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5 Things to Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time

5 Things to Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time

New York is always a good idea!  But, it’s an even better idea during the Holidays!  I have visited NYC in every season, every temperature, and every scenario, and I learn something new every single time that makes the next trip so much better!  Today, I’m sharing with Y’all 10 Things You Should Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time.

Enjoy a Very Vintage Christmas

Enjoy a Very Vintage Christmas

As you all know, I am a collector. My primary addiction…..Vintage Christmas.  I LOVE ALL OF IT!  Flocked reindeer, blow molds, felt hangings, Shiny Brite ornaments….So, if you don’t want to go hog-wild with the Vintage Christmas, but still yearn for a little Vintage Christmas in your own celebrations, what to do?  Today, with the help of Etsy, I’m going to show you several ways you can incorporate Vintage Christmas easily, without needing to rent a storage unit for all your goodies….not that there’s anything wrong with that!

All Girls Can Be Brave Girls with Alli

All Girls Can Be Brave Girls with Alli

I believe one of my responsibilities as a parent, is to present, in any way I possibly can, what I consider to be Life Truths.  One Truth, is that girls can be anything they want to be.  Grace, Kindness, Bravery, Faith, Love….those are the qualities that matter and endure!  And if you agree, then you are going to LOVE meeting the creative force behind The Art and Soul Shop, Alli Rogosich!

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Enjoy a Very Vintage Christmas

Enjoy a Very Vintage Christmas

As you all know, I am a collector.  I drag all kids of treasures home, as I shared with you in this post.  My primary addiction…..Vintage Christmas.  I LOVE ALL OF IT!  Flocked reindeer, blow molds, felt hangings, Shiny Brite ornaments….I have tubs and tubs and tubs.  My collection makes me ridiculously happy.  It’s nostalgic, as I have many pieces from my grandparents, and I like to imagine that all of my Vintage Christmas decor brings a little bit of another’s family’s Christmas Joy into my own home.  We are exploding with Christmas Joy over here, y’all.

So, if you don’t want to go hog-wild with the Vintage Christmas, but still yearn for a little Vintage Christmas in your own celebrations, what to do?  Today, with the help of Etsy, I’m going to show you several ways you can incorporate Vintage Christmas easily, without needing to rent a storage unit for all your goodies….not that there’s anything wrong with that! The fine print:  I am an Esty Affilitate, and might make a small commission from qualified purchases, which will not impact your price, but will help support my Blog, so thank you! Let’s get started!

Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper Collage

The easiest way to add a little Vintage Christmas flair is by choosing wrapping paper with vintage images.  I found six choices that are darling, and would look so happy underneath the Christmas Tree.  Click on the images below to to straight to the Etsy store selling each style.

PC: FancyThatDelightful

PC: ShannSpishakStudio

PC: CMWrapNShipSupply

PC: CMWrapNShipSupply

PC: FancyThatDelightful

PC: frenchscript

Vintage Christmas Gift Tag Collage

Vintage inspired gift tags are another easy way to incorporate Vintage Christmas into your gift giving! Click on the images below to to straight to the Etsy store selling each style.

PC: CoutureNicole

PC: FenderskirtsVintage

PC: GiftOtheGab

PC: PaperMillRoad

 

Vintage Christmas Tea Towels and Candy Dishes

PC: bellaboovintage, Duckwells, theheritagekitchen, ContemporaryVintage

OK….if you REALLY want some true Vintage, here’s some ideas…and let me say this.  I do not collect Vintage Christmas because of what each item is worth.  I collect whatever brings me joy and makes me smile, so I suggest not worrying about what something is worth…get it because you love it!  Vintage tea towels are really cute, and you might even want to add a monogram to modern-it-up!  I also love to have lots of Vintage Christmas candy dishes sitting around my house.  The two examples I have provided are Lefton, which was popular in the 1970’s and Holt Howard, which was at its most popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

 

Vintage Christmas Home Accessories

Etsy really is an endless source for inspiration, and I found a few more goodies you might want to consider scooping up!  How cute would a mantle of retro-inspired stockings be…twenty-somethings would LOVE these!  Return labels with a cool mid-century Christmas vibe…LOVE!  And how darling is this apron?  The trees remind me of that scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus and Charlie Brown go looking for a tree.  And….how amazing are these chocolate bars wrapped in Vintage Christmas cuteness?  Stalking stuffers…favors at the dinner table…teacher gifts…treats for sports team-mates….a million ways to enjoy these festive candy bars! Click on the images below to to straight to the Etsy store selling each item.

Merry Vintage Christmas, y’all!  xoxo

PC: CathyWraps

PC: CrosscutSewingGifts

PC: DownstairsDesigns

PC: LavenderPeach

All Girls Can Be Brave Girls with Alli

All Girls Can Be Brave Girls with Alli

I believe one of my responsibilities as a parent, is to present, in any way I possibly can, what I consider to be Life Truths.  One Truth, is that girls can be anything they want to be.  Grace, Kindness, Bravery, Faith, Love….those are the qualities that matter and endure!  And if you agree, then you are going to LOVE meeting the creative force behind The Art and Soul Shop, Alli Rogosich!

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5 Things to Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time

5 Things to Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time

New York is always a good idea!  But, it’s an even better idea during the Holidays!  I have visited NYC in every season, every temperature, and every scenario, and I learn something new every single time that makes the next trip so much better!  Today, I’m sharing with Y’all 10 Things You Should Know Before Visiting NYC for the First Time.

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5 Ways to be a Tourist in Your Home Town

5 Ways to be a Tourist in Your Home Town

Let’s face it.  There’s never enough time for vacations.  A week here, a week there…maybe a long weekend sprinkled throughout.  But, it’s for sure, all of us could use a few more vacations!  But how?  Today, I’m offering 5 Ways to be Tourist in Your Home Town.  A Vacation right in your own back yard!

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Christmas Cheer in NYC…with Kids!

Christmas Cheer in NYC…with Kids!

Yes, I know it’s only the beginning of November….but I can HARDLY wait to get my Jingle on!!!!  This post is for a very specific audience!  If you are planning to take children or grandchildren to NYC during the holidays, I have the PERFECT Guide in my shop that will make your planning simple, and your entire family will enjoy every single minute of Christmas Cheer in NYC with Kids!

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Hey ya’ll! Hi, I’m Mary Meier-Evans, a Dallasite, travel addict, lifestyle blogger, closet novelist, and nonprofit consultant who lets my curiosity chart my path. I’m also a wife and mom of four amazing people, and I gratefully embrace the twists and turns of life, because really….LIFE is an amazing gift!

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