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Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Corsages and Jatzen Sweaters

Back in the glory days of festive Holiday wear, the mid century period of the 1950s and 60s, nearly everyone would make a trip to the five and dime to snag a Christmas corsage for the festive season:

No party outfit would have been complete without a bit or sparkle often in the form of a corsage.  

Sadly, like so many other fun aspects of seasonal dressing the Christmas corsage has long faded from view.  I however am a major fan and look forward to wearing my corsages every season.   I first had a gold angel, which I sadly lost when it fell of my coat.  Christmas corsages are not very sturdy:






This year I decided on a fun atomic looking number with a reindeer and turquoise, red, and silver accents.





I really like it!  I particularly love it paired with my 1940s Jatzen taxi sweater.   I even broke festive dressing rules and wore it before Thanksgiving, these pictures where takenon Tuvok's first birthday, Novemeber 11.






    

Merry Kitschmas!

  




8 comments:

  1. Those look so festive. I wonder why they went out of style.

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  2. What festive dressing! And when was the last time any of us saw the word "boutonnierres" in advertising?!

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  3. I wish things would go back to some of the old fun styles and dressing up for occasions!

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  4. Oh I've never heard of Christmas corsages before. This must be the precursor to the modern Christmas brooches they sell at department stores :) Sorry to hear about your Christmas angel corsage getting lost, I do love your new atomic reindeer corsage though!

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  5. We think Tuvok makes a good corsage, too! BOL!

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  6. I love that you often shine the spotlight on accessories and garments that often all but forgotten, dear Kate. Thank you for this delightful Christmas post and look at a fabulously fun accessory. All of your Christmas corsages/brooches look terrific on you!

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. i loooooove corsages too! i usually only wear them if we are going to someone's house, so i know i can find it if it falls off! your reindeer one this year is so sweet!

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