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Milk & Cookies

An iconic Christmas treat styled with a vintage touch for our classic family Christmas design. My little version of milk & cookies laid out with hope and care.

Vintage suitcases and jewelry boxes make the perfect resting place for goodies and hand stamped ribbons stand in as a festive labeling system.

Bright bulbs glimmer off a large mirrored back, announcing the colorful joy of the season we have found ourselves in, while visions of pretty fabric lend a home styled touch to the design.

I sincerely hope you allow yourself to enjoy a few extra treats this season as well- like milk and cookies and pretty vintage things.

Photography by Carly Taylor

PS. Want to see more of my holiday home? Flickr holds the entire vintage Christmas set! You can also click to see the dusty mantel, moose, and chalk board Christmas tree.



  • Camille @ STYLE NOTES
    December 8, 2010 at 7:36 am

    The hand-stamped ribbon is genius…I may adopt it for a holiday dessert buffet I’m designing tomorrow! XO

  • Katie
    December 8, 2010 at 7:53 am

    It is stunning!!! The cookies are so pretty! I don’t know if I could eat them!!

  • Mia
    December 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I love the vintage colored lights and in my opinion, ribbons make everything prettier! I have been admiring your inspiring blog from afar so thank you for your comment!

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  • Lena
    December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful way to celebrate all of Santa’s hard work! I absolutely love the milk in a wine decanter!

  • Radish
    December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I love to come to this site. Carla, those are beautiful photos.

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode
    December 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  • Lindsay Jewell
    December 9, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I love those hand stamped ribbons! And yes, I’ll be indulging on a few cookies myself. :)

  • Allison
    December 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    These are adorable.. and so heartwarming! I feel even better about allowing myself some treats now :)

  • Stephie
    December 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Just gorgeous. I might have to steal this one for my place! Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to see the rest of the birthday party, Stephie x

  • [email protected]
    December 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Adore your lovely blog – found you through Design Box via BYW :)

    I have the same ‘&’ in my kitchen ;). See it here-


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    December 15, 2010 at 6:17 am

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  • Lamb
    December 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I love your milk & cookies display! Very cute idea :)

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