December 23, 2010

Show and tell: my vintage Christmas decorations

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One of the nice things about being back home in Sydney is that I’ve been reunited with my boxes of Christmas decos. And the ones I picked up in London (like all the birdies from Liberty) make excellent additions to the collection.

But my most precious decos are these vintage ones, including the rather charming ’70s three wise men which hung on the family tree when I was a little girl. The Bradley-style angel is identical to the one that I also loved when I was about two years old, but the original one is still in use at my mum’s place. She added to my collection last week with some gorgeous vintage glass baubles and beads, which are almost identical to all my vintage-inspired decorations I bought years ago.

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What about you? What’s your most treasured Christmas decoration?


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  • http://www.themakelounge.com Jennifer | The Make Lounge

    They are absolutely lovely – thanks for sharing them!

  • http://basilexposition.wordpress.com Fionnuala

    The angel is just fabulous and the wise men are fantastic! I love the triangular beards, lovely touch.
    My favourite decoration is actually having a real tree in the house, regardless of decorations, really. It’s just such a mad idea, that there’s a REAL TREE sitting there in your living room, it never fails to delight me, quite apart from the beautiful smell.

  • http://www.quailbymail.blogspot.com Shauna

    I grew up with decorations exactly like that last bird. I used to use the soft tail like a ‘blusher’ when I was a kid. Once the soft bristles came out…there was no going back. A lot of the birds did not, sadly, have their tails all during the mid-80′s.

  • Pip

    Mine is a little Hawaiian girl in a grass skirt that I stole from my parents.
    My nanna had a bauble just like the one of the left below your angel. That just made me so nostalgic!
    Merry Christmas, love the blog!

  • http://swelljane.blogspot.com amanda jane

    I love your vintage ornaments. So so cute.

  • thejenbug

    Your collection is beautiful Top Bird! Such a sweet Angel :-)

  • http://thematbickley.wordpress.com/ Afrosaxon

    lovin the retro baubles, makes me nostalgic for christmas already

  • http://www.fancysdresscostumes.com.au Fancy Dress Costumes

    I think these decorations are absolutely stunning and i believe they do make the vibe, theme as like with fancy dress costumes and making sure you place is decked out to the best of it’s ability http://fancysdresscostumes.com.au/dress-up-costumes/ have got the right idea and everything unique for these exact ocassions along with a whole wide range of accessories. So while dressing your tree is important so are you and your wear

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