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A very vintage holiday

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

The holidays are a nostalgic time, so vintage touches fit right in with the spirit of the season. Some of my favorite tree trimmings are beaded bell ornaments made by my grandmother, and mod foil balls I picked out from a dime store when I was a kid. Nearly everyone in my dad’s family has a light-up ceramic tree like the one shown here. Starting in the late 50s, you could buy molds for them, and they were a popular craft item.

Even the littlest member of the family will be in on the vintage theme this year. My 5-month-old son will be wearing the 1970s toy soldier romper shown above. I found it at a thrift store earlier this year, before he was born. It’s cold in Wisconsin, but don’t worry. He’ll be wearing a long-sleeved onesie underneath it, with knee socks, some warm booties, and a hand-knit white sweater that he got as a baby gift.

Do you have a favorite holiday heirloom or vintage item that you cherish year after year?


2 Responses to “A very vintage holiday”

  1. barbara
    December 20th, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Wow Susan, that ceramic tree took me back! My mother in law made those for all of us one year.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with the new baby!

  2. Desiree
    March 12th, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

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