hello anthro.

It's a sunny Saturday here in Rhode Island and I'm trying to make the most of it! We got home very early this morning {read: 12:30am} from my work party where the cookies were a hit :) 

I got up early-ish this morning to hit the post office to mail off the cookie care packages and then rushed off to work a shift at the Junior League Marketplace. {My pound cakes and cookies sold before I got there--yay!} Now, I'm home to tackle some more Christmas cards before we have a date night tonight. 

When I looked at the calendar this morning, I realized we must put up our tree tomorrow--or we run the risk of not really being able to enjoy it.  Growing up, our tree always graced our living room by no later than the 1st of December. I think life has just been getting a little crazy, so I took some time today to dream of a "vintage Christmas" tree--courtesy of everyone's favorite, Anthropologie.
{All images via anthropologie.com}
1) If our wedding wasn't any indication, I love the vintage look. I saw this box of "instant heirloom" ornaments and my heart went pitter-patter. I only wish the box of six didn't cost $38.
2) I swooned when I saw this Distant Decembers tree topper--not only does it give a nod to my blog in its name, but I also adore the pops of color amidst the silver arms of the star. 
3) I have a weird soft spot for penguins, so this ornament also spoke to me. I like how it's a little quirky--and sparkly too!
4) Let's be honest, you could probably make these snowballs for pennies...but I love the idea of having a bowl of snowballs. Hilarious!
5) This garland goes perfectly with the ornaments in the first picture. I just think it would help the tree have a much more cohesive look.
6) I would imagine the mothers of small children would frown on these frozen diamond ornaments, but there is something wonderful and whimsical about them.

I'll wait to see if any of these gems appear on the Anthro sale pages post-Christmas. This year, we'll use our old standards...and add a few new ornaments to remember our first married Christmas. 

Enjoy your Saturday, everyone! xo{av}


  1. I love that garland!! and oh my goodness yess we will have to!

  2. i'm so, so glad that we found each other's blogs:) what a fabulous vintage christmas page! i always swoon over the 1940s ornaments and garland. we just put up my grandfather's christmas tree at his house-it's a silver beauty that sits on a turntable with multi-colored discs that spin and shine their lights onto the ceiling. the same one he's had all his life. it totally puts our fake tree to shame!

  3. definitely glad you found my blog :) i am a new follower of yours as well. love your vintage finds for the tree, and hope you get it up asap!!

  4. Those instant heirloom ornaments are just gorgeous - I bet you could find a giant box of them on Ebay if you had a bit of patience. I feel like even though we love them, there are probably a lot of people who are trying to get rid of them.

  5. Lovelovelove the tree topper! It is so classic and fun! The suggestion about Ebay was a great idea, but also try etsy? Sometimes you can find the most random (and fabulous) items there.


  6. great picks! I love that little penguin ;)

  7. These are fabulous. I am going to be stalking Anthro's sale too ...

  8. a few things:
    1. love anthro's xmas decorations. i wanted this "merry christmas" garland they had and i was holding off for the sale but it's already gone. so sad!
    2. your wedding video is simply adorable!! you guys are seriously so cute! loved everything about your wedding.
    3. that is SO funny about the christmas card!! it means you have great taste too, you know! maybe we are just meant to be friends! :)

    hope you had a great weekend!!

  9. anthro is the bomb! its home line is as presh as their clothing line. hope you hit some good sales ;)