December 09, 2010

Vintage Christmas Decorating Ideas

I'm back with another Christmas decor scheme today (check out my white Christmas decor ideas if you missed them last week).  Today, I'm taking a blast to the past to feature vintage inspired Christmas decor ideas.  I love the fun look and festive colors of retro holiday decor from the 40s, 50s, and 60s .  Here are some ways you can achieve a vintage Christmas decor look.

White and aluminum, or even pastel pink, artificial Christmas trees are the epitome of vintage holiday decor.  Of course if a traditional green Christmas tree is more up your alley, you can still achieve a vintage look by dressing it with silver tinsel and garland and by adding vintage inspired ornaments and lights (like these or these).

Aside from your tree, a retro Christmas look can be achieved with a fun wreath like one made from vintage ornaments or a mod glass ball wreath.  A glittery mantle display with fake snow and vintage little elves is another beautiful, but fun retro look.

Christmas decor from  the 50s and 60s used a lot of sparkle and tinsel which is easy to recreate and add to your existing decor with small touches like this pretty tinsel mini tree.  And for a 40s look, I think a leg lamp is essential to your decor!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking my super easy tinsel tree!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Loving all your ideas too, by the way!

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Thanks Cheryl! I just love your tinsel tree! It's so pretty and fun, you did a great job with it!

Nita Stacy said...

Thanks for including my Xmas Mantel in this post. I see I am in good company!