AVN Book Club: Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas

by - December 17, 2013

A Vintage Nerd
If you are a big fan of the season of Christmas or just love to decorate or looking for vintage Christmas inspiration and ideas-this book is a MUST to have!

Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920's-1960s by Susan Waggoner is a gem of a book. Just when you thought you wouldn't be able to have a 1920's themed Christmas or a 1960's themed Christmas, Waggoner comes out with this jammed packed book! It is filled with detailed directions on how to make a Christmas according to a specific decade, how to make garlands, wreaths, and ornaments. It is all in this book!

Some of the positives about this book are:

  1. The author explains how to use the book
  2. The author also encourages the reader to be creative and use these ideas for inspiration
  3. The author divides the decades into chapters and includes plenty of visuals
  4. There are brief explanations on why certain decorations were used during that specific decade
  5. Recipes are included which all sound yummy
  6. There are pages and pages of images that one can scan and use in a section called Art Portfolio
  7. Really nice introductions to each decade 
  8. Loads and I mean, loads of ideas-truly the author outdoes herself!
Here are some pages from inside the book to give you a glimpse of how fantastic it really is:

1920's Christmas
WWII Christmas
1940's Christmas
1960's Christmas
Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas
As you can see it is visually pleasing and teeming with inspirational ideas for making your Vintage Christmas an unforgettable one!

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7 comments

  1. what a darling book! That is going right on my amazon wish list

    retro rover

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    1. You will not be disappointed hun! xox

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  2. I know what I want for Christmas now... :)

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  3. I have to second Inky here, this book is getting bumped up on my reading wishlist big time. I've been eyeing ever since it came out in 2011, but haven't been able to add a copy to my library yet. Perhaps this will be the year Santa brings one my way. :)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh I'm excited for you Jess-you will LOVE it! Fingers and toes crossed that Santa bring it your way!!! xox

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  4. great book. i will buy it for the next christmas and make a vintage christmas day :)

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