Christmas Decorating Kitchen Style at Mamaís Treasures I have often been asked if my house looks like the items I sell. The truth is that my home looks like almost anyones home. I donít live in a carefully arranged display of kitchen collectibles.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,2007 - I have often been asked if my house looks like the items I sell. The truth is that my home probably looks like almost anyones home. I donít live in a carefully arranged display of kitchen collectibles. I do admit to putting stock in every conceivable nook and cranny to
cut down on paying for storage space. Yes, Iím guilty of being a cheapskate. My grandchildren like to tell me they have to move fast when they visit or Iíll sell them.
I havenít been into Christmas decorating for the last few years because we always travel north to Minnesota where my children and grandchildren live. This has suited me just fine as I didnít have to cook or decorate. However, the trip is tiring and my hubby decided we
should make it only every other year as we have now reached the ripe old age of 60. I agreed with this in theory, thinking I could just ignore the holidays. Much to my surprise, my hubby decided we should decorate the house as we had in the past. The only problem
is that Iíve sold most of our Christmas decorations. Thus, I started to look around all my old stuff for ideas to decorate the house and I thought I would share them with you.
1. Cookie cutters, small utensils, aluminum, enamel and china cups will dance on your tree if you hang them with red, green, silver and gold ribbon.
2. Decorate a wreath with kitchen utensils, vintage postcards, ties, cards, corsages and ornaments. Add a big bow and your front door will welcome all your guests in style.
3. Decoupage vintage postcards and cards on plain boxes for one of a kind presents. Hanging old ones on your tree will give it a personal touch.
4. Make a centerpiece using a copper colored or aluminum mold surrounded by Christmas greenery.
5. Individualize your gifts by filling old kitchen bowls with baked goodies, vintage postcards, china cups & saucers or an utensil or two.
6. Old pie pans dressed up with greenery surrounding a candle will dress up any table.
7. Make a garland for your mantle or tree with a ribbon and vintage postcards.
8. Cards can be held in aluminum sieves or old pans spray painted gold or silver, decorated with poinsettias, greenery and ribbon.
9. Dress up your Christmas tree with a tree skirt out of vintage aprons or towels sewn together.
10. Hot glue some Christmas greenery on old jelly jars and your votive candles will flicker with delight.
11. Christmas aromas will fill your house for hours if you simmer them in a vintage fondue pan.
12. Knives, forks and spoons will make a star for your tree when hot glued together on an old tin pie pan. Punch holes in it for the light to shine through. Attach it to the tree by stretching craft wire across the back.
Mamaís Treasures carries a variety of old stuff you can use to decorate