A Very Kitschy Christmas

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As christmas has been drawing near, I have become more and more interested in vintage Christmas kitsch. Some may call it chintzy and tacky, but I call it cute and charming!

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I am quite fond of vintage ornaments, mostly from the ’40s through ’60s. I bought the vintage Jewel Brite ornaments that you see above, and have plans to do a little something different with it than hang them on a tree. We have three cats, and anyone who has cats knows that they will attack any and every dangly bauble that hangs from its branches.

Here’s a couple ideas:

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I love these ideas – untraditional but unique and fun. And who doesn’t love that?

Speaking of things I love, I am absolutely enamoured with vintage aluminum Christmas trees! I tried to bid on a few on eBay, but even the 2′ ones seem to be going for ridiculous sums! I may have to wait it out for after Christmas and save it for next year.

Check out some of these fabulous trees!

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The one thing I happen to love about Christmastime is that all of the vintage Christmas movies, music, and décor come out to show. I am waiting for the right time to watch my copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and to catch “White Christmas” on TCM. It’s the one time of year where I feel I can actually watch these movies without seeming crazy!

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What vintage things do you enjoy most around the holidays?

5 comments on “A Very Kitschy Christmas

  1. Janey says:

    Oh! I love all off these images!

    I too am completely in love with aluminum trees, and between myself and my dad, we own 18. Yeah, I know, we have a problem. Or I do, as he often says, because he will say “Do you know how many trees you have?” every Christmas when it comes time to get stuff out of the attic. I got four up in our apartment right now, all of varying heights.

    Aluminum trees are right there with my favorite thing about the holidays. I also adore kitschy ceramics, and the dolled up 50s versions of angels. Those are my favorite ceramics that I own.

    xoxo
    -Janeu

  2. Hey Viv Inc says:

    There is no denying the magic of Christmas. I look forward to Charlie Brown. Thanks for sharing your vintage pictures! 🙂

  3. It gets the “cute and charming” vote from me anytime! I love the fun, lighthearted, cheerfulness of vintage kitsch. It’s a welcome breather from the more tight laced, stressful side of the holiday season and can’t help but make you smile every time you walk into a room that includes a hit of mid-century Christmas kitsch.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Catherine Pauly says:

    Where did you find the jewel Brite ornaments that are shown that are not in the box? The rounder ones? My siblings and I used to have some like that and I would love to find them again.

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