spinning-aluminum-christmas-tree[Uploader is now closed.] In December 2015, readers showed us their wreaths, putz houses, crafty projects, trees, yards, ornaments, and vintage holiday finds — a free-for-all Kitschmas fun! Above: A time lapse spinning aluminum Christmas tree from reader nikstod. [Follow us on Instagram, too!}

Haven’t decorated yet? Get some inspiration from our uploaders of Christmas Past:


  1. Carolyn says:

    Oh, oh, oh…whoever found the Santa Sleigh directions at the hoarder’s house – can we think of some way to reproduce the pages or source them? We currently have 2 panels of elves that need a little TLC and I remember my Dad taking up pretty much the entire downstairs making the Nativity scene including Wise Men and camels.
    Oh, to do something like this again! We’ve got a year! Whaddya say, whaddya say? Who’s with me?!

  2. Myra Horn says:

    Love all of these but especially the gumdrop tree! We have one and I forgot to put it out! Thanks all for sharing your delightful treasures! Hope my two pics display soon! Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks Retro Renovation for feeding our fantasies!

  3. cc says:

    everyone of these brought a smile to my heart it makes me feel so not crazy with my obsession I know that that there are others out there as well, every home and every detail to this wonderful era can be seen thank you what a treat..

    No I don’t believe this is a duplicate, apparently I can not post

  4. Rickie says:

    I LOVE the Holt Howard collection. Everything here is wonderful. I scored a vintage Christmas cardboard fireplace with an orange light behind the flames. It’s fabulous!

  5. Lynn says:

    Scott, is your Fountain Square picture the Fountain Square in Indianapolis? I live in Indianapolis too! Jif so, are you a part of Ron Gabbard’s Memories of Indianapolis Facebook page?

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