Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcoming December... Vintage Chalet Style

Morning! 
Welcoming Winter's December....there are little hearts filled with anticipation....and romantic hearts {like mine} dreaming of this special Christmas season.
I truly love the vintage character of mountain lodges and the cozy charm of a Swiss chalet. 
I have always dreamed that mine would be like this.... only on a edge of a lake...
LOVE LOVE LOVE  the red swiss Shutters!

This little chalet is in Mammoth lakes, Ca  I took this picture from my car window!



Sharing some photos here at our home...
At home my winter Holiday style is a nod to a swiss chalet and has lodge lake house vibe.


This vintage french chair still in it's underwear...
  a favorite of mine.
Sitting by the fire in our dining room with a red and white vintage gingham sack from sweden adorned a velvet millinery flower.
A vintage etched heirloom goblet, special holiday release Evian water... on a buffalo china platter.


This vintage heirloom beaded millinery patch found in a box of our family's treasures....
 an embellishment to enjoy now that it's on our chair!



Vintage textiles are beautiful to use for the holidays.
Some vintage tea towels for the kitchen.
A vintage flour sack stuffed with down for a cozy pillow in my son's room...
 Little stitches of red make it cool...for him 
Kids and teens, like red for the holiday's....


A vintage lederhosen harness is embellishing some vintage chenille silk fabric on my sofa.
 This piece has to be my favorite textile find..
Guess one of the vintage decor items I am stocking my store for Christmas with this week....
Yes this fabric!
 Check mid week here at my store Casual Loves Elegance and it can be yours. 

My Design tip:Incorporate vintage textiles with textures for warmth and inviting to boost up comfort for your home during the holidays.
Enjoy the first day of December Darlins...

Hop over to SECOND SHOUT OUT BLOG to see my post on "Saturday's Designing with Vintage"
then start your Holiday shopping!
xo,
me











1 comment:

  1. Hi Gail, I absolutely love this style - I lean to the Scandinavian, but Alpine chalet is a very close second. Beautiful photos - hope to see more!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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