December 20, 2012

A Little Bit of Vintage White Christmas

This year I don’t have a lot of Christmas decoration to show. With our two sweet kittens Barney and Dottie, who play with everything that hangs down, sparkles or just seems to be interesting enough to get hold of, I decided not to put up a lot and decorated only in the studio a little bit. Additionally I didn’t have a lot of time lately to prepare for Christmas. For some weeks we had been the foster parents for a sick little kitty that had been found in the street. After little Sally got adopted, we took in a street dog with her four puppies. The puppies had started to move and were in danger of getting hit or run over by cars. Since the mother had enough milk, we added three smaller ones from another litter that had been found abandoned without their mother. We’ve also been taking  care of a poor dog named Luna who had been run over by a car two times. She had 17 bone fractures and had needed several surgeries. One back leg couldn’t be fixed properly and is crippled. The other back leg is heavily damaged. We are happy to see that this leg seems to improve and she uses it more and more. In the beginning she couldn’t use it at all and walked on her front legs only. It was very amazing to see how well she could hold her balance. As you can imagine our little zoo kept me quite busy and I haven’t done much more than cleaning up after the puppies, feeding and walking the dogs. Fortunately 3 of the puppies have found new homes already and Luna is supposed to be picked up on Christmas. We hope that the remaining 4 puppies will get adopted soon as well.

Here are some pictures now of my vintage white Christmas decoration. It’s a mixture of things I’ve created, vintage finds and wonderful handmade gifts and cards from several dear blogging friends.

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The cute rocking horse savings box in the picture below had been a recent find at a scrap yard.

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This is one of the puppies who is still available. Isn’t she a cutie?


Merry Christmas to you and

your families!

After Christmas I’ll be back with pictures of a wonderful swap I had with my dear friend Marsha at Tattered Chick a while ago.

I’m linking this post up with Debra’s Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground.

Christmas Hugs,




Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh look at that sweet face!! I'm sure she'll have a new home soon. I'm happy to hear that all your foster friends are doing so well.
I love all your pretty treasures, especially the box of silver ornaments and the silver rocking horse. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

The French Bear said...

Oh my, what a face!!! You are so kind and that is just wonderful!! I love your Christmas displays, love, love all the do make it a white Christmas!!!!
Hugs and Happy Holidays,

Robin said...

Beautiful decorations dear Julia, and that puppy, is oh so adorable!! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.


Deborah said...

Your decorations are so beautiful, love the colours :) puppy is a cutie!
Have a wonderful christmas sweetie.

Bee happy x

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I love all your decorations - gorgeous. The puppy is so sweet.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Your decorations are gorgeous Julia and that puppy is so sweet!

Lady Pamela said...

Very lovely. Thank you for posting.

Mary Lindsay said...

Every inch of your Christmas decor is wonderfully creative and the wee puppy is such a sweetie. A very Merry Chistmas & Happy New Year. Mary (Scotland) xx

Anonymous said...

Precioso sitio!
Con tu permiso me quedo para seguirte, te deseo una hermosas fiestas llenas de paz y armonía junto a tus seres más queridos!
Abrazos infinitos desde Uruguay!

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Tina said...

Your christmas decorations are so pretty Dear Julia.
I LOVE the black dear.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Holiday

Sandi said...

Your decorations are beautiful!!! I love each and every one.

Unknown said...

Aww! You have a houseful of love for Christmas! We love our two kitties. Sometimes they sense when you need some cuddling and love! I love your touches of glass glitter in your decorating! I haven't done much decorating either. My daughter is getting married Jan 5 and I am doing so much to help her. I can barely function for Christmas! :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Julia
Well I am surprised that you have found any time at all to put this gorgeous display together for Christmas.
It looks like you have turned your home into a free boarding kennel for wayward dogs and cats - Oh dear Julia I can just see you running after your small tribe of four-legged (and two legged!) fury friends.
No wonder there has been no time for skypeing sweetie.
I am so glad I don't live too close otherwise I would be taking that cute faced little puppy home with me! They really have a hard life around the streets don't they?
Anyway for now dear friend I'm sending you very big and warm Christmas hugs and lots of love.
At least you won't be putting on too much weight over Christmas when you have to share all of your Christmas pudding and cake with your little tribe.
Take care too,

