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Vintage Luv :: Pixie Elves & Silver Trees!

Every year Greg and I debate….real tree or vintage aluminum tree?? When Wolfie was a baby, we put up the aluminum tree. It rotates slowly and has a color wheel that gives the tree a lovely shimmer. I gotta say, it’s pretty fab. We thought Wolfie would be transfixed and indeed he was. (Hee….look how little he was back then.)


If I’m being honest, I think nothing beats a fresh, beautiful REAL christmas tree—the crisp bracing smell of pine is one of my all-time favorites. At the same time, there is something pretty magical (*hi jenny!*) about a sparkling, silvery tree!


images: queen of subtle rachel carr

I love this couple below….as if the aluminim silver tree weren’t enough—they tinseled this bad boy within an inch of its life. Aw yeah!

In addition to silvery trees, my other favorite vintage holiday treats are those sweet little Christmas pixies. Some have an innocent, almost wistful look while others have an impish playfulness about them. You can call them knee-huggers (like the little guy below), pixie or holiday elves. Either way, I love ’em all!


images: shartreuse*juliamacaw-frey

I love when the pixies play musical instruments. Just kinda takes it up a notch, ya know?? These guys are all so so sooooo cute, with their little button black eyes.

And before I go, I just had to share this one other Christmas favorite—these little holiday Dream Pets. I think they’re just so charming and sweet with their little velveteen bodies! I have several little reindeer, a mouse, a Christmas Daschhund…they look so cute next to a bowl of pinecones.


image: angela

That’s it for now….the count down is officially ON! We’re heading to Michigan in a week to visit my parents at their lake house. From what I hear there is a crazy blizzard happening up there so I guess we’ll be having a white Christmas after all. I can’t wait! Now to just try and lick this dang cold I’ve had for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Argh! But I’m so excited to get away. I realized that I haven’t had a week off since LAST CHRISTMAS. I think it’s high time. We plan on sledding, seeing boat loads of movies and just straight up relaxing. How about you guys? Are you stickin’ around or visiting relatives? I can’t wait to trade holiday stories with you! Ooh, and don’t forget to download my special retro holiday music mixes. Get ’em here.

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  1. Erinlucy says

    i love those vintage trees! when i was growing up we had a PINK tinsel tree that my mum rescued from one of those curbside garbage collection days. my little sister and i LOVED that tree so much and i often think about tracking another one down one day. swoon

    • Alix says

      A PINK one??? Sooooo jealous. That sounds amazing.

  2. Dottie says

    Well lady, you absolutely deserve that break times ten! So enjoy it to the hilt, mama!

    And those little crouch elves hidden Santa are killing me!

    Erin Lucy–a pink tinsel tree does sound spectacular! I was talking to this fellow who runs estate sales and he says he gets an aluminum Christmas tree at least once a month in the houses he runs the estate sales for, so your tree may be just an estate sale away! Good luck in find it!

  3. Sarah Mommy Elephant says

    I love the silver trees too. I worked at an antique store for 9 years, and let me tell you that I have quite a collection of those bottle brush trees, paper glitter houses, vintage shiny brites, and the pixie elves. One year someone made a comment about my 4 ft silver tree, and told me they had a 8 ft tree that they hated. Can you believe they just GAVE it to me? SCORE! I loved this post, and the previous jewelry tree post too. 🙂

  4. Amber Liddle says

    Ummm, good luck with the trip to MI. It’s pretty crazy around here!! You’ll definitely have a white christmas 🙂

    • Alix says

      Are you guys dying over there??? Where do you live again? (which part??)

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