A Very Vintage Christmas in the Gazebo


Hi there, Friends! If you are new here, visiting from the Christmas Porch Tour, welcome! This is my first year to participate and I look forward to seeing lots of outdoor Christmas inspiration. There will be links at the end of the post so you can tour more festive Christmas porches that are decked out for the holidays! Since I don't really have a porch, I like to create seasonal retreats in my garden gazebo. Take a little stroll with me for a very vintage Christmas in the gazebo...


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On the way, we can stop for a cup of hot cocoa! 


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


I've set up a retro cocoa bar using a pair of thrifted vintage thermoses. One to keep the cocoa nice and warm and the other can store coffee or hot water for tea or in case more cocoa is needed. {Looking for a vintage thermos? Check here!}


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


On the French bottle drying rack, there's a selection of vintage Christmas mugs.


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


Mitten covered spoons rest on jolly snowman napkins, purchased at an estate sale. I prefer my hot cocoa with whipped cream. While we're at it, let's add sprinkles too! 


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


The jadeite vase holds test tubes of instant cocoa and mini marshmallows that can be used as stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. {See my vintage jadeite collection, here!


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


An upcycled yard sale lunch box can store anything from beverage condiments or cookies and napkins, to an assortment of herbal teas. The cozy mittens are another thrift store find.


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


Grab your hot beverage and let's head out to the gazebo...


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


...or if there's more of our unseasonably warm Texas weather, you may prefer a glass of bubbly! My upcycled vintage wicker sofa has been decked out with festive holiday pillows and vintage linens. Shams for the larger pillows were created from a damaged vintage tablecloth. {You can find more vintage Christmas linens, here!


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


Above the sofa hangs a handmade rosemary garland crafted with Secret Garden Herbs, and twinkling with lights. 


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour


This vintage kneehugger is sure to bring a smile! 


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour
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Merry, merry! 


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour






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Below is a list of all of the bloggers participating today and tomorrow. Be prepared to be inspired with festive Christmas ideas for your front porch, sunroom, screened-in porch or gazebo! Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the tour!


Monday, Nov. 27


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25 comments:

  1. Your gazebo looks so festive decked out for Christmas. I love the way you covered the sofa with a vintage tablecloth and the pillows on the sofa are perfect for the holiday season.

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  2. Boy would I like to be out there!! Haha- my gazebo has to be stripped bare for the winter here :( Love the vintage linens and your whole cocoa bar set up. I have the holly berry dish set (can't remember the name but I know it was made in Mexico) that matches your mug on the tree. I love the idea of using that drying rack to hold cups. Well done!

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  3. Your gazebo look very festive for the holidays. I love how you have the vintage linens on the settee. And the thermoses and Jadeite look great together!

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  4. How adorable! Love the settee loaded with pillows!

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  5. Love it all! I am on a mission today to buy as many Christmas pillows as I can to decorate my window seat in my parlor. Your couch has confirmed the desire for that look!

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  6. Beautiful...but what caught my eye was the cloth you had on your couch. I have the same one. It is a table cloth and it was my mothers, I still use it during the holidays!

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  7. Cecilia, I love your concept of the porch tour! Love the thermoses!

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  8. I'll be right over, Cecilia! It looks very cozy and welcoming. Your couch is perfect with its festive pillows - love the elf on the pillow. He looks like he'd inspire Christmas decor!
    ;)
    Cecilia

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  9. I love your gazebo, Cecelia. I bet you spend lots of time there. I'm so glad you were able to participate in the porch tour this year. I wish I could visit all these spaces in person.

    Oh, and don't be surprised if I buy your vintage Thermos lunch tote. I clicked over and put it in my cart. Gonna do a little more shopping in your store before I click "buy."

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  10. Oh Cecilia, this is adorable! How I would LOVE to join you {{smiles}} Thank you for sharing. Hugs toy ou!

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  11. So cute! I love your vintage thermoses - you have some unique finds. And, I love that you used vintage linens to cover the wicker furniture. I am going to try that too. Cheers! Kristy

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  12. Oh my goodness! I'm in love with your vintage Christmas linens and how you've used them on your wicker sofa. How clever to use damaged tablecloths to make the pillows. Glad to be touring with you!

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  13. What a fantastic round-up of simply perfect retro Christmas finds! I so wish I could furnish a true gazebo at this time of year - no way unless it's an enclosed and heated sun porch! Enjoy the warmth, trust me it's better than freezing but I'm sure you already know that:) Wish we lived closer so that we could celebrate together! I'd be up for the bubbly! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  14. So beautiful! I've always wanted a gazebo. I find them so romantic. You certainly have an excellent eye for finding amazing holiday vintage decor!

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  15. Oh fun! A Christmas party, outside with cocoa and an elf. Nothing better!

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  16. Very fun!! What a cozy place to enjoy a cup of cocoa.

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  17. Cecilia, your gazebo is so festive and pretty. I love the vintage thermoses, jadeite, and santa mug.

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  18. Hoe cute are those pillows? Especially the "Elf Made Me Do It" one :) Such a great space to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a hot cocoa.

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  19. The mitten covers for the spoons are just too cute! I love the vintage theme and I would love to go shopping with you. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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  20. What a fun and inviting way to relax for a bit! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs. :)

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  21. Your gazebo looks so festive with all your vintage linens. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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  22. Your gazebo looks so lovely Cecelia, bright, cheery and it immediately puts you in the mood to just chill out and enjoy the festive season

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  23. Love your alternative use of vintage linens. Have made pillows from table runners (envelope style) and gift bags from a wounded tablecloth. I love the old truck/tree and Elf pillows! This week's find was a STRING of vintage elf head lights for $2.99! I saw a Jadeite (repro) butter dish at Christmas Tree Shop for 3.99 and thot of you!

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