Christmas Vignette from Children's Toys

December 7th, 2016 in blog     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
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The barn got a vintage brush wreath and feathered friends while the pickup got a load of holly and a string of miniature vintage bulbs.
My friend made this rustic bulletin/chalkboard combo using reclaimed lath, pipe, and a coffee bean sack. Nifty, right?
I love buying antique ornaments to find decades-old Christmas cards hidden at the bottom of the box. The fonts on vintage cards are so charming, and make great additions to any Christmas vignette or centerpiece.
The old pulley and red padlock lend a touch of rusty goodness. 
Christmas carols sung round a barrel of fire out in the farmers field...thats what this little scene helps me remember. 
The barn got a vintage brush wreath and feathered friends while the pickup got a load of holly and a string of miniature vintage bulbs.

The barn got a vintage brush wreath and feathered friends while the pickup got a load of holly and a string of miniature vintage bulbs.


Red barns decked with fresh wreaths have always been some of my favorite images of Christmas. To replicate this fond memory of country living, I borrowed my son's toys to create a jolly barnyard.


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Comments (3)

suewhitney writes: Too adorable for words, Miss Kerry. Nifty is right!!! Happy New Year my friend!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:20 am on December 31st
CottageElements writes: Absolutely darling Kerry! Love the little white truck, and all the retro elements are just perfect! Hoping you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Lani Posted: 2:32 pm on December 30th
MarcioWilges writes: Seems like a lot of work for a Christmas display. Moving the Christmas tree around and getting the lights and decorations seem to be enough work in itself! But I suppose having a little display corner might be kind of nice to have sometimes Posted: 11:17 pm on December 28th
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