Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vintage Mid-Century 1950's Christmas Decorations!



I don't know why, but on a whim I typed in "vintage christmas" in an eBay search.

Oh my gosh!!! That's where all the deals are!!



I mean, page after page of darling, adorable kitsch vintage Christmas stuff, a lot of it for under $10!



But, but but!!!

But 2/3rds of my holiday closet is filled with vintage Christmas things I picked up at Thrift stores over the years...



So I must, MUST stay away from eBay!! lol...



But gee, it's awful fun to "window shop" and see all the things I remember when I was a kid!



So if you are thinking about adding to your vintage Christmas collection, check it out!



Happy Sunday! I'm thinking of pulling my boxes of Christmas decorations and cheer out early this year. Anyone else?
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20 comments:

  1. Howdy
    Thank you !!!!!!!!!
    I have had such a bad case of the blues lately but this really cheered me right up and reminded me of an old holiday tune that I use to sing when I felt this way .
    "Yes We NEED A LITLE CHRISTMAS "
    I think Andy Williams use to sing it .
    Well it's time to go window shopping for some Atomic Christmas Treasures :)
    Again thank you for sharing this fabulous post !
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  2. Oh my word, I love love love the wrapping paper. :)

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  3. Oh I'm now realising I'd better get a tree! But I don't know if VB is old enough to leave the decorations on it yet....

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  4. oh, I love that deer too much!

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  5. Man, I never buy that stuff because I'd be afraid to open the boxes!!!

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  6. I don't have any mid century Christmas stuff :o( But I do love Christmas decorations so yes I'll be getting mine out early too I think!

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  7. I really adore vintage Christmas. I have added a lot of items to my collection this last year from estate sales. I can't wait to pull them out soon.

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  8. I remember those melty plastic Christmas decorations (you're first picture). I don't remember if it was my Grammy D who had them or someone else. I just remember always wanting to touch them and have some for myself. I do like that Christmas card display; but not too many people send out Christmas Cards anymore...oh well.

    This is cool. It certainly takes me back to my Grammy D's white tree with only red and silver decorations and midi music that the attached lights would flicker to the beat. Used to give my dad such a headache! When Gram wasn't looking he'd turn the connection between the music and the flickering lights off. She'd then get upset and say, "Who turned off my music and the flickering lights?!" The youngest of my cousins would tattle and my Gram would get on to my dad - it was all with smiles and everybody laughed. I can't tell you how many times he'd turn it off and she'd get on to him and turn it back on before it was just left off.

    I loved Christmases up north with my family. They're all so nuts. But I think part of it was just being with my grandparents. They really brought us together.

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  9. I am looking for a glass Raggedy Ann and Andy tree topper. It was my daughter's favorite Christmas decoration and I broke it many years ago. However, she reminds me of it every Christmas. I would love to find one and give it to her for Christmas. Anyone know of a place to get one?
    Sorry Mommy

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  10. This post is inspiring me to do dangerous things like browse eBay and Etsy! I love vintage Christmas but don't have any room for it at the moment, such a bummer

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  11. I do love getting ready for the Christmas season! My wife has a rule that we are not allowed to start decoration until the first week of December. I'm good with this, even though Utah winters can be brutal and putting up lights outside when the wind is blowing snow all around is not a good time. My favorite decoration is one I make with my daughters every year---we build a big gingerbread house from scratch and spend an entire day decorating it. I always get frustrated rolling out the dough and putting it together hoping it doesn't crack butI love the smell of it all through the season as it sits in the middle of a snow scene and lighted gumdrop trees and acrylic ice cubes!

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  12. So cool! :)

    We put up our Christmas tree this past weekend. We weren't able to decorate last year because we were moving so it's soooo great to see our tree and our decorations! :D

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  13. Hi anon, try searching eBay. They have by far the biggest selection!


    Gee, I want to thank you all for your charming memories! Your memories, new and old! fill me with joy.

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  14. Sorry mommy, try googling it?

    Miss A... :) Thank you for the smiles. I mean it, thank you...

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  15. I remember that red flocked reindeer from my childhood! lol And of course, the real tinsel.

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  16. Awwwww...I remember all of those decorations from my childhood. Your post made me smile! I still haven't found an aluminum tree that I can afford, so this year I think I'm just going with a tinsel tree from Garden Ridge and some of the orange and chartreuse atomic ornaments from CB2...the perfect colors for my living room.

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  17. That vintage reindeer is oh-so-cute! If it was made out of chocolate, I think there would be none of it left by now!

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  18. LOVE YOUR STUFF I HAVE 2 ALUMINUM TREES AND TONS OF VINTAGE ORNAMENTS. MY BOYS THINK ITS UGLY BUT IT REMINDS ME OF cHRISTMAS WHEN I WAS LITTLE!!!

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  19. As a child in the 80's I resented the fact my family was the only one in the neighborhood to have an aluminum Christmas tree. When I was 13 I got a part time job. The first purchase I made was to buy my parents the best green tree I could afford. Thankfully my Mother nicely packed away all of the aluminum tree and its parts and pieces, down to the instructions. As I got older and life changed. I craved the Christmas of my childhood. I have become the familys Christmas historian. Now three generations of family gather at the foot of our huge green tree, but many of us go to the den, where all the artifacts of christmas past glow, with the splendor of those precious memories of Christmas past. And yes to this day my Mom reminds of how badily I wanted that tree gone, that now has such a place of honor in our family.

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