Sunday, November 23, 2014

Be Inspired: 1960's Christmastime


When the holidays begin rolling around I always think on how I can make my holiday a little bit more  old-fashioned. Looking at photos from Christmas's past is what inspires me to bring a little of the past into my own holiday celebration and into the lives of my family.

I have fond memories of my Christmas's from my childhood. We had ornaments from the 1960's-1970's hanging on our tree, which was real. The smell of pine was sweet in our living room and we also had this amazingly annoying but sort of neat attachment that was in the shape of a ball that would tweet. I miss that annoying tweeting. It reminds me of the Christmas's I had in the apartment where my mother lived. It warms my heart like hot chocolate warms the tummy,

Having three small children can pose a challenge in attempting to bring a little more vintage into the holidays only because you really don't want your four or five year old to break something accidentally. For now, I am slowly incorporating things that I know they can handle. We started a tradition of having hot chocolate in some 1950's Santa mugs. We make cookies for Santa the night before with vintage cookie cutters. I have Christmas classics from the 1940's and 1950's blasting through the air as we begin the holidays decorations the day after Thanksgiving.

Looking at all the Christmas photos from the 1960's makes me feel inspired and eager to begin to celebrate the season.

1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas
1960s Christmas

Elves on shelves, decorating the Christmas tree, and family portraits, just some of the fun to be had during the Christmas season.

What decade inspires you during Christmastime? In what ways have you implemented vintage into your holidays?

6 comments:

  1. Yes, yes!
    That Christmas tree - we had one of those. Back in the day, we could not find any with more branches, and no matter how much effort you put into it, the darn tree always looked to.. naked. :)
    Oh, happy memories!

    Marija

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    1. Hahah yeah! Awww that poor little Christmas tree. It sure brings back a lot of good memories doesn't it? xox

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  2. I love a homemade kind of Christmas, so the 30s-40s are some of my favorite decades for inspiration. And anything that looks "Little Women"-ish! We always watched that when I was a kid, and I still love it!

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    1. Oh I love that Emileigh! I cannot wait to see what you put together for your holidays!! xox

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  3. Such a charmingly lovely and super festive post. Vintage definitely plays into my holiday celebrations, too, with the Victorian era, 1940s and 50s being the time periods that I tend to gravitate towards most of all on this front.

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. So lovely. A silver tree is my favorite I adore a 60s Christmas
    Retro Rover

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