Readers submitted 375 photos of their vintage Christmas decorations via last weekend’s uploader. There was so much deliciousness! It was a crazy difficult task, but I set out to choose
10 12 photos to spotlight TGIF today. AND, I put the uploader is ON again (now closed), so there are 200+ more photos to ogle. My own personal favorite photo from last weekend’s uploader, above: Bethany was able to literally capture the sparkle of an aluminum Christmas tree in the sun — yowza, nicely done — saying:
New (old) aluminum tree from ebay casting hundreds of light rays around my front room.
Getting things ready for the yard display!
Garland made from damaged vintage ornament boxes and vintage mercury glass beads. Stacia
For a project like this, using a paper punch (affiliate link) is goign to make your life a whole lot easier.
Above: You know how I love me my pine cone elves. I made a condo for mine. This reader cleverly put theirs on a cake stand:
My little elves! L. Gabriel
Merry Christmas! Christy
Merry Christmas back at you, Christy, you certainly brightened mine!
Above: Don’t want to hot-glue-gun your precious vintage ornaments into a wreath? Nathan hangs his from some sort of vertical grid:
Vintage Shiny Brites suspended overhead. Tavern Gurley candles in background. Nathan Anderson
Above: Try making one of our 11 Putz house patterns. Then, you’ll have the basic how-to to figure out how to make a Putz house based on your own home. Mystery reader did, saying:
Putz House modeled after our home!
Above: Golly I love this vignette. Lucia says:
MCM Storybook Ranch light-up house and candle hugger creations.
Above: Mystery reader has a ginormous snowman and Santa covering two outside windows. They must come from a former retail operation. This makes me so envious. Me. Need.
We didn’t get too many room shots (they are hard to get, don’t you think?) This one: Just lovely. Kristy H. says:
View of our living & dining room festiveness. I made the Joy and Peace felt banners this summer so I would have them ready in time! Kristy H.
Don’g forget to change out the record covers showing in your record cover displays. (See our story, 22 ways to frame your LP covers.) Peter in NJ says:
Since I missed the upload window last year, here’s a bit of my mid-century modern inspired decor from Christmas 2015. First up, a makeshift mantel with some vintage, storebought, and handmade knick knacks. Oh yeah, and some awesome vintage LPs, too!
A second uploader of reader decorations:
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