Are you looking forward to Christmas morning? I know I am. We have a family tradition going on three years now, where my husband and I make about 6 dozen cinnamon rolls. We like gifting these in the morning so that family and friends don't have to think about cooking, first thing Christmas morning.
After that though, it is time for brunch! I've put together a Christmas Breakfast board with some delicious ideas for your Christmas Brunch.
What about you? Do you have any Christmas food traditions?
Ahh, papery. My true love, how I've missed thee. With children abound, I've cut back on my stationery hording, collecting. However, tis' the season, to be jolly and stationery makes me jolly! Here are a few fantastic indie businesses who deserve some attention for their gorgeous offerings.
A Chic Christmas from stationeryboutique
Mini Gift Wrap Kit from ThurstonPost
Gingerbread and Candy Cane Gift Wrapping Kits from paperandparcel
Gold & Glitter from 3girlsandagoat
I love this time of year! Have I mentioned that? Small businesses shine and work "magic" with their creations, their passion for providing you something special. Customer service is usually top notch and I can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Today, I'd like to share with you Elm Tree Studio.
Christmas Tree Bunting & Sweetie Cones
Do you have a favorite stocking?
Tis' the season! My favorite time of year. I love spreading good cheer. Let's kick off our 2013 Deck the Halls feature with these gorgeous vintage finds from Be Quirksy.
Shop these vintage ornament finds and more via bequirksy.
What about you? What are your favorite ornaments to bring out each year?
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I'm in the painstaiking process of reviewing a chocolate company for you. You won't want to settle for drug-store chocolate again this Valentine's Day. In the mean time, why not support local bakeries and small business owners for other special treats.
Specialty Cookies from SweetArtSweets
French Macarons from LeBonbonLA
French Jellies from ZukrBoutique
Vintage Indie reader Kathy P, of Galveston, Texas writes,
I started my collection in about 1995. It all started while visiting my sister-in-law in Chicago. She took me to, the now closed, Roman, Inc. Outlet Store. The store was filled with items from their distribution center. Items ranged from picture frames, to Easter decor, to Halloween, and more.
Thank you so much Kathy for sharing your collection with us!
If you would like to share your nativity or Christmas collections with us, please email me Gabreial. We'd also love to see your tree this year!
Luke2 4-20 (KJV)
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
This is the reason for Christmas, there is no Christmas, without Christ. Help me celebrate Him this week, adorning our homes with creations celebrating Him.
Beautiful olive wood, hand painted nativity from Orit Dotan
An heriloom quality handmade stained glass nativity set from wearetheedge
Hand Painted Peg Nativity from issymissy
Everyone that reads Vintage Indie on a regular basis knows that I love Christmas. The Deck the Halls category here at VI is one of my most favorite. I'm thrilled to be sharing some of my favorite picks with you for this year's Christmas decor!
Today's Deck the Halls feature are these fabulous handmade chalkboard art pieces from Lily & Val.
From the shop "My designs are first hand drawn in chalk then meticulously painted over using a technique that preserves the realistic look of chalk with the durability of acrylic paint. Since I draw and paint free hand, no two boards are exactly the same. You are guaranteed to receive a truly original piece of art."