Card Catalog Christmas Vignette

When it comes to Christmas decor, I don’t typically decorate with the traditional Christmas colors.  But when I found three vintage stockings at the Goodwill Outlet, I decided to mix things up this year.  It was obvious to me that the card catalog was the perfect place to hang the stockings.   I’m pretty sure I’m going to love decorating the card catalog for every holiday.

 The vignette was created with some old things, some new things, and some DIY’ed things.

I used a cake stand, cloche, pine cones, and berries I already had on hand.  The slice of wood was purchased at JoAnn for about $6.   I know it’s silly to buy wood, but I didn’t want to scour Craigslist for free wood and make Brad get out the chainsaw.  Sometimes it’s just easier to pay a little money than to deal with a headache.  But if any of you in the Indianapolis are cutting down a tree anytime soon, cut a handful of slices for your dear friend Chelsea, will ya?

The red and white sweater presents were made by yours truly.  I still don’t know what to call them.  Suggestions welcome.  I’m posting the tutorial on how I made them tomorrow.  Can I get a “heck yeah!” for a Saturday blog post?  (Please stop by tomorrow.  I barely ever do Saturday posts because I feel like no one will read them.)

UPDATE:  Here’s the sweater present tutorial.

The books are from my thrifted collection.  I used leftover scrapbook paper from my ‘JOY’ letters on the middle book.  I used double sided tape to secure the scrapbook paper to the book.  Beyond easy.

Like I said, the stockings were Goodwill Outlet finds.  I was probably a little too excited when I found them.  But then again, I’m excited when I find anything awesome at the Goodwill Outlet (see: here and here).  $1.50 for three vintage Christmas stockings FTW.

I kept my great-grandma’s quilt and the blanket my great aunt knitted for Brad and me in the wire basket.  I did flip around the quilt so the red and green squares were showing.

I’m happy with how my traditional Christmas color vignette turned out.  This is the only spot in our house where I used the red, white, and green color combo.  Make sure you come back next week to see the rest of my Christmas decor.

Will you dare to deck the halls on Monday morning for Dare to DIY?  Need some extra inspiration?  See how KimMichelle, and Rachel decked their halls.

Curious about the card catalog?  Read about it here.
Do you decorate with traditional Christmas colors?
What are you doing tomorrow?  Your answer: Coming back here to read the sweater presents tutorial.  (I’m still taking name suggestions.)

I’m sharing this at the following parties: Home Stories A to ZTatertots and JelloHouse of HepworthsThe Shabby Creek CottageTidy MomLiz Marie BlogCraftomaniacThe Shabby NestPositively SplendidWhipperberryFunky Junk InteriorsClassy ClutterToday’s Creative BlogUncommon DesignsMiss Mustard Seed, I Heart Nap Time, Southern Hospitality, Inspired by Charm, Shannanigans, and Serenity Now.

Check out my other Christmas projects!



  1. says

    I love those stockings! Such a great find. I now feel the urge to go for a little scavenger hunt in my local Salvation Army for my own-I understand that this is not a rational thought.
    With Luck

  2. says

    Those stockings majorly remind me of our stockings growing up. My grandma got each of us kids one when we were born. But they were MASSIVE and had our name on them. So vintage and fun. I love your stockings, too. Such a great score.

    I am a fan of the traditional colors, although as you know, I’m also mixing it up with silver/turquoise/yellow in my dining room. Trendy trendster over here.

  3. says

    This looks wonderful! I love the traditional look–you still managed to keep it modern and fresh. I am always jealous of other peoples thrift store finds . . . we don’t have many thrift stores out here, and it’s next to impossible to find anything good in the ones we do have. Those stockings are super cute!

    • chelsea says

      You should definitely plan a thrifting trip to Indiana. I’ll even let you stay in our guest bedroom because I’m nice like that.

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