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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Five Minute Holiday Decorating Idea

 I'm slowly getting my decorating done. I did a little bit of decorating up at the cottage last weekend by using or reusing items I had on hand. This is a super quick decorating idea. I have vintage jars that usually hold coffee beans and seed packets. I simply switched those out for vintage Christmas cards and an ornament. Placed them on a silver tray, added greens and candy canes. Oh yes, I also added a salt shaker that had a red top.



I love the patina of vintage ornaments.





 If you don't have vintage jars or cards you could use clear vases and Christmas cards that you are receiving in the mail. Target also has some great clear jars with silver tops that have a vintage feel to them. 

I'm almost done with my Christmas tree at home. I can't tell you how much I hate putting those lights on! How are you coming with your decorating? I hope to be done with all the decorating this weekend so I can move on to my baking.


27 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Brilliant idea!

Ann said...

Those jars and cards are lovely.
I still have to put up our tree,
and I am doing it today... I promise my family that.

Emilie's daughter said...

A lovely idea which I will copy! Christa

podso said...

I have to say I love it! Great idea, sweet and simple. And I love the salt shaker!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Who knew a Christmas card in a canning jar could look so festive! Love all the red!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Laura... your jars look adorable!... I have alot of my old blue jars and some silver platters... I am going to try it too... thanks for the inspiration... happy decorating to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Lynn Proctor said...

another winner!!! love love love these :)

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

LOVE this! I have to keep my eyes peeled for one of those vintage salt shakers with the red top! The perfect touch! :)

Olive said...

Laura, this is a Christmas delight. I bought some vintage Christmas cards. Need to find them.

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, I love this idea and you've set up a sweet little vignette. Love the little salt shaker!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a great idea. Love the orange!

Jenny's Heart said...

I LOVE the look!
Merry Christmas

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

You are so creative! It goes to show we can decorate with our dishes.
I'm very slow on decorating. I was happy that all the dishes came out and pretty much had stopped there. I did work on the mantle yesterday. I still need to get stockings for my new fur babies. Maybe we will get one of the trees up today. I dislike putting the lights on it too.

victoriantailor said...

Sweet idea, will have to do this, thanks!

Custom Comforts said...

So simple and so lovely. Just darling.
Cindy

Marigene said...

So simple, so festive!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great idea for Holiday and so creative ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^

Jill Harrison said...

wonderful and simple idea! thanks for sharing...I'm off to find some cards and jars.... cheers!
Have a wonderful week, I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very cool. Great vignette.

Amy said...

I love how the card looks inside the glass. Very pretty.

must love junk said...

Those jars are the cutest ever! Great for little gifts!
Susan

Maggie said...

What a great decorating idea, very clever & original. Fab mosiac!

LANA said...

What a clever idea to use cards in vintage jars!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm loving this vintage jars, they make such a statement. Great hliday vignette!
FABBY

Dawn said...

Love the vintage feel to the look. Just darling. I havent filled any mason jars with Christmas items this year, I may have to do it still. Thanks for linking up to the Cabin this week:)

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing this creative idea at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the vintage jars and that red salt shaker is too cute! Have a wonderful week!

Jody

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

What a beautiful display!

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