Boy, do I ever have a special treat for you today!
I’ve teamed up with 8 amazing Canadian bloggers; bringing you an awesome array of Christmas activities, recipes, decor, adventure and more!
It’s almost like choose your own adventure novel!
Once you reach the end of the post, scroll down and click on a name below to follow the next blog. Each blog you visit will have the same links; you’ll end up viewing 8 amazing blogs at the end. So grab that cup of coffee or glass of wine (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?!)
Welcome to the “Have Yourself a Canadian Little Christmas” Blog hop.
My style varies; sometimes it’s a mix of Scandinavian simplicity, or Liberace-eque bling. This year I incorporated my favourite vintage finds and pieces with a few family heirlooms. Simple and timeless, I decorated the landing at the top of the stairs.
The Sled in the corner is actually my mum’s from when she was a kid. Most likely purchased at Eaton’s or Marshall Wells. Next, Mike bought me the metal “It’s a Wonderful Life” sign, which fits perfectly between the slats on the sled – kismet I tell ya!
My dad is awesome, he cut down a tree from camp for me, it’s actually the top of a balsam tree and it smells amazing. Can you get anymore Canadian?
Cue the Iconic Department Stores…
Because pretty much everyone on the Golden side of my family worked at Eaton’s, anything Eaton’s related can be found between us. I actually purchased a few of these vintage Eaton’s boxes from Ebay – never folded and never used, sad really. We still exchange presents in old Eaton’s boxes, it’s a nice surprise underneath the wrapping paper.
The Santa sacks were also one of Eaton’s Christmas staples. Christmas morning we’d go to our Nana’s house to open presents with our cousins, she’d have a Santa Sack for each of us.
The HBC Crate was one of my favourite finds from Kijijji. I got it for $5.00.
I kid you not.
Both the snowshoe and the ruler I borrowed from my Dad (I come by the pack-rat gene honestly). I’m enjoying the layered look of the snowshoe, wreath and star – something I’ve never done before and a little outside the box.
I hope you’ve been inspired to dig up some items you already have, and re-use them for a Christmas display. Sometimes the best decor items are the ones that have the most sentimental meaning, that are hiding in your attic or storage space.
Enjoy the rest of the hop! Don’t forget to click the links below, and check out these awesome Canadian Bloggers!
Alex Inspired | Sunshine & Sugar | The Dream House Project | Glittering Ambition
Lesley Metcalfe | The Lunchbox Season | Elizabeth Montilla Design | Once Upon a Maison | The Healthy Garage
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I love it Alex! A beautiful arrangement of vintage memories – makes me feel all warm and fuzzy 🙂
Your photos are amazing!
Aw thanks Christie! I can’t wait to find my Nana’s ceramic tree, too! we can match 🙂
I love this!!! So much sentiment in each piece! I can’t get over that HBC crate…how did you manage to find that for $5?!? You did a lovely job with this vignette. Thanks for hosting such an inspiring blog hop! xo
Hey Tash! ha ha, that crate is seriously one of my favourite finds! If you’re ever looking for something like this, let me know – you’d be surprised with some of the Kijijji treasure here in Thunder Bay.
So glad you were part of the hop! Next year, we’ll be bigger and better!
I love your vintage Christmas decor! When I was a kid, my parents would wrap gifts in those old Santa Sacks so I know them well!
I love it! Santa Sacks are 100% part of our Canadian Christmas Culture! <3 Thanks for hopping with us Lesley! I'm already excited for our next venture!
As someone who worked at the Eaton’s warehouse on Sheppard Ave. throughout high school, and who had a seasonal job as a holiday greeter at the Eaton’s Centre store, I love all the vintage Eaton touches! You have a lovely home. Happy holidays!
I love that you worked at Eaton’s! My heart just swelled a little more! Thanks for checking out my post, Jen! It means a lot. Without you and Blogpodium, these connections would have never been made!
Oh my goodness a vintage Christmas after my own heart! I love all of your touches! Off to stalk you! xo
Aw Laurie! thank you so much! haha – I will go stalk you too! LOL 🙂
First of all…your blog is snowing and that is amazing!
Love this post and the Eaton’s boxes, what a time warp to see them! Very cool decoration ideas!
Aww thank you name twin!! I was so happy to find the Eaton’s boxes!! #nostalgia 🙂
I hope you guys had an amazing Christmas! ps. thank you for the interoffice mail!! XO made my day!!!
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