Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Wrap Up

Thanks for all the Christmas wishes! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! It was nice to take a break and spend sometime with family. On Christmas Eve, I joined my family for church and had the chance to wear my "new" 50s cashmere coat, which is pictured above. It was already dark out by the time I took these pictures, so I didn't get a good shot of the coat, but I am sure I will be wearing it again soon. The coat was originally destined to the shop, but once I tried it on, I just had to keep it!

If you follow my facebook page then you might have already seen my "Kitchmas" wreath. I bought the wreath and glittery bow at Target and then jazzed it up with a vintage elf that was in my Grandma's stash of Christmas stuff and a few small ornaments. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and will enjoy it for years to come!

Under my coat, I wore this 40s red suit, which has TONS of buttons on the front. I wish the camera would have picked up the detail better. I paired the suit with some faux leopard peep toe heels. I just love red and leopard print together.

My tree was my Grandma's then my mom's and now mine. Its from the 60s and requires each branch to be put in separately. It's pretty fragile, so I'm not sure how long it will last, but I did enjoy having it up this year -- my first tree! I decided to use these lights, since they had a vintage feel to them and they were plastic bulbs rather than glass. For the last few years, I have been collecting vintage ornaments to trim my tree with and two years ago, found my sweet vintage glass tree topper at the Ann Arbor Flea Market. I had the hardest time tracking down some tinsel, so hopefully next year I will be able to find some. Then my tree will be complete.

Hope everyone is keeping warm!


50s Cashmere Coat, Vintage Rhinestone Earrings: Salvation Army

40s Red Suit: eBay

Pin: Grandma's

Faux Leopard Print Heels: Target


Julie said...

You look fabulous! And so like my family (vintage) Xmas photos. Best wishes for 2012 - you go, girl.

Kailey said...

Ahh, the picture of you with the tree is so beautiful! I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely Christmas! <3

JacquiG said...

The pictures look just like they were taken in the 50s or 60s! You look wonderful, love the suit. I haven't commented before, but i have been enjoying your blog. Best wishes for the coming New Year!

SusieQT said...

Lovely! I agree- the photos look straight out of 1959! :)

MarieBayArea said...

Beautiful dress.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous X-mas pics! Your hair is beautiful in the shot by the tree. Matches the dress perfectly.

EtizolamRX Healthcare said...

How lovely these photographs are! It seems they are from the 50s or 60s. :-) You are looking beautiful in the picture that contains hairs matching with your dress. Hope you have had a great tie during Christmas.

SkyeSweet1276 said...

Your heartfelt Christmas wishes brought warmth and joy to my heart. In this season of love and togetherness, your kind words create a festive atmosphere that resonates with the true spirit of Christmas. May the magic of the holidays continue to surround you and your loved ones, filling each moment with laughter, love, and unforgettable memories. Thank you for sharing the joy and spreading the holiday cheer. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with endless possibilities and happiness!

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