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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Vintage Christmas Decor WM SM

My style is usually more on the modern, funky, bold side, but this year, for my kids’ playroom I went with a vintage christmas style. It’s still got some quirky fun, but is definitely a throwback.   That wasn’t my original plan- I’m obsessed with all things Scandinavian and I really thought I’d go all minimalist black-white-gold, that is until I came across this insanely cute and quirky garland at Worthwhile Thrift.

Worthwhile Thrift

Seriously, I can’t get over the color and charm in this garland.  I got two of them, a wooden eagle, and two gold candlesticks for $3.50!  Score!!

Once I knew I was going with a vintage style, I knew I needed new stockings that fit the bill.  This year I’ve started working a lot more with Personal Creations , so that’s where I turned to look for stockings that I could personalize for my tribe of crazies.

I found these Vintage Needlepoint Stockings– they had 8 styles to choose from- and my personalization was free!

Vintage Christmas SM WM

The stitching of my kiddos’ names was the perfect final addition to the stockings.

Personal Creations Stockings

You might remember that last week I had the pure joy (heavy sarcasm) of semi-decorating for Christmas and then un-decorating for a TV shoot at my house the next day.  So, this mantle set-up was my temporary version and I’m actually really looking forward to re-decorating for reals this weekend with the family!

Vintage Stockings  SM

Next to my garland and needlepoint stockings, my third favorite vintage item is the personalized Santa List Canvas.

Santa Artwork SM

Eric asked me if I got it on one of my thrifting expeditions, but then I told him to look closely at the list… It has our names!

It completely looks like something we’ve had in our family for decades and yet I just ordered it a few weeks ago!

Vintage Christmas Artwork SM

All of those decor items are fun, but what my kids flipped out over are going to be our new tradition… Puppy Ornaments!

You may know that we breed our Bernese Mountain Dog Pennlyn, we’ve had two litters with her and it’s something really special for our family.  We love raising pups in our home and placing them with amazing families.

bernese mountain dog puppy SM WM

(if you want more puppy goodness check out my IG feed from the last 2 months!)

Bernese Mountain Dog

I saw that Personal Creations had a ton of personalized ornaments and the idea hit me…

Annual Litter Ornaments

Personalized Ornaments SM

Each year we have a theme for our puppies’ names.

2014 was the College Theme Year…  Brynn (Bryn-Marw College), Duke, Princeton, Leigh (Lehigh University), Chip (so not a college, but Kenzie insisted there is a Chipperdine College of Furniture according to the internet! Ha!), Drex (Drexel), Pepper (Pepperdine), and Boss (Boston College)

2013 was the Tree Theme Year…

Personalized Ornaments Personal Creations SM

Elmer (Elm), Cherry, Oakley (Oak), Willow,  Ash, Cedar, Redbud, and Silver-Bell.

These ornaments literally made my kids’ day! They thought it was the coolest thing to have each of our puppies on our tree.  I love the fun style of the Woodchuck Wagon and the classic red color!

This weekend I’ll be spending time with my family (Re)Decorating for Christmas and I thought it would only be right to help you have a personalized Christmas as well!

We’re giving away a $500 Gift Certificate to Personal Creations !

Since we can only have one winner, you can use

PCSM20 for 20% off your entire Personal Creations purchase!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations, but all the Vintage Christmas goodness (and the puppies) are my own! *

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The comments +

  1. Liz says:

    I love the personalized story books, stuffies, and martial arts belt holder.

  2. Megan S. says:

    I love the Pet Rules sign!

  3. Toni evensen says:

    I like the set of 3 nested mixing bowls

  4. stephanie says:

    so cute, love the mix of old and new. will miss ‘knock it off’ but excited to see your new ideas and next big projects!

  5. Elizabeth C says:

    Love that garland! 🙂 Sounds like you have an awesome thrift store!

  6. I love your cute personalized puppy ornaments.
    Thank you for the great giveaway.
    Karen Marie

  7. Sandra Smith says:

    I love Personal Creations. I’m such a sucker for anything with my name or initials on it.

  8. Jessica Martinez says:

    I love vintage Christmas decorations – I feel like they are way more awesome then new ones!

  9. Lisa Cooper says:

    I love (and really need!) the personalized insulated casserole carrier.

  10. jessica says:

    I just adore your blog! I love that garland! I feel like it is something my gram would decorate with when I was little…I am going to have to go through her mass amounts of christmas boxes in the basement because I too was thinking of going a little vintage retro this year with all kinds of funky things! I just think It is so fun, and would make for a great backdrop for an ugly sweater photo! Your mantel turned out great, and your puppy…AWWWWWWWW how stinkin cute! I love the ornament idea and how you pick names lol. Oh, and I wanted to tell you while I am here that your emails were going to my spam for a long time, I just realized it and fixed it, but it might be happening to others too and your emails may not be getting seen 🙁 Just wanted to give you a heads up to maybe let people know to check their spam folders. Its the worst when that happens! yikies! Anyway have a wonderful week love.
    see you next post!

  11. jessica says:

    Oh, and thanks for the AMAZING giveaway! I am crossing my fingers and toes!

  12. The Tooth Fairy Pillow is adorable! So many great things! Happy Holidays!

  13. Ellen says:

    Love the cute little puppy!

  14. Jewel says:

    The vintage garland is the sort of thing I only dream of

  15. Sarah VM says:

    I would make a custom throw for my Mom.

  16. Amy H says:

    We need stockings. I would love personalized ones so my kids don’t fight over which is theirs. The candy cane stripes are cute as well as the vintage needlepoint.

  17. Those beverage tubs are perfect for parties! That is what I would get 🙂

  18. Beth DelConte says:

    Like the galvanized beverage tub with stand. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  19. Angie T. says:

    Personalized Champagne ice bucket & stockings

  20. Kathy says:

    carved heart print

  21. J Stone says:

    Ornament Canvas and Snowball-Fight-In-A-Bucket would be perfect for my family and to give to other families. Great gifts for people you don’t know what to buy for.

  22. Donna says:

    Love the personalized ornaments with the puppy names — have a couple of older daughters that have children that it would be wonderful to give them a personalized ornament with their kids names on them! And their dogs which are part of their families as well! 🙂

  23. Patti says:

    I love the personalized stockings!

  24. melanie says:

    I love the canvases, and the anniversary art.

  25. Lisa says:

    I love your puppy ornaments! I have been searching for an ornament with 8 spots FOREVER!

  26. Elizabeth S. says:

    Personalized storybooks or ornaments!

  27. jessica z says:

    I would create the Family Friendly Characters Treat Jar!

  28. Karyn Price says:

    Wow — if whoever donated that garland to Worthwhile Thrift is a reader, they’re likely kicking themselves after seeing what a cool room theme you created around it — nice job! And love the stockings from Personal Creations — someday I’ll invest in matching ones for our fam!

  29. Dawn Keenan says:

    I love the Carved Heart Art Canvas . It is so romantic.

  30. Branding Iron Gift Set

  31. Ashley says:

    the nesting bowls

  32. Liz R. says:

    Stockings! We need matching ones for our family!

  33. HilLesha says:

    I love the Child’s Bangle Bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Jane says:

    I love the cosmetic bags

  35. Carly Jor says:

    The santas list is precious!!!!!!!!

  36. Mary Jenkins says:

    The celtic knot door mat is cute!

  37. Oh what an adorable puppy and I love the ornament. It is so unique and cute!!

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