Timeless and Elegant Vintage-Traditional Christmas Style

Merry Christmas friends! School is out and I am just now really getting to enjoy the holiday season. One way I try to get the most out of the season is to really take time to sit down and enjoy all of my Christmas and holiday magazines I have amassed over the years as well as my Pinterest boards. As I have been doing that I have started to notice that the style I pin the most and the holiday photos I am really drawn to  overwhelmingly lean toward vintage-traditional Christmas.


If you are a follower then you know that this is the style incoporate that really suits our 101 year-old home, especially during Christmas. I love and incorporate many cottage and farmhouse elements too, but I have increasingly been leaning toward vintage- traditional Christmas style with English country cottage vibes over the past few years.



Decorating with fruits, whether fresh, dried, or faux along with lush velvet and plaid ribbon can instantly create vintage-traditional Christmas style. To replicate that old world style, I try not to use any new or mass produced holiday decorations when creating this type of vignette.



Give me all the plaid!!!!!Last year I concentrated on incorporating many vintage-traditional Christmas touches for the celebration of our home’s 100th Christmas!


Christmas greenery hemlock garland with dried fruits orange slices vintage Christmas mantel



Our main tree is always decorated in vintage-traditional Christmas style, as it is truly full of ornaments that we have collected over the years. 


Vintage-Traditional Christmas Style Inspiration

I have pinned so many photo to my “Classic Christmas” board that I will do a follow up Pin Away Wednesdays post with tons of inspiration in the future. For now, here are a few favorites:


Ivy League Boys

Equestrian accents, vintage brass accents and masculine touches all speak to create vintage-traditional Christmas style.


The Cottage Journal

This is one Christmas corner I am just swooning over!


Did I mention I am mad for Christmas plaid? I am sure I did! 





The Glam Pad

Moody paint colors like hunter green or burgandy might bring back memories of outdated, 1990’s decor for some, but I find that I am gravitate more toward these colors when pinning photos or collecting inspiration in magazines. I mean, how timeless is dark green, especially at Christmas?



Of course creamy cottage white rooms and decor can still be decroated in vintage-traditional Christmas style and look just as cozy and inviting.


If you aren’t a fan of red and green, then elegant golds, blues and greens are still vintage-traditional. Greenery and garland adorned with long velvet or satin bows along a staircase or mantel can instantly create vintage-traditional Christmas style.


This Glamourous Life

Decorating with oranges, clementines or tangerines has had a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Using citrus in holiday decor is definitely an easy way to create vintage-traditional Christmas style.


This year I used apples, oranges, and cranberries throughout our home and I love the simplicity.




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This year I have also been inspired by colonial citrus and apple fruit cones.  I think they are so elegant!


To see my faux clementine topiary cone and the other ways I decorated with fruits in my kitchen this year, check out my Very Merry and Bright Vintage Christmas Kitchen Tour.


This year I have really simplified my holiday decorating in favor of creating timeless and elegant vintage-traditional Christmas style throughout our home. Here is a peek of our dining room this year that I am just loving. I will share more of the dining room and a few other areas as part of a Holiday Home blog hop on Wednesday, so I hope you’ll stop by!


What’s your favorite Christmas style? I love hearing from you!

Merry Christmas to all!


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  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Beautiful Amber, I love the true traditional antique look of all those images. Your stairway is always gorgeous, but especially at Christmas!

    December 19, 2022 at 7:46 pm
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