Thanks to everyone who uploaded photos of their retro and vintage Christmas decorations. What a blast! Here are 10 of my favorites, but really, this was an impossible task — there was so much retro inspiration going on. Above, Kristopher’s vintage cardboard fireplace attracted a lot of comments. Gosh, I forgot I needed one of these. Kristopher G. writes:
My nephew, posed with the 1959 Evergleam tree and cardboard fireplace.
I have to share my stocking that my mom made for me in 1957. It lost a few sequins over the years, but otherwise in good shape.
Santa Placemats my mother made when I was a kid.
I am in love with pixie elves. I think these are my favorite. I neeeeed more! Loren ((aka Husband bungalowranch.blogspot.com) writes:
This picture just mysteriously appeared on our camera. The pixies are very into taking pictures of themselves. Merry Christmas!
Drummer Boy ornament, from 1969, looks like he’s missing a little pearl drumstick end! Also a Christmas gift from my parents.
More under the heading of “things I forgot or didn’t even know I needed: I really like the Colonial Williamsburg watercolors – further proof that “retro” is not just mid century modern, it’s early American, too. No name submitted writes:
Candleholders/candy dish – Col. Williamsburg drawings
Katie gets props for making (I think?) a vintage shiny brite wreath using the tips that Georgia Peachez shared with us recently. Well done, Katie, who writes:
My wreath made from old Shiny Brites!
Lots of silliness going on. In a good way. Chris writes:
My vintage 1977 Mego “Cher Makeup Center” styling bust all decked out for the holidays!
Elvis sleeps in the glow of the aluminum Christmas Tree. — Elvis (aka) Jane
Ladder tree – we are moving TOMORROW – no sense unpacking decos – Ladder Tree to the rescue!
Congrats on the new (old?) house, Meredith. And thanks again to everyone who participated!