Have Yourself A Very Merry Kitschmas
By Elizabeth C.
IF, WHEN YOU'RE DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, YOU MEAN SNOW, WE'LL TAKE IT.
But Christmas trees adorned with white lights? Mantels with white candles? Blah humbug!
In my house, Christmas kitsch is a requirement. There's no more fun way to deck the halls than with whimsical (cheesy?) vintage decorations.
Here's some vintage or vintage-inspired finds from around the web.
Raining Rita on Flick's brought Parson Brown's betrotheds to life in this winter diorama. We presume that's Frosty's presiding over the ceremonies or perhaps just congratulating the happy couple.
Here we have three jolly characters to hang on our tree. The two bearded elves were handmade by Llulu on Flickr; the pipe-smoking snowman is a 1971 ornament made in Japan and is from the collection of aka creativity on Flickr. Remember when 'Made In Hong Kong' indicated crappy? Not anymore.
This bifold spread from Family Circle 1964 on homemade Christmas decorations is from Charm And Poise's collection on Flickr. Can't you imagine Betty Draper making these with Sally during the holidays? Maybe not.
This Christmas wreath cake by Chocolatebakery on Flickr surely was inspired by the aesthetics of the 60s. Some things like chocolate cake never get old.
No Christmas would be kitch without these happy fellas hanging around. This collection make their home with MADsLucky13 on Flickr.
Button up the hearth with this circa 1950s button wreath