Super Kawaii Mom is hosting the most scrumptious Vintage Christmas Competition! The prizes are simply divine!! I was so excited when I found this and could not wait to get started on creating an entry. There are some really great entries so far. To check them out, click on the link above.
Here is what my idea of my perfect vintage Christmas would be:
Having a perfect vintage Christmas, for me, would be entertaining my family. I love to throw parties and play hostess! In preparation for my guests, I would need to decorate my home. One of the key decorations would be the silver feather tree that was been passed down through the female women of my family - first belonging to my grandmother (who turns 90 in March!!), then my mother, and now me.
While decorating, I would watch my favorite classic vintage Christmas movies; The Bishop's Wife, It Happened on 5th Avenue, Christmas in Connecticut, and of course, It's a Wonderful Life.
Christmas would not be Christmas without special Christmas cookies. My mom and I have been making Christmas cookies together ever since I can remember. Using my vintage Sunbeam Mixer and vintage rolling pin (both of which belonged to my Grandma), I would bake up some yummy cookies all while watching the first snow flakes of the winter outside my kitchen window.
While the cookies were baking in one side of the oven, I would get the rest of my Christmas dinner put together. Being the glamourous vintage homemaker (that I hope to be someday ;) all this would be done in style, in a lovely 40's rayon dress and babydoll heels to match. I also couldn't forget to don the prefect vintage Christmas apron, complete with cutely decorated trees.
While my dinner was cooking and the tasty smells were filling my little Craftsman bungalow, I would begin to set my table. Being that Christmas would be a "special occasion" in my vintage household, I would break out the sliver 1847 Rogers Bro. silverware that also belonged to my grandmother. The table setting would also include some lovely green mix matched Depression glass and Jadeite.
One of the best parts about having a vintage Christmas would be using all the lovely hand-me-downs I have received from my grandmother and mother. These are things I truly cherish and bring back so many fond memories of holidays past. But the really best part of my perfect vintage Christmas would be spending time with my amazing family and celebrating with them the birth of Christ.