When I was a little girl my parents never put the tree up until the day before Christmas and it was only up about a week, in rebellion I now like to get my tree up early and keep it up as long as possible. In similar rebellion my mom loved a Victorian style Christmas, which is very beautiful,
but not for me. I am firmly a fan of atomic style 1950s and 60s mid century Christmas Kitsch. The faker, pinker, and silverer the better.
My 1960s silver tree was a bargain purchased on ebay about 10 years ago, but I haven't used it for the past few years as I've bought a real tree. This year I decided to return to my love of kitschmas and unpack the silver tree. I'm so glad I did.
|My late mother in law gave me some really adorable 1960s ornaments. Sadly a bunch of them broke when we moved to our house, but this mushroom guy is still intact. I love him so much.|
|These talking Star Trek ornaments are my favorite, so much fun!|
I've also got a cute selection of 1950s and 60s cards I display ever year. Here are a few of them, plus my favorite little elf:
I've never had much luck finding vintage stuff around me which is why I'm often forced to buy it on Etsy and Ebay where it can be quite pricey. So I was so excited to find a thrift ware house five minutes from my home, I can't imagine how I never new this place, Thriftique, existed:
It didn't have the best selection but I did get this cute little squirrel for a dollar:
and this 1930s photo taken in Devil's Fall, NV. I love the collars on the women's dresses:
I'm so excited that now I can visit this place regularly.
Finally, here is my favorite tree decorating tradition. Watching MST3K's Santa Clause Conquers The Martians and listing to Joel and The Bot's sing their Christmas Carol tribute to the movie Roadhouse: Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas.