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A Guide to Vintage Christmas Decor

Decorating for Christmas in a vintage style can bring a sense of nostalgia and class to your holiday festivities. Here's how to achieve this luxury vintage look:

1. Color Palette:

  • Choose a classic color palette that includes forest greens, gold, silver, creamy whites & shades of browns. These colors evoke a traditional and warm holiday atmosphere.


2. Vintage Ornaments:

  • Use antique or vintage ornaments to adorn your tree. Look for glass baubles, tinsel, and velvet decorations from the mid-20th century or earlier.


3. Real or Faux Christmas Tree:

  • Opt for a real pine or fir tree or choose a high-quality faux tree that mimics the look of a vintage evergreen. Play with heights with mini Christmas trees throughout your home.

  • If using an artificial tree, consider flocking it for a snowy, nostalgic touch.

4. Antique Stockings:

  • Hang antique or vintage-style stockings by the fireplace.


5. Vintage Christmas Cards:

  • Display vintage Christmas cards or reproductions on a mantle or a dedicated card display area.

  • Greeting cards from the mid-20th century often feature classic holiday imagery.


6. Candles and Candleholders:

  • Incorporate vintage candleholders with taper candles for a warm and cozy ambiance.


7. Vintage Lights:

  • Opt for string lights with larger, classic-shaped bulbs to achieve a retro look.


8. Old-Fashioned Tree Topper:

  • Crown your tree with a vintage-style tree topper, such as a golden angel or a star.


9. Vintage Tableware:

  • Use vintage or vintage-style plates, glassware, and silverware for your Christmas dinner table.

  • Consider using classic Christmas china patterns or a simple set with gold accents for a more versatile look (that you'll be able to reuse after the Holidays)


10. Classic Music and Movies:

  • Play vintage Christmas music and watch classic holiday films to set the mood. Think of classics like "White Christmas," "It's a Wonderful Life," and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Spotify has a lot of good playlists, like this one.


11. Wreaths and Greenery:

  • Decorate your home with fresh or artificial wreaths and garlands, adorned with vintage-style ornaments and ribbon.

  • You can also add pinecones, holly, and other natural elements for a rustic touch.

DIY Lovers, click here link to discover how to make your own holiday wreath !

12. Vintage Gift Wrapping:

  • Wrap your gifts in vintage-style wrapping paper and use traditional ribbon and bows.


Remember that decorating in a vintage style is all about embracing the charm and nostalgia of past eras. It's an opportunity to celebrate the timeless traditions and styles that have made Christmas a cherished holiday for generations.


Find more trees ideas here or visit my holiday decor board for more inspiration


Happy Decorating !


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