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Vintage Thermos Christmas Vignette

Ideas for using vintage Thermoses as Christmas decor
wooden crate with vintage plaid thermoses and bottle brush trees

Vintage Thermos Christmas Vignette

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Red, plaid, and vintage sounds like the perfect Christmas decoration to me. I've been collecting vintage thermoses for a few years and am using them mixed in with my Christmas decor this year. 

Today's little vignette is all part of a Pinterest Challenge organized by my friend Cindy at County Road 407. She finds an inspiration photo on pinterest and several home bloggers recreate it with our own spin. If you're coming over from Decor to Adore, welcome! Laura always has the prettiest ideas! If you're new here, you can go here to learn a little more about me and this blog → Start Here.


This month's inspiration comes from The Grace House Interiors and the challenge is to create a Christmas crate or basket to use in our Christmas decor. Isn't this gorgeous?


The inspiration photo has several elements I wanted to emulate. Here are the main elements:
  • wood crate
  • greenery
  • grouping of various heights of items
  • red and green

Wood Crate


vintage red plaid thermoses and bottle brush trees in a wooden crate

The crate in the inspiration photo is a graywashed one from Magnolia Home. Although mine isn't graywashed, it's the same shape and size as the one in the inspiration photo. 

I found a couple of these crates at TJMaxx a few months ago and got them to help organize various items around the house. They're very handy. Tj maxx doesn't have them anymore, but I found a similar one for a good price here if you're interested → wooden crate

Trees and Greenery


bottle brush trees and vintage red plaid thermoses in a wooden crate

I have a small collection of bottle brush trees in different sizes so I added them to the crate and the area next to it. And I filled in some of the empty space with a few sprigs of faux baby eucalyptus

To see 12 different ways I've used trees around our house, visit this post → 12 Ways to Decorate with Christmas Trees

Varying Heights



plaid blanket with wooden crate full of vintage red plaid thermoses and bottle brush trees

My vintage red plaid thermoses are all different heights, so it was easy enough to recreate that part of the inspiration photo. The goal of this fun challenge isn't to copy, but to recreate the idea in our own way. I like trying to use what I have and the thermoses fit the bill perfectly, in my humble opinion. 

white enamel mugs with snow gear designs

Since the whole thing made me think of hot chocolate and being in the snow, I added a couple of fun enamel snow gear mugs from my shop. And I layered everything on a cozy plaid flannel throw blanket, also from my shop. 

wooden crate with vintage red plaid thermoses and bottle brush trees



I'm just getting started putting up my Christmas decor and this was a fun way to kick it off. Stay tuned for much more over the next couple of weeks. To see a snowman wreath I made a couple of weeks ago, visit this post → easy, budget-friendly snowman wreath. If you like using vintage items in your Christmas decor check out this post → 21 ways to use vintage items in your Christmas decor

Be sure to visit everyone participating in the challenge and see their Christmas crates and baskets. There are some great ideas! Next up on the tour is my sweet and talented friend Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea. Head on over and see her fun Christmas crate idea here → Virginia Sweet Pea.

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19 comments

  1. I love your version of this challenge! Using vintage thermoses was a great idea and they look great in your crate accented with that gorgeous plaid throw and you pretty mugs. You carry the best things in your shop! I love what you created and I know that you'll enjoy it every day of this Christmas season.

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  2. Angie,
    I love your collection of thermoses and such a clever way to display them.
    Rachel

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  3. Hi Angie, I love the thermos collection. Those are on my list to find in 2021. I think I have the identical throw! Looks so good and love it on the coffee table. Happy Thanksgiving from Laura in Colorado!

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  4. Angie,
    Your thermos collection is so fun. I really love how you've displayed them together in one spot for the holidays! It's festive and oh, so pretty!

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  5. Those vintage thermoses are amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration... Definitely pinning this one!

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  6. I love this. I love a good plaid thermos! Your display is adorable.

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  7. Angie this vintage grouping has captured my heart! I adore your collection of plaid thermoses.

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  8. Oh my golly, I'm so jealous of your thermos collection! I never find anything super cute like that around here. What a fabulous way to display them too. So fun and great job! Thank you for joining in. You are always an inspiration to me with your decorating talents. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. Your Christmas crate filled with vintage thermoses is a perfect spin on the challenge, Angie. LOVE those enamel mugs. I just may need to get those as a give for someone! Pinned!

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  10. Your plaid thermos collection is just the best and makes a darling display in a crate. This would definitely make me smile every time I walked by! Pinning!

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  11. Good idea and super cute with these thermos, especially filled with some hot cocoa.

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  12. Love your interpretation of our challenge, Angie! Your plaid thermos collection is amazing! I don't own a one:( They are so fun to decorate with for Christmas. I'm just getting started, too...and need to work fast!

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  13. Angie, what a creative depiction of the inspiration photo! You lovely thermos collection made my vintage heart flip-flop! Lovely!
    I had such fun participating this month with you all in the Pinterest Challenge! Looking forward to next time! :-)
    Niky & The House on Silverado

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  14. Angie, what an ingenious way to imitate this Pinterest Challenge. THe vintage thermos are so perfect for a Christmas theme. What a great collection to have. Happy to have you for this challenge. Happy Holidays.

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  15. Those thermoses remind me of ones I had growing up! I love how festive they look grouped together. I didn't realize you have a shop, too, Angie! Those enamel mugs are precious! Happy to be hopping with you again.

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  16. Oh I love your collection of vintage thermoses and those little mugs are just too cute! I am mad for plaid too, so I am loving your plaid throw. Everything looks beautifully styled and festive!

    I am certainly going to check out your shop too.

    So fun hopping with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. Would you please tell me where you purchased the Magnolia crate from?
    Thank you.

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  18. What a clever idea with the thermos, and your vignette just makes me want to have a cup of hot cocoa. Love your plaid thermos collection, so pretty.

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  19. This plaid loving, thermos loving girl adores your box and styling!!!

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