Vintage Christmas Sleds

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Just like the rest of the year, I like to use vintage decor at Christmas.

Yesterday, I shared some projects I made for an upcoming Holiday sale of some tabletop decorations.

Today, I wanted to share with you the vintage sleds that I pulled together.

I spend the year gathering sleds here and there – garage sales, estates sales and auctions.

The principals are the same for each – wire together some greenery and some interesting details – wire them to the sled (I use floral wire) – add a bow and you are done!

I found sleds of several different sizes – I personally really like the smaller ones, but each one is decorated differently.

I found most of my supplies (that aren’t vintage) at a wholesaler because I was making so many of them.  However, equivalents can be found at most craft stores.

This is one is pretty traditional – greenery, jingle bells and a plaid flannel bow.

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Same idea here – but that one large bell that is really magnificent when it rings.  I really like the extra layer of ribbon hanging from the bow.IMG 8528 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

This one is more rustic – buffalo plaid ribbon and some red and white ornaments. IMG 8527 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

This one goes a different direction with greens and golds and some children’s ice skates.  I removed the laces and replaced it with sheer ribbon. IMG 8526 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

This sled is quite tall – I added some extra greenery to balance its size, another large jingle bell and some vintage skates. IMG 8524 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

This one I decided to hang a stocking and added the greenery inside the stocking.  I stuffed the bottom of the stocking first to fill it, added a bow and a reindeer ornament. IMG 8523 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

Working in the same idea – but this time with a  vintage window frame.

I painted it, added the chicken wire and wired on the stocking.  I decided to get a little fancy and added some lights on the perimeter.  They are run from a battery pack so it could be used anywhere. IMG 8521 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

And a second window – this one had more cross bars so I left off the chicken wire.  I added another pair of children skates filled with greenery. IMG 8520 thumb Vintage Christmas Sleds

These were actually quite easy to do and would be a great addition to your Christmas decor or for a gift.

If you are local and would like more information about the sale, you find out more on my Facebook page.

Thanks so much for reading.

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About Finding Home

My name is Laura and I have been running a small interior decorating business since 2004. I have always had a love for decorating but I never fully realized it until about 10 years ago. I live in New York with my husband and two daughters. They support me and encourage me at every turn. I have always loved the “hunt” for the next treasure, especially when you have to get down and dirty to discover it. I feel like it is time to start taking my business in a new direction. I am not sure exactly what that will be, but this blog is about that journey. About finding a sense of home, a place where we belong and can most be ourselves. Thank you for being part of my journey.

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  1. Fantastic work, I love it

  2. I was on the hunt for some old sleds and found two yesterday., now I need some skates, but unlikely in the south! your ideas are so inspiring.

  3. I love all of them!

  4. I love them all too. I have my old sled that I used when I was a little girls outside that I painted. The paint is coming off in spots but I figure that adds charm.

  5. Amazing sleds Laura…decorated so wonderfully!…I love them all..so cannot choose a favorite…I do love the skates…
    I put a sled out on my front porch too…it used to hang in my family room several houses ago…You make Christmas magical with your magnificent creations!!!

  6. these are gorgeous! I have been admiring sleds like this, but I only seem to find crazy expensive ones (100-200 without any adornments). I would love something like this by my fireplace =)

  7. Beautiful as always Ms Laura! I added a vintage sled to our fireplace this year too. Just put it on the blog this morning. Great minds think alike :)
    xo-Kristin

  8. must love junk says:

    They all look great, but, oh, I LOVE the skates on the window frame-too cute!
    Susan

  9. Laura,
    Your sleds are gorgeous! They are beautiful Christmas decorations! Have a great week!
    Leslie

  10. Oh I just love the sleds. I have an old one but have no clue how to do the ribbons:) The windows are awesome to. I wish I lived closer:)

  11. those are really pretty. i love vintage sleds…they would add nostalgia to a home during the holdiays.
    hope you do well at the sale!!
    happy friday
    xo

  12. Victoria says:

    My favorite is your sled with the buffalo check ribbon. I think I will make a bow with that ribbon for my sled. Thanks for your wonderful ideas. I love your blog!

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