Sunday, November 24, 2013

Handmade Christmas Decorations and a (very small) Blogging Break!

Hi Dolls!!!

I know that I've been slacking a bit in the blogging department and I apologize. It's just that my life has been filled with so many other things rather than vintage so I've been a little distracted.

First off I wanted to let you guys know that I am taking a little blog break. Just for the holidays. I'm so preoccupied with holiday prep that I can hardly think of anything else. This time of year really takes up a lot of my time between decorating, baking and trying to get holiday-y events with Honey in. Not to mention I am back dancing more (actual dancing, not just teaching) and need to focus of getting myself back into shape. Which is no small feet for a gal who loves to bake.

I'm going to take this next month and make it all about Honey and me. I love to make the holidays a special time for us.

That being said, I will probably do a few Christmas posts from time to time during the next month. Maybe one to show you our tree and decorations, which I still fully intend to be a nod at a 1940s Christmas tree. New ornaments are coming in as every few days. (Sidenote: All you US gals. Target has SUPER cute retro looking ornaments this year. They resemble Shiny Brites! RUN and get them before they are all sold out!)

During my Christmas break I'll be working on the "new" blog. Which won't really be new.. just a new look and a new flow to my wardrobe. If we are Facebook pals or if you follow me on Instagram you already know that I have changed my hair color!!!! I LOVE it! It's not at all vintage but I'm still going to do vintage styling on it. Pincurls and all. I can't wait to unveil it officially on the blog on January 1st!!!

Also be on the lookout for a new Twitter and Facbook profile!!! Overhauling EVERYTHING!

Now, on to the next part of this post!

Handmade Christmas decorations from 1945!!! I had a few people ask for suggestions for homemade decorations and ran across this in my 1945 December issue of Woman's Day! These are especially great for those of you who are mommies!

Now, I admittedly STINK at anything craftsy if it doesn't involve cakes or cookies or frosting, but I'm going to try some of these. Let me know if you try any of them out!


Also, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of my fellow American gals!! Make this the happiest holiday ever and truly count your blessings. If you are reading this now and are able to splurge on vintage clothing and things you love, you already have something to be thankful for. You already have more than MANY people in our country and world. Remember that on Thursday.

Happy Holidays Dolls!!!!! I'll see you in a month (and sporadically throughout)


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  1. That's really lovely, honey! It's awesome to put the holidays and spending time with your honey at the forefront of your priorities. It can be all too easy to get burned out at this time of the year if you try to blog around the clock and go all out on the festive front.

    I wish you a thoroughly joyful Christmas season and look forward to all the cool posts and plans you have in store for the new year!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. I love homemade ornaments. I remember who weekends making different types of ornaments with my grandma when I was little. She was so crafty, she would have loved this post.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Hellcat Vintage

  3. These are all great!! Can’t wait to start crafting some of these :) Thanks for sharing!. I would like to share few more pictures from another source.

  4. Love these! OMG Xmas Lanterns, I made them when I was a kid!

  5. Love these ideas! I'm going to have my very first Christmas tree as a grown up, meaning I'm starting from scratch with my ornaments. I think a daisy chain might be really nice.

  6. your articles are always wonderful, whenever i had to get some ideas, i visit this website of yours, and as far as handmade christmas decorations are concerned, this post is just perfect.

  7. Very interesting post you have. The ideas are awesome and your so creative person. Good job my dear .!
    Thanks for the inspiration :)


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