Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday Blog Party

Today is Vintage Christmas Monday Blog Party time over at "Anything goes here".
I like to decorate in natural colours, so you won't find a lot of green and red Christmas decorations in my home.

A little angel on the chest of drawers where I keep a part of my crafting stuff.

This old candle stick used to be an ashtray. With a little paint and some old lace it is the perfect Christmas decoration for me.

And this is not really a decoration, it was my mother-in-law's cookbook (she passed away 2 years ago). The first part is written in a different handwriting, I think it is her mother-in-law's, because she lived in her husband's family after marrying. It is full of Christmas inspiration!

Till next Monday.


  1. What pretty items you posted. I love that lace, and your Mother-in-law's cookbook is great.

  2. I love your sweet angel, and your mother-in-law's cookbook! It looks like it was used alot, and I bet there are some great recipes in there!
    Happy Vintage Christmas!

  3. Very clever use of an ashtray! Looks wonderful. It's also wonderful to have your MIL old cookbook. Thanks for sharing. Judi

  4. How lucky you are to have the cookbook...what a treasure to keep! I have a family line of ancestors that came to the United States around 1860 and they were from Luxemburg...the family last name was Heyrend.

  5. So sweet for you to include the cookbook. I remember my mom pouring over her cookbooks for weeks before the holiday deciding what she was going to make special that year! Thanks for being a part of Vintage Christmas Monday! xo Joan

  6. Your so lucky to have such a wonderful family treasure...and I love the ashtray redo...Happy VCM!
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  7. What a treasure your cookbook is ... I love the fact that you have recipes in their handwriting ... thank you for sharing! Oh and the ash tray turned candle holder ... genius!


  8. How wonderful for you to have you mother-in--laws cookbook, I think it's the perfect decoration! I also saw your post on the advent buckets(I'm a little behind at seeing everyones vintage monday) and I love that idea! I'm joining as a follower so I can see what else you come up with! ~ Theresa