Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vintage Inspired Christmas Entertaining

Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share with you the photos I took and some of the simple entertaining tips I shared recently in my article for Heather Bullard's holiday issue of Souvenir.  Souvenir is a seasonal lifestyle gazette, and it's free!  If you would like to subscribe to get future issues, go *HERE*

Thank you so much Heather for including me in this wonderful issue of Souvenir!

My article featured my love of using vintage items and reinventing how to use them...especially for entertaining...and especially during the Christmas season...

Above, I used the old tool chest that usually sits in my bedroom to serve cocktails's a fun piece that shows off the vintage pink cocktail glasses perfectly.  I always thoroughly wash and seal any vintage pieces I buy as soon as I bring them home, so they are ready to be used for whatever purpose I might think up down the road :) 

{I use a water based polyurethane and just brush it right onto whatever I want to seal.}

You have seen me use this Goodwill find before!  I love using this silver serving tray with the perfect patina for showcasing drinks of all kinds, including simple red wine.  I just added some of the many vintage watch dials I have collected over the years to each glass stem, using wired mini garland, for a festive look...

And, lastly, this vintage blue caddy gets used for a different purpose every other month it seems!  It's perfect to gather items up for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for any small party...


I love using a sprig of rosemary and some jute twine around simple white napkins during the Fall and Winter...

I am really starting to feel the Christmas spirit lately and am so excited that we will be getting our tree this weekend!  We have a rather large artificial tree that we have had for years, but this year my husband and I thought it would be nice to take the kids to a tree farm and get a real experience they've never had.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Enjoy the rest of your week ~

:) Tracey

p.s.  And, just a reminder that my big Christmas sale is still going the SHOP!!!