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Julia,
What a wonderful winter wonderland you have created, I love every bit.
i hope your little tribe of animals are all doing well and hope you all have a fabulous Christmas.
Hugs and smiles,

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Your Christmas decorations: Beautiful.
What you are doing for all those sweet animals: Extraordinary.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
du hattest jetzt wirklich alle Hände voll zu tun, wenn ich mir so deinen kleinen Privatszoo / Tierspital vorstelle. Andererseits, angesichts soooo süßer Tierchens wie es der kleine Hund auf deinem letzten Foto ist, rückt vermutlich alles andere in den Hintergrund. Ich hoffe so sehr, dass bald alle wunderschöne und liebevolle Plätze haben! Wie geht's Cecil bei all dem Kommen und Gehen? Hat er sich daran schon gewöhnt? Auch wenn du nicht sooo viel zum Weihnachtsdekorieren gekommen bist - das, was du uns zeigst, sieht wunder-wunderschön aus!!! Ich hoffe, ihr werdet geruhsame und schöne Feiertage haben, ihr habt es euch so sehr verdient!
Allerherzlichste Rostrosen-Weihnachtsgrüße & Küschelbüschel und Tierchenstreichler
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Reserl said...

Liebe Julia,
wunderschön deine Deko und der Hund sooo süß.
Liebe Grüße und ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest wünscht dir Tatjana

Yitte said...

Your christmas decorations are very beautiful. Dear Julia i'm sur e your house is filled with lots of love during the holidays. You are doing so much good for all those animals. The puppy is so cute she will find a warm house very soon.
Wish you a very warm and lovey christmas.

Love and hugs Yvonne

June said...

Oh sweet Julia---the puppy is so darling, and SO blessed to have you in his life! How sweet of you to be caring so lovingly for these homeless sweethearts. Bless you! I actually just got home from the vet with the two ferral cats that adopted us as their home. I tamed them a little and took them to be neutered today. They hated the car ride but are doing so well now that we are back home in familiar surroundings : )
I love your beautiful decorating in your studio. SO lovely!!! I know what you mean about decorating with the cats's just too much fun for them to roll the balls around the floor, and then there's climbing the tree!

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas dear friend.
sending love from here...

Jillayne said...

It sounds like you are some kind of Dr. Doolittle! How wonderful of you to take in so many poor little souls - I imagine it must be so heart-warming to see them all do well and thrive.
Your little Christmas display is lovely as always Julia!

Sandy said...

Hihi das Pferd kommt mir jaaaa bekannt vor *LOL*
Wunderschöne Deko meine liebe Julia.
Aber etwas anders hatte ich mir auch nicht erwartet.

Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Weihnachstfest im Kreise Deiner Lieben. Lass Dich aus der Ferne mal fest umärmeln.

Tammy said...

Goodness! You have been busy. God Bless you! I do hope those sweet pups are adopted. Why ever would that rocking horse be in a scrap yarsd? It's lovely! Happy holidays! Tammy

Dorthe said...

My dearest Julia,
Oh sweet friend ,you two are the most dear persons -taking care of the poor dogs and cats you meet . It is so wonderful of you, and such a big job but also with much love back to you.
Your decoration is lovely, and I can see one of my angels hanging there, which makes me very happy. Your little decorations are all so beautiful, with the silver horses, and all the whites. The dark reindeer looks gorgeous, with the horn hanging on the wall.
Dearest sweet friend, I wish you from my heart a most wonderful christmas-Thankyou for your mail ,that just arrived.
I will write you back, after the 27/12 to wish you a happy new year.
Much love from me and warm hugs.
Your Dorthe

My Creative House said...

Dear Julia so many animals you have to take care of,it is hard work with so many puppies, the images of your decorated home is very beautiful,wish you a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs Anni

Tatyana Ratcliffe said...

Julia I am very happy now to read about your generosity and love for animals and what you have been doing, my Husband and I want to wish you all the very best this Christmas and I hope your generosity is rewarded in some way. God Bless
Tanya and Gary

Dortesjs said...

aww so so sweet decorations but this puppy are JUST SO CUTE and adorable.. awww iam in love
I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.thanks for your creative blog

Jayne said...

