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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kitschmas Chic: Christmas Corsages

Christmas is a great time of year for lovers of mid-century Kitsch there are silver trees:

Glittery Putz houses:

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Jewel Bright and Shiny Ornaments:

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Flocked Deer, Santas, and Elves

 And the Colonel Sanders Christmas album

to name a few prized pieces of Christmas Kitsch, but from a fashion perspective nothing says Kitschmas like a big, glittery Christmas Corsage.

The fabulous vintage blog Wacky Tacky had a great post on Christmas Corsages last year that included instructions for making your own.  I have no crafting ability however and knew that even this simple task was beyond my skills, and besides I kind of wanted the genuine article.  A corsage that came to be during a mid-century Christmas decades ago.  So I turned to Etsy where I found an adorable glittery corsage that must have been purchased at a five and dime 50 or 60 years ago.

  I've worn it nearly every day since Thanksgiving and I admit its lost a bit of glitter and sadly one bell has cracked, these big corsages are hard to fit on your coat!  I still love it though and I've gotten plenty of compliments, as well as a few odd looks.  Perhaps the over the top festiveness of the Christmas Corsage is a bit too much for some people, but for me it makes the season!


  1. I remember some of these things when I was a little girl.
    stella rose's momma

  2. We know people who use a lot of cool vintage ornaments
    Lily & Edward

  3. Very Christmas kitschy! I'm glad someone is keeping alive important traditions :)

  4. You bring back memories of my childhood!

  5. I remember my step-mom having some of those things in her Christmas collection from her younger days. Sadly, it all has disappeared over the years.

  6. Kitch is definitely an aquired taste :)
    Lynne x

  7. I think it's a lovely idea and it looks awesome on you. I don't know how you find these things but I love them.

  8. I think it is sad that some of these types of traditions are no longer the "thing" to do.
    looks great on your coat!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  9. How cool is that??? I think I remember seeing those... Definatly the tree!

  10. Wow those bring some memories. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Ohhh, I seriously love it!!! I might just have to follow your lead and find some suitable ornaments to make my own with for next year. What a fun, festive idea - thanks so much for sharing it, dear gal!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* And many thanks as well for your wonderfully sweet comment on this week's vintage outfit post.


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