Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vintage Bottles Holiday Style....

I was so inspired today by a post from Erin's Art and Gardens on how she created some amazing holiday decorations using her vintage bottles and ornaments.  Here decorations are beautiful.  So this afternoon, I took out my bottles and created my interpretation....coastal style of course.  I gathered my bottles, found one of my favorite distressed turquoise wooden bases, a starfish, piece of coral, a french inspired candle and some branches with red berries that I purchased at Fresh Market.  

Here are some different angles....










And I also put together my coastal Christmas treasure box that I started last year.  I changed it up a little bit...and put in some of my very favorite pieces all blended together....I'm happy with how it came out.  














So now I'm getting all excited about holiday decorating.  I'm hoping to get my tree next Saturday.  I didn't want to put it up too soon since I'm getting a real one...and I want it to last until New Years Day.  I'm looking for a flocked tree...should be interesting a wild goose chase to see if I can find one here in South Florida.  Stay tuned & more to follow. 


I'm looking forward to seeing all of my favorite blogs holiday decorations.  Are you in the christmas decorating mode yet?



15 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love what you did with the bottles and I still love your fun colorful home. I was going to start today, but my dog is sick and I have been taking care of her all day. Hopefully she is on the mend.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Wow, Debbie, you're in the full swing of it! I finished my mini driftwood Christmas tree, attached a bow to my newly purchased monkey fist door stopper..., well, little things! I'm loving that wooden base. So gorgeous, it really makes the whole display shine. Beautiful!!

Jane said...

You're definitely in the spirit! We got our tree yesterday...soaked it all day/night. Tonight, the boys set it up for me. Tomorrow the decorating begins in earnest!

Saw a driftwood nativity set on pinterest...attributed to you. Where is it on your blog? Did you make this????? LOVED IT!
Hugs
J

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have so many decorations! I can imagine my three year old wanting to come and play with them...

Della said...

It's beautiful Debbie! You're ahead of me...I'm putting up my tree, and then considering the rest.

helen tilston said...

A beautiful vignette.

You have inspired me to think of beginning to decorate.
Helen xx

Debbie said...

Wow, Debbie! The aqua bottles and red berries are gorgeous! I love how they make the colors in your chairs pop! The chest filled with all the French and vintage looking treasures is another pretty display. You've done a great job putting together these holiday pieces.

Heaven's Walk said...

That treasure chest is just plain fun, Debbie! :) What a conversation piece! The aqua and red really looks great together, too! Super duper job, girlie! :) Yup --- mine's all done. Posts are coming up! lol!

xoxo laurie

Beautiful Details said...

Your home always looks gorgeous! Love your bottle arrangement and I adore your Christmas treasure box! Beautiful! I hope to decorate next weekend.

Donna said...

Hi Debbie,
I really love how you weave the coastal and French themes together so perfectly! That turquoise base is so pretty, love all of the bottles and that wonderful French taper candle, too! And the vintage box is gorgeous, love all of the treasures you've added. Oh, and I see a few familiar goodies, there, too! You are off to a great start:) Enjoy your week!

iheartsunnydays said...

I love your beachy christmas decorations and the beautiful bottle display. Have a great week :)

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

Your treasure box is amazing and I'll gladly take all those vintage bottles with coral/shells off your hands! lol

I hope you get a chance to share this fabulous post with us at our Coastal Christmas blog party going on right now.

Hugs,
Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The treasure box is a real work of art...and your bottles are so perfect! I think I'm going to try to do a little more with mine. Well....I have a few bottles now and I've done nothing with them! heehee! Happy holidays, sweet friend! You always inspire me! ♥

Eileen said...

Debbie, I love your vintage bottle display, I've done something very similar on my buffet but haven't posted it yet. I am adoring your treasure box and my eye keeps going to your gorgeous plaid chairs. LOVE, love love, them. And do I spot a door used as a coffee table under that treasure box.? Your decor is a feast for the eyes.
Love it all. Good luck on your hunt for a flocked tree.
I love them. If you don't find one you can always use the canned flock. :)
Eileen @ CBH

Mary said...

Loving the bottles ... loving the red with the turquoise ... pretty much loving your blog.

Thanks!
Mary @ SeaQuilts