Your Christmas display is truly beautiful Julia. You have such a huge heart to take in all the animals who need your help. hope you have a wonderful Christmas time. jayne x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello dear Julia,
the puppy is just adorable and your decorations are wonderful.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year dear friend.
Christmas hugs,

letrecivette said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Im am loving the fabulous decor and the furry baby is soooo cute! :D Have a Merry Christmas dear friend!


Guriana said...

Beautiful decorations Julia:)
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time:)


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Oh how busy you have been with all the sweet animals to care for.
The little puppy is so adorable and know with those cute eyes, she will find a new home real soon.
Loved seeing all your gorgeous decorations around your lovely home.
Wishing you a merry Christmas, filled with much love, joy and happiness.

Sending hugs

vintagegirlbirgit said...

Liebe Julia,
frohe Weihnachten und alles Liebe und Gute für´s neue Jahr wünsche ich Dir.

Dein Winterwonderland sieht zauberhaft aus und der kleine Herzensbrecher ist zum Niederknien!!

Liebe Grüße,

marie said...

What a lovely Christmas display you have....and what a sweet little pup!
You've been so busy with your little lucky these animals are to be a part of your life. Even if only for a little time.

Merry Christmas you and yours!

Countrylovers said...

Liebe Julia,
white christmas, zumindest Zuhause, wie schön! Sehr geschmackvolle, bezaubernde Dekorationen die uns erahnen lassen, wie weiße Weihnacht sein kann, muß!Da draußen ist es eher österlich, mag ich gar nicht.
Bezüglich der Gans gebe ich dir bei Zeiten ein paar Tips, so gelingt die Gans immer!Einen schönen zweiten Weihnachtsfeiertag wünscht dir von Herzen die Babsi

Carole said...

You have such a big heart to take all these abandoned animals in. They are lucky that you moved to Albania. You are their angel. I know even with just one dog it is a lot of work. The kitties are easy compared to him. I think he will enjoy being home for awhile. He loves the couch:)
Your decorations are wonderful and I know gives much joy.


Martina said...

Hallo meine liebe Julia,
zu Allererst: Deine Weihnachtsdeko ist ein Traum! Auch wenn Du der Ansicht bist, dass sie dieses Jahr etwas spärlich ausgefallen ist. Wie gerne würde ich einmal in Deinen Schätzen und Reichtümern stöbern:-)
Des Weiteren bewundere ich Dein großes Herz! Ich mag tierliebe Menschen sehr. Der kleine Welpe ist aber auch zum Knuddeln. Extrem goldig!!!! Leider können wir weder ein Kätzchen noch ein Hundchen aufnehmen. Meine Tochter hat allergisches Asthma und reagiert vorwiegend auf Tierhaare. Leider !

Julia, wann warst Du das letzte Mal auf dem Postamt? Oder fahrt Ihr seit dem Verkehrsunfall nicht mehr hin? Vielleicht hat Dich aber meine Weihnachtsgruß auch nicht erreicht. Ist ja möglich.

Ich hoffe, Du hattest ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und wünsche Dir schon jetzt einen guten Start ins Jahr 2013.
Bis bald und ganz herzliche Grüße

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi there, dear Julia. wow, you've been one busy lady being a pet angel this year! Your studio is wonderful, full of beautiful Christmas goodies. I'm sharing this post on Vintage Inspiration this morning! xoxo

Minna Perälä said...

The little pets are truly blessed to have such an guardian angle in you. Your heart is pure gold, I am sure.

Your christmas decorations look wonderful!!!

Hugs, Minnamarika

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, ganz vielen lieben Dank für deine Weihnachtsgrüße! Ich hoffe, auch ihr hattet ein schönes Fest und auch etwas Zeit zum Relaxen!!!!
Möge 2013 ein wunderschönes Jahr für euch werden! Liebste Küschelbüschel an dich und deinen "Zoo" :o))))

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Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh liebe Julia wie schön, dass Du die gute Weihnachtsfee bist für all die armen Katzen und Hunde! :)
Wie herzerweichend die Geschichte von dem armen 2 x überfahrenen Hund mit den vielen gebrochenen Knochen :( Hoffentlich heilt alles gut, was für ein Glück für Luna bei Euch zu sein wo sie? liebevoll gepflegt wird.
Der kleine Welpe ist ja ganz entzückend!
Deine weißen Studio-Weihnachtsdekorationen sehen auch wunderschön aus!
Auha ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass mit all den Katzen und Hundekindern im Haus ein Weihnachtsbaum gar nicht möglich wäre.
Viel Glück bei der weiteren Vermittlung in liebevolle Hände!
Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr wünsche ich Euch!
Liebe Grüße

Lisa said...

