Christmas Bazaar – Trees, Signs and Sleds


In September I had the opportunity to visit Chartreuse and Company’s  Fall Market Days.   The place was loaded with furniture and crafts  with a farmhouse, sometime shabby chic style.  In early November they started their holiday bash and I had to return.  Just consider it blog research.

If you are near Frederick, Md,  keep in mind that the  barns are usually open just once a month, but they will be open for two more weekends before the end of the year. November 17-19:  Holiday Open Barn

December 1-3:  December Open Barn – Last opening of the Year!

So just in case you can’t make it, I took lots of pictures.  You may notice a theme…wooden trees, signs and sleds.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

In the past I’ve decorated with my Grandma’s old sled,  it’s now a shelf,  but vintage sleds are perfect for holiday decoration…

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

…or the centerpiece of your Christmas buffet.  There really is a sled under there.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Normally I wouldn’t put a sled or a wagon on my dining table, but wouldn’t they make fun centerpieces for a holiday buffet?

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Plumbing pipes, reclaimed wood and a wire basket  combine to make a great upcycled light.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Another upcycled light.  This time with an old bike rim.  That would be such a fun gift for the bicycle enthusiast.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Bed springs and a cabinet door wine holder.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Wood Christmas trees were big at the market. Love this little tree made from dowels and reclaimed wood.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Another similar tree, this time with white painted molding.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

One more  reclaimed wood Christmas tree.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

More trees!  Time to start decorating the outside of your house.

Before you decide on which Christmas tree you’d like to make,  you may want to consider my own pallet wood Christmas tree.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Simple Joy sign using a natural wood knot as the ‘O’.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Don’t have a fireplace mantel?  Think about mounting your stockings on an old barn door, or maybe it’s just whitewashed reclaimed wood.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Is this a piece of metal fencing or part of an iron bed?  Whatever it is, I’m seeing Christmas card holder.  Or maybe stocking holder?  This would also be really cute as a memo board for the rest of the year.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

How are  your sewing skills?  Maybe iron on letters?

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

I see domes like this in thrift stores all the time.  Pair it with a chunk of wood, moss and an ornament.  

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

With all my shutter projects, maybe I overlooked a really easy project.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

More decorating with sleds and more ideas for decorating your front porch.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

I remember having one of these saucers.  More ice skates turn the saucer into winter decor.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Love this little bench.  The perfect amount of lettering and padding.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Lace and pearl Christmas trees.  I feel a DIY project coming on.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

This booth had several vintage style holiday signs.  All were painted on wood planks.  Long hinges make this sign perfect.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Plaid flannel pillows and a Farm Fresh Christmas Tree sign.  This sign looks like it’s painted on a reclaimed cabinet door.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

If you don’t want to paint on wood you could convert your super cool vintage mirror into a seasonal chalk board. You can find some great chalkboard fonts and how to transfer lettering here.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Barn wood and wood letters combine to make this  Seeds sign.  Buy precut letters at the craft store or cut your own.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Have a hutch to decorate for the holidays.  How about a  grouping of juniper wreaths?

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Or a single boxwood wreath on the outside of this cabinet.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

You know how I love to work with barrel rings.  You may remember the Wall Clock,   or the Barrel Hoop Mirror and my latest  Lazy Susan  but if you have an extra 5 (?) rings you might want to consider making this barrel ring yard art.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

I love this tablescape.  It looks rather plain, but it’s filled with cake pedestals, domes and candlesticks.  It would make a perfect multi-layered buffet.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

It looks like you don’t have to have a sled for your outdoor decor.  How about a wooden ladder with a pine garland?

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

This booth gives you three ideas  for a Farmhouse stencil.  Love the toolbox tote with candy canes and pinecones …it would make a great centerpiece as well.

Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

After a day of shopping and taking pictures, these old mill sifters were the only things I purchased.  I do have an idea for them but you’ll just have to wait and see.

I hope I gave you lots of inspiration for your Christmas decorating or your next party.  Make sure you pin any ideas you might want to try.

Have a great week. 

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