Decorating With Vintage Christmas Decorations


Decorating for Christmas with vintage items is fun, sustainable, and will also assure that your decorations are the best in the neighborhood because they’re the only ones that nobody else has!

I looked through the shops in the Artisan Shopping Directory to find some fun Christmas decor items that are available now.

Even if these sell out, these vintage sellers are always rotating their inventory and adding in new finds, so check out their shops to see what other pieces they have available.

Why vintage decorations for Christmas are better than new ones.

There are so many reasons why vintage Christmas decorations are better than buying new ones, some of which are:

  1. They’re unique, so you won’t find them on the shelves at the big box stores.
  2. They’re sustainable, don’t require materials to manufacture, and fit a zero-waste lifestyle.
  3. They bring a nostalgic feel to your home that goes well with the holiday season.
  4. They fit a variety of home decors, from farmhouse to mid-century modern.
  5. They allow you to incorporate your own family heirloom pieces to carry on traditions.
  6. They’re versatile and can be used in different ways to style tabletops and mantels.

If you decide to incorporate vintage “only one left” Christmas decorations into your home decor this year, start with some of these ideas.

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Vintage Christmas tabletop decor.

Vintage tabletop decor can be used for Christmas meals or just to liven up an everyday breakfast or lunch. No need to save the china for fancy dinners.

Vintage Christmas mantel and knick knack decor.

Vintage Christmas knickknacks can be a cute addition to mantel designs, entryway tables, or as decorations on bookshelves. These items and many others can be found in the Artisan Shopping Directory members’ shops, browse all of them here: Vintage findsOpens in a new tab.

Vintage candlesticks and holders.

Vintage candlesticks make a nice addition to table decor or mantels, and these examples are some of the ones that are available at the time I wrote the article. Check back for more, because the fun of buying vintage lies in the novelty of discovering unique items, and vintage sellers are constantly updating their inventory as they find new things to list in their shops.

Vintage Christmas ornaments.

Vintage ornaments can dress up the Christmas tree, but they can also be used in bowls, scattered on tables, and draped like garlands.

Vintage textiles.

Vintage stockings and other textiles can be a fun way to add some retro graphics to your home during the Christmas season.

Vintage drinking glasses.

When you’re hosting holiday parties, break out these festive drinking glasses to style your bar.

Vintage ugly Christmas sweaters.

And finally, I saw these beauties in Ag’s Vintage Cove and had to share them. Because while you’re styling your home with vintage Christmas decor, you can also style yourself.


Kara Buntin

Kara Buntin has run a profitable home-based business since 1999, and has a background in art, theater design, and cake decorating. She's a top Etsy seller with over 51,000 sales on Etsy and her own website, and helps other home-based business owners with their business goals and SEO. She founded the Artisan Shopping Directory website to promote the artisans who are members of her EShop Success marketing program.

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