I have always said that people who take in orphaned animals have a special place in heaven. To me that is the true meaning of Christmas, giving yourself. As for the cute pup you showed....wish I was close enough to bring home to Lily. She wished for a dog for christmas but got a gerbal instead. We're going to the shelter soon to pick out a family pet. Your studio decorations look beautiful. I hope you had a good Christmas, sending happy New Year wishes your way.

Olga Siedlecka said...

I can't help but admire all these lovely treasures that surround you.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Dear Julia
Sorry I did not manage to visit you before Christmas.
I hope you had a magical day.
Your decorations are so perfect, the rocking horse I adore but I adore that little pup a whole lot more!!! Too cute and such beautiful colours and marks. Oh I wish I could give this pup a home!
Sending you wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

Lynn Stevens said...

Julia, What a special lady you are to open your home and heart to all those puppies and kittens. How lucky they are to have found you!
Truly a miracle at Christmas.

Your display looks beautiful as well.
Wishing you a Joyous New Year filled with all things wonderful.
Hugs Lynn

Alexandra said...

Hallo meine Liebe, ich hoffe du hattest ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest mit deinen 4 Beinigen Freunden :) Ich sehe es kommen du machst dort das erste Tierheim auf. Der Kleine ist aber wirklich zu knuffig.
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2013
viele knuddels und hugs

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
Ihr scheint ja die Anlaufstation für alle armen Tierchen der Gegend zu seiin. Es hat sich scheinbar unter ihnen rumgesprochen, dass Du eine so iebevolle Mom bist und sie es gut haben bei Dir. Ich wünsche all Deinen kleinen Pelzchen, dass Du sie in sehr sehr gute Hände vermitteln kannst. Würde ich in Deiner Nähe wohnen, dann würde ich Dir eines oder auch zwei gern abnehmen. Der kleine Welpe ist ja zu knuffig.
Deine "spärliche" Deko ist ein Traum liebe Julia. Du meine Güte, die würde ich gern mal in Natura sehen.
Nun wollte ich Dir noch danken für Deine lieben Weihnachtswünsche. Leider hat bei mir die Zeit vor dem Fest nicht gereicht, alle lieben Blogfreundinnen zu besuchen.
Deshalb wünsche ich Dir heute einen guten Rutsch und ein gesundes, schönes und kreatives 2013 und natürlich das allerbeste für all die kleinen Pelze bei Dir.
Herzliche Grüße

lala said...

You truly are a wonderful, giving person to take in those animals who desperately needed a home. Love your Christmas white displays.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. As always, your blog is so inspiring. I love all the beautiful things you share - and that puppy - oh I wish I could take her! ;)


Mom E. said...

The puppy is so adorable!You have such a good heart and soft spot for animals, it warms my heart!
And I love your White Christmas decor. It gives me good ideas for another Christmas and also for other decor in my home!
I always love coming to your blog!
Happy New Year Hearts!

Mom E. said...

The puppy is so adorable!You have such a good heart and soft spot for animals, it warms my heart!
And I love your White Christmas decor. It gives me good ideas for another Christmas and also for other decor in my home!
I always love coming to your blog!
Happy New Year Hearts!

Rostrose said...

Wie süß von deinem GöGa, deine Gedanken zu lesen und dir Grog zu bringen, liebstige Julia. So ein "Verwöhnerli" könnte ich jetzt auch gut brauchen, allein schon aus medizinischen Gründen... ;o)
Herzliche virenfreie (weil virtuelle) Umarmungen von der schnupfigen und stimm-losen Rostrosen-Traude

Rebecca said...

What a gorgeous little puppy! Oh, I want one so badly xx

Carol E. in AZ said...

I just discovered your blog and I do love laces and such. What beautiful items you have.