Add a creative twist to your favorite pastimes this holiday season!
With your holiday decorating under way, EventTrender is bringing you some retro inspiration to add a classic twist to any décor! Vintage cameos and Grandma’s antiques are the hottest trend, and a perfect addition to the holidays. Plus, showcasing your favorite memories are a fantastic way to sprinkle a little history throughout your home!
(above and below pictures viaHGTV.com)
Chalkboards are a cost effective and playful way to create an old-time feel and can be personalized to fit any style of décor! As a simple DIY, paint a large rectangle of cardboard or fabric with chalkboard paint and add a vintage frame or border.
Decorate your display with a creative message or create a scene for your holiday guests to enjoy! Such an easy way to personalize your vintage look this holiday season!
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This retro-inspired wall art combines the festivities of the holidays from all generations. It’s time to raid Grandma’s house for the cutest antiques and knick-knacks to hang on your wall!
This is your chance to add pieces that truly represent you! Hang family photos, kids’ artwork, and monumental artifacts, along with any charming, and vintage, pieces you can find! Decorate the wall in a Christmas tree, wreath, snowman, or any other retro-inspired design!
(above inspiration found here)
A great way to share and display your family history during the holiday season!
(photo credit : Pretty Petals)
And Vintage inspired holiday gift wrap! Use elements like lace ribbons, no sew fabric flowers and rosettes burlap, newspaper, or book pages or brown bag papers to create and embellish your holiday packages!
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And we can’t forget about the mantel! Cameos are a unique vintage addition to any holiday décor. Instead of hanging the family pictures, try this homemade vintage E-Trender Tip: In a dark room, project light onto a black piece of paper. Have your child or loved one stand in front of the paper and trace the outline of their face. Cut out the face for a personalized silhouette cameo!
Add the image to a stylish vintage frame and hang with a bow. Or for the extra crafty, outline Mr. and Mrs. Claus cameos to truly showcase the holiday spirit in your vintage look!
(from: Better Homes and Gardens)
Finally, incorporate all of our tips to make a fabulously old-fashioned ‘Very Vintage’ Christmas tree!
At local craft and antique stores purchase Victorian frames and either make or find cameos to place in the frames. Or fill the frames with historic pictures of your relatives; a great way to personalize your main attraction! Hang them throughout the tree with other antiques, such as old broaches and stylish pins. Throw in some leafy sprigs and tin cans to create a retro wonderland! To top it off, replace garland with lace and hang strings of pearls for and added touch of vintage class!
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And don’t forget E-Trenders….
Have Yourself a ‘Very Vintage’ Christmas!
PS: We are taking a few weeks off to enjoy our family and friends this holiday season. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and a happy new year! Thank you for all of your ET support this year. We can't wait to share more inspiration with you in 2013!
Angela & Sue
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