A Stenciled, Buffalo Check, Plaid, Repurposed & Upcycled Christmas Tour 2017



Rustic Christmas Vignettes #upcycle #repurpose #printertray #cuttingboard #drawer #buffalocheck
I don't do a full blown Christmas tour.  None of my children are in town, and I'm not a big entertainer so I have abbreviated holiday decorations.  They come for about 4 days.

I decorate my kitchen, my living room and my covered patio.  AND I have a small tree now so I never have to remove living room furniture to put up a large tree.

I will share my recent and some not so recent projects that I used in my 2017 Christmas decor.


Rustic Christmas Vignettes #upcycle #repurpose #printertray #cuttingboard #drawer #buffalocheck
Starting in my kitchen, on the cutting board wall on the left, is my cutting board Christmas card holder.   Next my buffalo check cutting board Christmas decor piece, and at the right my Goodwill faux printer tray Christmas sign.  (it's a Mancala board.)

Rustic Christmas Vignettes #upcycle #repurpose #cuttingboard #drawer #buffalocheck
My cutting board wall hanger post is here.  During non-holiday times, this board is full of just cutting boards.

I am in love with the red folding metal thrift shop chair that I stenciled with buffalo checks and a deer, and I also stenciled the Minnesota Pride sign.

I have to confess.  The lower left corner of the photo has been altered to remove my kitchen TV set.  I hate showing it in my photos.

Rustic Christmas Vignettes #upcycle #repurpose #cuttingboard #drawer
 This small Christmas vignette is between my kitchen door and a kitchen window.  The snowflake was from Kmart, and I gave it a makeover.

The cutting board shelf project is here.  And the board is a repurposed drawer front project here.

My grandma and grandpa are the older winter couple in the photo.


Rustic Christmas Kitchen vignette #repurpose #upcycle #stencil #oldsignstencils
 This is a corner area of my kitchen, and the door to my laundry room.  



Rustic Christmas Kitchen vignette #repurpose #upcycle #stencil #oldsignstencils

Thrift shop repurpose/upcycle to Christmas Decor #stencil #oldsignstencils #rusticchristmas
My thrift shop spice rack shelf and paper towel holder plaid Christmas shelf are displayed on an over the sink thrift shop upcyled shelf.

Thrifted Frame Christmas Tree Card Holder #chickenwire #frameideas
 In my living room, on the door from the foyer, is my thrifted frame tree card holder with chicken wire.

Christmas Mantel 2017 #dressersalvage #raisincrate #candlesconce #drawerrepurpose #upcycle #repurpose
 On the left are my thrifted sconce wall book shelves now holding books and trees!

Christmas tree  #raisincrate #upcycle #repurpose #Minnesota
I don't put up a large tree anymore.  This small one fits on my hearth in a crate filled with pine cones and Christmas ball ornaments.  The crate is an NRA (NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION raisin crate).

My Minnesota USA floor puzzle piece ornament is proudly displayed on this tree.

Christmas Mantel 2017 #dressersalvage #raisincrate #candlesconce #drawerrepurpose #upcycle #repurpose

Christmas Thrift Shop Upcycles #recipestand #frameidea #scrabbletiles #husvennen
 Here is one of my favorite family heirlooms, Grandma's vintage Husvennen sewing machine.  On top are my recipe stand Christmas repurpose and my framed Scrabble tile tree.

Christmas Thrift Shop Upcycles #recipestand #frameidea #scrabbletiles #husvennen


Rustic Christmas Crate Centerpiece
 On my coffee table is a vintage crate with chippy dark green paint with a stoneware jug, snowflakes, greenery and a reproduction vintage Santa figurine.

Rustic Christmas Coca-Cola Crate Vignette
 A vintage Coca-Cola crate with a small tree, greenery, deer, and small light post serves as a dining table centerpiece.  

Crate centerpieces on the dining table or coffee table are not only fun and interesting but practical.  The whole vignette can be removed in one motion!

Ugly thrift shop tree upcycle #stencil #oldsignstencils
 The ugly upcycled thrift shop tree is sitting atop my desk hutch.  

Vintage Home Interiors Nativity Figurines #Infantofprague #vintagesilverglobe #vintageglove #biblecollection
On top of my grandma's china cabinet is my almost vintage Home Interiors white Nativity figurines, my small Bible collection, rosary, vintage globe and the Infant of Prague.

You Cut Tree Farm #stencils #oldsignstencils #outdoordecor #junkdecor #rusticChristmas
 Outside on the covered patio is my You Cut tree farm themed vignette.  

You Cut Tree Farm #stencils #oldsignstencils #outdoordecor #junkdecor #rusticChristmas

Thrift shop letter Christmas sign #oldsignstencils #stencils #buffalocheck
thrift shop upcycled letter sign was added to the vignette on the far left!

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Merry Christmas!

Christmas Decor DIY from Thrift Shop Items






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19 comments

  1. Your home looks so,warm and cozy. Little trees are the best. Merry Christmas.

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  2. So cool and very nice!!

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  3. I agree with Cathy and Debby... absolutely warm, wonderful, creative... very homey. :) Thank you for always sharing the details so we, who read/follow, can get ideas of what we can do as well. Inspiration on steroids!
    Merriest Christmas to you and all your readers.
    ~ Christina in SW FL

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    1. Thanks Christina! I am so glad that people like my projects! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Wow, enjoyed seeing all the recent projects you've posted and how you've put them together in your home! Lots of little vignettes in your downscaled Christmas decor that definitely looks cozy. And to think that you recycled castaways into these wonderful pieces makes it all the more special. Have a wonderful Christmas and another awesome Year !

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    1. I hope to recycle more castaways in 2018! Thanks sooo much Dodie! Merry Christmas!

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  5. So much eye candy Carlene! Love the creativity showing in all the Christmas decor.

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    1. You always leave such sweet comments! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  6. I so love how wonderfully your house is decorated! So many loving touches. Thank you for the inspiration all year long. I enjoy your blog! Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. You have all made my blog such a delight to publish! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Your home looks wonderful...I love everything you have displayed for decorations.. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Cathy Bizri, Charlotte, NC

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    1. Thanks Cathy! So glad you visited my Christmas post! Merry Christmas to you!

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  8. Love it! You make me feel better about minimizing my decorating this year. It is lovely and enjoyable.

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  9. I loved seeing each separately but adore seeing how you put it all together in your home! Wow!
    Debbie

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  10. Your projects and displays are wonderful. I too hate to move my furniture to put up a tree. Maybe when grandchildren come I will again.

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  11. It's all so fun Carlene! You have an amazingly creative mind. Two of my favorites are the chair and the rolling pin tree. I have an orange folding chair. May have to checker it for fall next year. Love your tree farm! I did my front porch with that theme this year as well. It was so fun to create! Merry Christmas!!
    Jann

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