Debra Prinzing

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Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Group glass jars and bottles (the older the better) into a little scene and top each one with a vintage Christmas ornament. Charming!

Balls and bottles that sparkle!

Since my return to Seattle five months ago, I’ve been enjoying my monthly excursions to some of our local antique and vintage shows. The talent and creativity of the artist-dealers I’ve met and patronized is utterly inspiring. Makes me want to dec-or-ate like crazy!

Here’s one clever display by Dawn Oscar, owner of Greatfindz.

You can find Dawn’s cool vintage and industrial items for the garden and home at the Sand Point Antique Show, the 2nd Saturdayz Vintage Show and through her store (see links at Dawn’s site).

Dawn gave me her permission to photograph a vignette of old-timey bottles topped with vintage glass ornaments. I love the greenish, milky and yellowing bottles of all shapes and sizes. Mixed with the painted glass baubles, it creates a pretty display that’s both nostalgic and modern in execution!

And PS, isn’t the wood furniture frame (minus stuffing and upholstery) the most alluring of display tables? Dawn took out the bottom of this child-sized love seat and replaced it with a mirror cut to size. If you had a huge fireplace hearth or a covered porch, wouldn’t this be a neat way to display art, pottery, flowers or plants? Well, I love it with the ornaments, too.

Happy Holidays – and enjoy the creativity a New Year inspires!