It's that time of year again - the Christmas/Holiday Season is upon us! What better way to warm up to the holiday season than to reminisce about holidays past?
When I was a kid, we always had a Christmas tree in the living room, right by the big front window. Whether we were decorating a "real" or artificial tree, we always had tons of ornaments my parents had bought from the 1950s on. Of course, at the time I didn't realize that a lot of the ornaments were already "vintage" when I was a kid. I remember how delicate and thin the glass on the ornaments was - I often wonder how we didn't break all of them! Even now, I find myself drawn to the lots of vintage glass ornaments when I see them at an auction or estate sale. Vintage glass ornaments are very "in" this year, along with other mid-century kitsch like the "elf on the shelf" and aluminum trees with color wheels. (Helpful hint: if you have a vintage aluminum tree, don't put lights on it. They tend to be very flammable and lights can easily make the tree go up in flames).
In addition to the tree decorations, we always had Christmas & winter themed coffee cups, glasses, and plates that were brought out for the holidays. These items are a great way to bring a bit of vintage to your holiday festivities. If you're looking for a particular item or items to add to your vintage holiday decorations, let me know and I will keep an eye out for it when I attend estate sales & auctions!
Buku Vintage has lots of holiday themed items available - both here and on our new Etsy store (bukuvintage.etsy.com). I've posted a few items below: