Vintage-Inspired Pigeon Hole Cubby Christmas Display

December 30, 2021

This vintage-inspired pigeon hole cubby Christmas display is definitely one of my all-time favorite DIY Christmas decor creations.  

vintage-inspired pigeon hole cubby wall hanging

natural wood pigeon hole cubby wall shelf

Okay I mean WOW, right?

pigeon hole cubbies with metal frame label holders

I think it looks like a vintage motel key sorter cubby, the kind you see in hotels in old movies. 

pigeon hole cubby wall hanging sitting on white mantel

I bought it at a local estate/vintage sale. While I believe it's a reproduction, I'm still in  love with it. 
metal label holders on cubbies

I had recently seen a similar one on IG decorated for Christmas so I knew right away that I had to have one for myself. Then I went to town decorating it for Christmas. 

I made an Instagram reel of it so I'll start with that so you can see it in its full Christmas glory:

vintage Christmas village wooden pigeon hole cubby wall shelf

It's like my own little Christmas village. 

vintage-inspired ceramic lighted Christmas tree

I've collected all the ornaments and miniatures over the years. Some are vintage and some are just made to look vintage.

metal houses pink white bottle brush trees

white Putz house snow covered roof white bottle brush tree

white Putz house white trees metal house

All it takes is a few cute Christmas tchotchkes, whether vintage or new it doesn't matter. Just as long they're things you love and that make you smile. 

I filled my pigeon hole cubby with mostly "houses" of all sorts. But you can also spy a deer, some bottle brush trees, churches and Christmas trees. The best part is that many of them light up, and when they're all turned on it is truly a sight for my vintage loving eyes to behold. Granted, it takes a bunch of specialty batteries to keep these babies lit, but for the sake of Christmas cheer? Priceless. 

Ironically, when my husband saw it, his first words were: Beer Advent Calendar! And I was like um, No. But maybe next year? I think this baby will make an AWESOME Advent calendar, no matter what I put inside those cute little cubbies. I mean, there are 24 cubbies! Perfect.

I can tell you right now that this pigeon hole cubby will be used throughout the year, but already it's become a Christmas classic in this house!

Well, that's it for today, friends! 

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my

Vintage-Inspired Pigeon Hole Cubby

Christmas Display 

 and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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Artsy VaVa said...

I love this so much! And, it'll be fun for changing up each season.

My thrift store addiction said...

Kathleen, I adore your cubby sorter! I admired how you styled it for Christmas when I saw it on IG and I can see endless possibilities--great find!

Junkchiccottage said...

How sweet is this?! You will have lots of fun decorating those cubbies for the different seasons. Have a great day today. xoxo

The Vintage Chateau said...

So adorable! What a clever way to create a Christmas village. Now I'm going to add pigeon hole cubby to my search list!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! Do I ever LOVE this!!! I will be on the lookout for something similar now!! and I adore ALL the houses and trees that you used!! Genius!! Now I am thinking of doing this with a tea cup rack that I have in my Sitting room...take the tea cups out and replace with some of my vintage putz houses and tress!!! THANKS so much for the inspiration!!! Pinned and shared on FB and marked down as an idea for next year in my Christmas planner!!! Happy New Year!!!!

Vintage Style Gal said...

Oh the possibilities with this piece! I can see you decorating for all of the seasons, plus all of the storage you will be able to use it for! How exciting. I have been searching for something like this, maybe I need to try my hand at making my own.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Love this, Kathleen!

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