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vintage christmas

I lived with my grandparents growing up and our house was a bit of a time capsule, so it’s no surprise that I love vintage Christmas decorations, music and movies.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s album White Christmas is still one of my favorites.  If I hear the song “Baby what you goin’ to be”, I’m instantly teary-eyed and missing my grandparents so much it hurts.

Somehow we always had the branchiest, most retro-shaped Christmas trees too.  Take a gander at one of ours from the 1980’s.  That’s right, we were still rocking the tinsel which had to be carefully removed each year and saved in an old shoe box.


Here are the things that make my vintage Christmas heart all happy.

Putz houses


Pink christmas trees

luellaluella and june

pinktobi fairley


Winter paint by number scenes



Faux snow globes


snowunder the sycamore

Bottlebrush Trees

hulahula seventy


tinselvintage whites market

On Christmas Eve you can find us in front of the fire, wrapping presents and watching It’s a Wonderful Life.  This year I’m hoping to stay awake long enough to see the ending.  What?  I’m old.

Are you guys vintage Christmas fans?  If not, what’s your holiday decorating style?



Slightly spooky and New England-y Halloween decor

Since our house is on the market, I didn’t want to go crazy with Halloween or fall decorations this year.  But September – December is our favorite time of year around here and obviously the kids love Halloween, so we pulled the decorations bin out of the attic. I moved some of this stuff around just for the photos because the kids have their own ideas about how this stuff should be arranged.  I’m teaching brainwashing them well.

We don’t have a fireplace so the shelf above the radiator in our dining room serves as a mantel.


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