Is it just me or is the build up to Christmas better than the actual day? I’m not at all religious, so the holiday doesn’t take on any religious significance for me, but it does ignite feelings of snowy nights, warm fires in the fireplace, decorating the house with my family, and twinkling lights all over the neighborhood. The entire month of December is one big cozy hug for me. So when the actual day comes and goes, I’m left feeling a little…empty. Anyone else?
Either way, I’m going to continue on with my Christmastime is Awesome Time until I crash and burn December 26. So with that, I present you with my latest holiday-themed post. I was sitting here, laptop on lap, with my Christmas tree staring me square in the face, when I thought…I want to see how people of yesterday decorated their trees! I love looking at old photographs, especially of the 40s and 50s. So here are a bunch of cat vomit-inducing tinsel trees coming at ya!
The ultimate humilation
My husband would strongly disagree, but I think the BEST Christmas movie out there is A Christmas Story, hands down. I watch it every year (sometimes more than once) and the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same for me without it. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that makes it so amazing. The story takes place in the 1940s and that’s one of the hooks for me. That shouldn’t be surprising. I run a vintage shop, afterall. Of course I’d gravitate toward a movie that takes place back from where my clothes originated!
Besides that, the story is really charming. I love movies that are narrated. Ralphie, the main character who’s a young boy, narrates the story as an adult. He is someone everyone can identify with. He’s adorable, and young, and crafty. He gives us a glimpse into his life for a short period of time during the Christmas season. If not for the story, the clothing, home decor, and outside shots are authentic and charmingly vintage.
Below are some screenshots of the best scenes!
“I double dog dare you!”
“Fra-gee-lay.” It must be Italian.”
“Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf, I hate meatloaf!”
“COME ON KID!”
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
“Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.”
If you’re one of the few that haven’t seen this movie, you MUST see it. It’s charming and silly and such a crowd favorite!
Happy Christmas season! Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way we can get down to business. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! In between grabbing the best Black Friday deals, trimming our Christmas tree, and decking out our gingerbread house, I wanted to post some awesome vintage Christmas ads. Christmas shopping is in full effect so in honor of my favorite time of year (shop-a-holics unite) here are some of the best retro-fabulous ads I could round up!
A couple of my favorite lines from these ads…
“A few minutes of the lamp each day on your children will keep their cheeks from looking pale this winter.”
“Crisco. It’s digestible!”
Don’t forget! If you’re looking for a great vintage dress for you or your little girl this holiday season, be sure to check out the SHOP! A huge selection of the finest (and most fun) vintage frocks on the web!
She looks fabulous, doesn’t she?
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Between company holiday parties, family celebrations, and friendly get-togethers, it seems like most of us spend the entire month of December bouncing from one holiday party to the next! (And maybe even into January!) Every girl needs a fabulous dress to wear to these special occasions. And Thrifty Vintage Kitten is here to help you with that! The shop is stocked full of awesome vintage cocktail dresses. For example…
Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt
Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline
Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress
Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones
Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt
(All images are linked directly to where you can purchase!)
This is just a taste! There are so many more vintage dresses in the shop that are perfect for holiday parties this year! Happy shopping!
The holidays are coming! Does your little girl need a new dress for Christmas? Or maybe a new dress for a family photo shoot for your holiday cards? Children’s clothing designers in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s really did it right. The dress shapes are so cute and the designs are so charming. You can’t go wrong with a classic red plaid dress for your holiday celebration. It says preppy, traditional, and adorable all in one breath.
Be sure to pick up one of these vintage frocks from Thrifty Vintage Kitten! All of them will be available in the shop soon! (Bet you’ll even be able to find a one-of-kind look for yourself!)
This is my favorite time of year. Happy holidays!