After being away much of December and returning home with a bug of some sort, Christmas decor at my house is at an all time low. Surprisingly, this is what I was hoping to do even if I had been home and hadn't gotten sick, so I'm loving it all the same...but it is a bit of a change for me.
While in Paris, I visited a few flea markets and hoped I would find some vintage items along with some ephemera. I found plenty of ephemera, and the day before we left we visited one more flea market and scored some wonderful finds, like the vintage bottle above, which holds my rustic version of a Christmas tree.
I decided to place some of my wonderful finds in the windowsill above my sink this year for a simple and vintage inspired theme.
I also found 2 crocks...this one which would have originally held flour is perfect for holding holiday greens.
And a visit to Bon Marche, a lovely old department store in Paris, yielded some gorgeous star trimmed ribbon. It wasn't cheap, well nothing really is at Bon Marche, but Mr. Tide convinced me that buying it was cheaper than a plane ticket back to France once I got home and couldn't get that ribbon out of my head...the man knows me well! :)
Of course he was right, and I love how it added the perfect touch of shimmer to my simple window vignette.
And because I seem to be in a vintage mood, I thought I would share a few images of Paris I processed with old vintage postcards in mind. I may have to think about creating a set of note cards or postcards using these, and other images that lend themselves to that vintage look...hmm.