Styled Shelves for Christmas

Hi friends! One of the first places I decorated for Christmas, were my shelves in the living room. I can’t believe I haven’t shared them yet! I had used a lot of copper for fall…you can check out that post here….but for Christmas, I am all about the pink and pastels.

Sometimes shelves can be hard to decorate. I started by removing everything off the shelves, starting with a clean slate. It’s so much easier!

I took down the painting that was hanging in the middle of the shelves and replaced it with a dark vintage frame. (using my hook stuck to the top of the shelf trick) The frame anchors the entire set of shelves. I styled one shelf at a time, creating a vignette on each shelf. Each of the vignettes had to flow with the ones on the other shelves surrounding it. I was sure to have a little pink and green on each set of three shelves.

This set of shelves has my prized DIY Christmas card houses. They are so special to me. My dear friend, who lost her battle with cancer, and I, along with her girls and my daughter, created these years ago. The middle shelf is home to my two vintage pink deer and a pink tree. I removed the little stand on the tree, and wrapped it in paper towel to make it stand up in the vintage sugar bowl. The big pink glitter house is just one, in my glitter house collection.

The far right shelf has many more special treasures. The DIY button wreath and tree were made by my sister, and given to me for a Christmas gift. Most of the buttons and brooches used were our grandmas….who’s memory is forever etched on our hearts. The Precious Moments nativity set was given to me from my husband, on our first Christmas..we’ve been married for 32 years this past August, so I’m thinking they are considered vintage haha. Either way, they are considered perfect to me.

I love to pull out all of these treasures every year. I’m so sentimental, and just writing about these things, brings tears to my eyes. Don’t take any moment with your loved ones for granted. Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it so much!

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  1. Kathleen says:

    I love the Christmas card houses, such a great idea. So many wonderful memories.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Kathleen! Merry Christmas my friend xo

  2. houseonwren says:

    They look beautiful my friend! I love how the frame “frames” the one vignette. But of course you know my very favorite piece is not on the shelves, but on the sofa!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Lori! I know!!! My fave too! Merry Christmas my friend xo

  3. Marg KrienseLokker says:

    Nicely done Tracey! Wonderful memories especially this time of the year.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Marg! Merry Christmas xoxo

  4. Lynnie says:

    I love all the memories attached 💗. Beautiful!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Lynnie xoxo

  5. Beautiful shelves as usual Tracey! I love your framing of vintage tins.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Mary! XO

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