A Very Vintage Christmas

Author: Bob Richter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149302213X
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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
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122004
Size: 13.20 MB
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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 Crafts

Author: Sara Toliver
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402727917
Size: 69.73 MB
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Presented here are four unique ways to go back in time and add charm to the holidays: Victorian Vintage, Shabby Chic, Country Style, and Personal Vintage. For each style, you’ll find enticing projects, decorating ideas, and pictures to inspire creativity and evoke nostalgia. Craft traditional cardboard villages, give new ornaments an antique finish, and create other glorious designs.

It S A Wonderful Christmas

Author: Susan Waggoner
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584793274
Size: 58.96 MB
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A collection of classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-twentieth-century America features nostalgic presentations of such holiday objects as vintage Christmas cards, Lionel toy trains, and Rudolph's red nose, in a volume complemented by trivia and informational lore on popular traditions. 25,000 first printing.

Christmas Wishes

Author: Tim Hollis
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811705072
Size: 33.25 MB
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A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century.

Midcentury Christmas Holiday Fads Fancies And Fun From 1945 To 1970

Author: Sarah Archer
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575386
Size: 30.22 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.

Christmas Through The Decades

Author: Robert Brenner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887405457
Size: 36.81 MB
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A chronological illustrated history of how people decorated and celebrated for Christmas. Many antique ornaments from German origins project various customs. Includes newly revised price guide!

Recollections A Baby Boomer S Memories Of The Fabulous Fifties

Author: Jim Chambers
Publisher: Jim Chambers
ISBN: 0557091004
Size: 13.91 MB
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As one of the first post-WWII Baby Boomers, Jim Chambers' childhood and early teenage years were in the 1950s, a remarkable decade for the United States that saw enormous political, technological, and cultural changes. Although many books have covered the headline-making events of the era in great detail, few of these books give the reader a real feel for what daily life was like for Americans living in that decade, especially for kids growing up then. The author remembers the little nuts and bolts things of daily life for families during the fascinating decade known as the Fabulous Fifties. "Recollections" perfectly blends paying homage to the little day-to-day rituals with a larger scale examination of social issues and mores of the times, and it's equally entertaining on either level. "Recollections" is a warm, lovingly honest, and fascinating portrait of America in the mid-20th Century.

Nell Hill S O Christmas Tree

Author: Mary Carol Garrity
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740790498
Size: 51.99 MB
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Mary Carol Garrity and her home furnishing emporium Nell Hill's have become synonymous with delivering creative and stylish advice on all facets of home decorating and entertaining. Inside Nell Hill's O Christmas Tree, Mary Carol offers seasonal decorating tips for all tastes and budgets by inviting you into her own 130-year-old Greek Revival home decked out in the season's liveliest shades of evergreen, pinecone, and holly. To showcase how her holiday tips can transition into different design styles, Mary Carol also takes you inside a suburban ranch, an urban condo, an arts and crafts bungalow, a new-construction town home, and three historical period homes in Kansas City. Deck your halls like never before with Nell Hill's O Christmas Tree.

The Big Book Of Christmas Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0345802985
Size: 16.91 MB
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Collects the editor's all-time favorite holiday crime stories, including tales by such authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, Peter Lovesey, O. Henry, Damon Runyon, Agatha Christie, and Robert Louis Stevenson.