!

    Wishing you a most blessed Christmas!

  23. Rebecca, I just wanted you to know that I featured you in this week's favorites post from Vintage Christmas Monday. xo Joan

  24. Rebecca,
    Everything is soooo beautiful

    thanks for sharing


    barbara jean

  25. Hi Rebecca,

    Just loved coming to visit your beautiful home today ~ everything looks gorgeous.
    I love all the Christmas decorations and your collection of Teddy bears.
    May you and your family have a blessed and joyous Christmas, happy holidays and best wishes for 2010.


  26. Rebecca amor, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us this Christmas :) I hope you have a beautiful Christmas with your family & all of your loved ones!...I left a message for you and all my wonderful friends that I have been soo fortunate to have made here in blogland on my blog :) I am so sorry that I didn't get a chance to post about your giveaway on my blog, but this is the first chance I have had to really visit anyone and it is Christmas morning after 3 am :) But I hope you enter me in your beautiful Giveaway anyways :) Besos, Rose

  27. Everything looks absolutely stunning!
    Merry Christmas!

  28. Happy New Year Rebecca.. your home makes my heart melt.. God Bless you & your family this coming year & may all your wishes & dreams come true.. xoox laura

  29. I think we are twins separated at birth- I love sheep. I love bottle brush trees and all white lights on my Christmas tree, which needs to be huge. I collect vintage rabbits, not bears, and I am in love with white linens. This room is gorgeous. And I am in awe of the slide show at the bottom of the page- I am coveting that green huge bird cage something fierce.

    I am sending you some info on my April shopping trip to Paris via email. I hope you can come and if you have any customers you think would be FUN, mention it to them. I do have a referral gift for travalers who bring a friend!

  30. Beautiful bear collection... I just got a really fun vintage bear a few weeks ago and have him at my store... seeing your pictures makes me really want to bring him home and give him friends to play with... :0) Thanks for sharing - Polly


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