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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s Book Review

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Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s Book Review

About the Book: In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the 1960s, Waggoner recreates a tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to deck their halls with cellophane wreaths, glittered glass ornament balls, beaded bell garlands, and whimsical, tinsel-bedecked treat cups. Those pressed for time will also find quick crafts for every decade, along with style notes and decorating tips to pull it all together. Nostalgic bonus art throughout provides a host of images to use in greeting cards and photo holders. And to keep spirits merry and energy flowing, Waggoner includes a sampler of easy-to-make candy recipes, from Mackinac Island Fudge to old-fashioned soft caramels.

Our Take: This book has quickly become a favorite in our home.  Collecting vintage decor has become a huge trend lately from flea markets and the net to even product in mainstream stores.  This book focuses on a lot of areas, but does give an amazing amount of information on the decorations of the past.  If you are interested in collecting vintage Xmas you can learn how to date your pieces and learn what items were out in what era.   The book also includes old recipes and scans of old Xmas cards in the back.  Its an absolutely fabulous and informative title that we highly recommend!

How to Buy: Amazon.com
 

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