Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Vintage Christmas

Remember the thrill of past Christmases?  The house full of friends and family, the kitchen table packed full with food and snacks, the dozens of Christmas cookies from the many days of mom's baking, the silver tinsel tree shining brightly in the living room as it changes into the four colors from the spinning color wheel.  Hanging on the tree are the sweet candy cherries that are wired to the tree.  The sound of laughter and the cracking of nuts from the cast iron dog nutcracker can be heard coming from the tons of people squeezed into the kitchen around the table where all the good conversation and mountains of delicious, mouthwatering dishes create a delightful invitation to stay a spell.  

Although I do not have a silver tinsel retro tree, I thought it would fun to reproduce the "feel" of those vintage days.  Therefore, I choose to use burlap, dried hydrangeas, apples, peppermint candy canes  and red and white gingham to match the vintage Christmas tablesetting I created in honor of the "good old days."  (Please see the picture of the vintage Christmas tablesetting  under the "Tablescapes" category.)

The tree came pre-wired with white light.  So, throughout the house, I also added garland wired with colored Christmas lights.  There is something nostalgic about the multi-colored lights.  It really added to the feel of the years gone by.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Merry Christmas and many, many blessings to you and your family.


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