Thursday, 12 November 2009

Christmas Inspiration - bright vintage

The Tree's Up by Yvestown
Radical Tree by Yvestown
Above two photos from Yvestown.

I love the freshness of these pics with the bright green and pink accents. I must get a pink bucket for my tree this year!


Vintage Chic Wedding by Daisy Pink Cupcake
Vintage Chic Wedding by Daisy Pink Cupcake
Above photos by Daisy Pink Cupcake.

I am so in love with these pics. I love the old wooden sign, the pretty pattern used to line the cupboard and the adorable cake stands.


Christmas decorations by Department 56
Above photo from Department 56.


Christmas napkins by Cath Kidston
Above photo from Cath Kidston.


Christmas fabrics
Top row: Cath Kidston fabric.
Bottom row: Tilda fabric.

I love making things from the Tilda range of books by Tone Finnanger so have ordered some of the fabrics from her to make reindeer heads, as well as some from Cath Kidston to make stockings.


Christmas decorations from Department 56
Photo from Department 56.

Department 56 does, in my opinion, some of the loveliest decorations around. I have a few from the gummy drop range a few years ago and would love to get a few more this year.

This Christmas I want to go for a bright 50's inspired Christmas in a palette of pastel pink, pale blue, lime, green and bright pink, with lots of polka dots and candy!

Have a sweet day!
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48 comments:

  1. I love the top photo. It makes me want to redecorate...so sweet. Have a fantastic day sweetie! Kori xoxo

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Had not heard of Dept 56, I must check them out :)

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  3. ...a bright 50's inspired Christmas ...that could be fabulous...would love to see what you do with it!!

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  4. oh these are amazing!
    have a lovely day, xoxo

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  5. Seriously...how stinkin cute is that kitchen!

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  6. i can't wait to see what your tree is going to look like!

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  7. They are lovely indeed. As I say here, as soon as Halloween is over we're allowed to talk about 'Xmas'. And it's quite contagious. Keep inspiring us Torie.

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  8. you always find the best and most interesting stuff!

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  9. I can't wait to see your Christmas things...you really spoiled us with Halloween!

    Sue

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  10. OMGoodness, the first two photos are so yummy I could just lick them!!!

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  11. The pink bucket with the Christmas tree looks amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures. I love the Christmas photos in particular. And I have to get one of those Keep Calm and Carry On wall hangings...

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  13. I am in love with those first 2 photos. I adore the pink and green combo. We have just bought a plain pine chest of drawers to use as storage in our dining room, these photos have just given me a nudge in the dorection I am looking to paint them in. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Lisa x

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  14. I love this twist on a traditional Christmas - vintage and pink looks like the perfect theme for this year.

    Nina x

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  15. That first photo is so pretty and fresh! What a great way to decorate for Christmas instead of the typical red and green.

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  16. Oh fabulous post love! These pictures are gorgeous! I especially love the first one! XOXO

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  17. The pink bucket is divine! And I love how sweet and perfect the size of the tree is too!

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  18. Yum...thank for the inspiration!! Lovely pics! :)

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  19. The pink and green makes a lovely change from the more garish red and green. Lovely pretty finds!

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  20. Thank you for the bright love today! I agree those pink buckets are a must. Also a huge thank you for all those links for Green Gate items...I have not found what I was looking for...some of those adorable Latte mugs...but a million thanks for taking the time to help me out! xoxoxo

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  21. i love all this festive decor!!

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  22. I'm ready for Christmas....and I so need to make a trip across the pond to do some shopping - ENGLISH style! I swear, your posts are constant eye-candy for me .... and makes me YEARN to be over there!!

    can't wait to see how your Christmas decor pans out!

    Hugs from California ~

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  23. Gorgeous inspiration for the coming Christmas holidays. I am looking foreward to seeing your reindeer heads, Torie Jane. XXXX

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  24. such lovely photos
    the stuff in the 3rd pic...OMG I WANT

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  25. Oh, I love these colors for Christmas! When my mother and I went through my grandmother's Christmas ornaments the only ones we faught over(I do mean faught, and she won) were brightly colored peices in pinks and greens from the '50s (?). They really don't match my house, but who cares when they are this darling?!
    xxx kim

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  26. Adorable finds! Thanks for sharing!!
    I just nominated you for an award! Come to my blog for the rules :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  27. i am so thinking of covering my white table with cute oil cloth, like cath's. the top image is an inspiration pic for me, for sure.

    xo

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  28. Such bright and crisp Christmas decor. Lovely items to put one in the holiday mood.
    Maureen

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  29. I love that squat little tree. It's the perfect idea for my apartment! Can always count on your for some great ideas!

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  30. Gorgeous, Love the pink bucket. Cant wait to get started on Xmas.

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  31. How cheerful! I love traditional Christmas decorations, but these are all too cute.

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  32. What a beautiful bright and fun post! I'll take one of each item in that lovely shelf as well as those gorgeous towels!

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  33. Love those colors! I'm throwing in lots of bright pinks and lime greens this year myself. Such happy holiday colors.

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  34. great pix! what cute vintage ideas!

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  35. i love all the pictures here but the first one is my absolute favourite! how beautiful this dining room is wih pale pink chairs and green and white polka dots table! can you imagin staying there for a cup of tea and a lovely cake? i love also this beautiful christmas tree!
    wish you a sweet weekend!
    justyna

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  36. So pretty, the pink is adorable! Sharon xxoo

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  37. Love them all girl! I am vintage all the way! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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  38. Beautiful!!

    I love the pink with green at Christmas. Both vintage and preppy.

    lululetty.blogspot.com

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  39. Great colours for Christmas. After your wonderful Halloween posts I cannot wait to see the Christmas ones.

    Victoria xx

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  40. Those Christmas Tree pictures just gave me goosebumps! I wait all year long, counting down the days until the holidays. The magic is in the air!! I can feel it.

    http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

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  41. Pink and green themed trees bang on ! They really look good dont they?

    Sarah x

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  42. I just love the vintage inspiration here, just beautiful. Thanks for visiting me whilst I have been away.

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  43. so bright and cheerful- great colors!

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  44. OMG, the chandelier sparkling next to the Christmas tree. Just beautiful!

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  45. Thank you for including me in this post. It's oh so lovely xox

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  46. Hi, I'm Holly! I'll take it all, thank you but that garland from Dept 56 is fab! ♥

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  47. I love EVERYTHING about this post.The colours are soooo ME!! Going to put my tree in a red bucket this year after seeing that pic.


    Bellaboo

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Thank you for your sweet comments. I love reading them all.