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A Very Vintage Christmas

Author : Bob Richter
ISBN : 1493022148
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 58. 91 MB
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A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, and cards all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on making the most of what they ve got. A common thread runs through the chapters: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, and the interest in their history, value, and preservation."

A Very Vintage Christmas

Author : Bob Richter
ISBN : 9781493022137
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 54. 67 MB
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A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, A Very Vintage Christmas offers a 360-degree look at holiday décor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today’s audience. While each chapter of A Very Vintage Christmas is unique, there is a common thread that runs through them all: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, and the interest in their history, value, and preservation. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on how to make the most of what they’ve got.

Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas

Author : Susan Waggoner
ISBN : 9781613122006
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the 1960s, Waggoner recreates a tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to deck their halls with cellophane wreaths, glittered glass ornament balls, beaded bell garlands, and whimsical, tinsel-bedecked treat cups. Those pressed for time will also find quick crafts for every decade, along with style notes and decorating tips to pull it all together. Nostalgic bonus art throughout provides a host of images to use in greeting cards and photo holders. And to keep spirits merry and energy flowing, Waggoner includes a sampler of easy-to-make candy recipes, from Mackinac Island Fudge to old-fashioned soft caramels. Praise for Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: “If you're looking for nostalgia or a retro style, this is the perfect book to help you plan your Christmas decorations. . . . A well-thought-out themed book for any craft collection.” —Library Journal “Packed with an amazing amount of information and/or tips for having a fab retro holiday of your own.” —The Costco Connection

Vintage Christmas

Author : Marlene Campbell
ISBN : 1771084502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78. 75 MB
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Travel back in time to when Christmas was a simple affair: children were content to receive an apple, an orange, or a piece of barley candy in their stockings; clothes, meals, and decorations were all homemade; and it was time spent with family--not expensive gifts--that warmed hearts during the holiday season. This nostalgic collection recalls Christmas celebrations of the 1930s, '40s, '50s, and '60s, transporting readers to the unheated farmhouse bedrooms, thrilling "bigcity" department stores, and cozy barn stalls of rural Prince Edward Island. It turns out one thing has not changed: the most memorable part of any Christmas cannot be bought and sold. Includes eighteen nonfiction stories, collected and retold by scriptwriter, playwright, and historical author Marlene Campbell.

The New Christmas Tree

Author : Carrie Brown
ISBN : 1579655912
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 23. 58 MB
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The New Christmas Tree inspires readers to turn a holiday standby into a stunning design statement—whether they're looking to add something new to their traditional Christmas decor or create a unique holiday tradition all their own. A closer look at each one-of-a-kind tree reveals the real heart of these designs—beautifully handcrafted ornaments, garlands, and more, from felted bumblebees to delicate paper flowers. Some use traditional Christmas materials in novel ways, while others employ flea-market finds, household objects—even foodstuffs!—to create something entirely unexpected. Each chapter takes readers through the process of constructing a well-balanced tree that is rich in texture and dimension from topper to tree stand—selecting the appropriate lights, making and assembling the decorations, and adding the finishing touches that pull the look together. Also included are information on the fundamentals of tree selection, installation, and design; basic crafting techniques; sources for products, tools, and equipment; and care guidelines.

Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Author : Katharine McMillan
ISBN : 076435163X
Genre : Design
File Size : 46. 23 MB
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Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."

Midcentury Christmas Holiday Fads Fancies And Fun From 1945 To 1970

Author : Sarah Archer
ISBN : 9781581575385
Genre : History
File Size : 64. 94 MB
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A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s Midcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. Every kid on the block had to have the latest cool toy, be it an Easy Bake Oven for pretend baking, a rocket ship for pretend space travel, or a Slinky, just because. At Christmastime, postwar America's dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping mall Santas to shiny aluminum Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown's beloved spindly Christmas tree. Now design maven Sarah Archer tells the story of how Christmastime in America rocketed from the Victorian period into Space Age, thanks to the new technologies and unprecedented prosperity that shaped the era. The book will feature iconic favorites of that time, including: • A visual feast of Christmastime eats and recipes, from magazines and food and appliance makers • Christmas cards from artists and designers of the era, featuring Henry Dreyfuss, Charles & Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard • Vintage how-to templates and instructions for holiday decor from Good Housekeeping and the 1960's craft craze • Advice from Popular Mechanics on how to glamorize your holiday dining table • Decorating advice for your new Aluminum Christmas Tree from ALCOA (the Aluminum Company of America) • The first American-made glass ornaments from Corning Glassworks Midcentury Mistletoe is sure to be on everyone’s most-wanted lists.


Author : Travis Smith
ISBN : 0764329782
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 54. 1 MB
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Welcome to Kitschmasland in a fun and nostalgic look at our infatuation with Christmas holiday decor from the 1950s and through the 1970s. This beautiful revised book covers the gamut of decorations some whimsical, some beautiful and a treasure trove of campy kitsch that the author calls "Kitschmas!" Join a magical tour of retro homes decked out for the holidays, and enjoy a variety of festive holiday decorations from our not-too-distant past. Featuring vintage Christmas ornaments, trees, ceramics, and more, over 400 color photos and vintage magazine images are used to illustrate this whimsical journey through some of our favorite decades. This book is a delight for Kitschmas fans, decorators, and the thousands of people devoted to mid-century decor and design.

A Very Merry Christmas

Author : Geronimo Stilton
ISBN : 9780545021357
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Geronimo travels to New York City for Christmas, he accidentally switches luggage with another passenger, so he travels all over the city searching for the bag's owner and his own bag, which contains his Christmas presents.

Christmas Ornaments

Author : Ralph Del Pozzo
ISBN : 0060835974
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 42. 5 MB
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Every winter season, millions of households engage in the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. And how many Americans have grown up with the delight of the annual unpacking of the family's ornament collection, gathered through the years; each one with its special story to tell? Christmas Ornaments: ReCollections brings back that feeling of childish wonder-a very special package to open year after year, filled with richly detailed pictures of exquisite glass ornaments, shiny and precious—and no one to tell you "don't touch"! The book is also a tribute to one of America's favorite pastimes: collecting. In this case, a collection built over the course of many years, found in flea markets, garage sales, antique shops, and on eBay. Ralph and David's passion for collecting and eye for quality comes through on every page; from the evocative photos and illustrations to the stories interspersed throughout, of how ornaments came to be such an important part of how we celebrate the holidays. A whole new appreciation of the fragile memories of Christmases past, Christmas Ornaments will be a crowd pleaser: a dazzling stocking stuffer or an inspiring treat for yourself.

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