Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Past

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Vintage Christmas or Retro Christmas…I can never decide which makes me happier…

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I guess I’ll just take both of them—equally!  There’s something so elegant and magical about the beautiful Victorian style at Christmas time…

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…and something so wonderfully kitschy, nostalgic & childlike about Christmas retro-style…

DSC01755_edited-1 {fabulously retro bits from Vintage Street Market: old dresden Santa, vintage Christmas seal, old buttons in Christmasy colors, a bingo card & a wonderful, old red plastic “Merry Christmas” hanger}

A couple of projects made this week for the season: a little card all ready to give and an ornament to keep for our tree…

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All bits used for both come from the wonderful Vintage Street Market—chock-full of authentic vintage elements to make any of your projects just right…

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For instance, for the Santa ornament, Santa is an original piece of Victorian scrap—was so hard to glue him in place!  But I love the results…old golden tinsel, vintage Christmas sheet music, and a bit of vintage dresden that I love so much-- “Merry Christmas”, it says…

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Wishing you all a wonderfully festive start to the Christmas season!

Julie