retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-13Readers 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.

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-2Above: Woah, ya gotta have a big living room to prep this one Merry Christmas sign. Lynne and Bob say:

Getting things ready for the yard display!

retro-christmas-garland-2retro-christmas-garlandAbove: Lots of folks marveled at the garland that Stacia made — what a creative idea! She explained:

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.

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-3Above: 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

retro-vintage-christmas-decorationsAbove: Christy gets props for transforming her living room into a vintage Christmas wonderland. This is just one photo. She says:

Merry Christmas! Christy

Merry Christmas back at you, Christy, you certainly brightened mine!

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-12Above: 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

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-4Above: Try making one of our 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.

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-5Above: Gotta lotta one type of thing? Stacy N. show us how to make the most of displaying them: “Mass” them (rather than scattering all around) for best effect. Nicely done, StacyN!

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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.

retro-vintage-christmas-decorations-9Don’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!

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