Recently my mom and I headed out to one of our favorite little shops called Weathered and Worn. The shop was having its Christmas open house, so we decided to visit and see if there was anything either of us "needed."
One of the things I always tell myself I'm going to purchase each year – but never end up doing it – is a vintage-y Christmas ornament. I have to laugh at how so many things are made to look old. I imagine if I were around in the 40's or 50's and saw something in the store that was beat up or tarnished or chipped, I'd be aghast and never shop there again.
(I also know that if someone were to tell me back in 1984 that kids in the 2000's would dress in clothing from the '80's and call it a Halloween costume, I'd be aghast at that too.)
Anyway, this year was finally the year I purchased a vintage-y Christmas ornament, and I love it! Here it is:
Mom got the coolest vintage-y post card made into an ornament, and I did my best to make some more when I got home. Mine didn't turn out nearly as well as the store-bought one, but they were fun to make.
Here are the backs of a couple…
They were super easy! All you need is some paper and chipboard and ribbon, and anything you want to make it look old.
Now I'm ready for Christmas to get here, and I haven't even taken down the Halloween decorations.
Enjoy your weekend!