Monday, December 12, 2011

Bizarre Christmas Decor 1940's

Taken from Life magazine, 264 Christmas ornaments. For the non-traditional holiday!

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a flaming umbrella?

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Now that's a mantel!

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Construction paper mistletoe.

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I have no idea....

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I actually like this simple idea!

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Construction paper and a patriotic flower pot.

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He doesn't look very excited does he?

13 comments:

  1. is the one you aren't sure about painted hat boxes maybe? that was my first guess hmmmm

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  2. Ooooo hat boxes! It's like a birthday cake christmas tree with a black cherub wearing a gladiator hat on top!

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  3. Some of those are just bizarre aren't they?

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  4. OMG! Where did you find those, they are amazing in their cray-cray. Love it!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  5. ha ha ha !! That is great for crafty girls who are short of money !!! a DIY Xmas !! :))
    I recognised some of the techniques because schools use them for their own decorations !! :))

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  6. haha brilliant - for once I may be sticking with traditional!! :)

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  7. what great decorations.Giving me ideas.I need a star or angel for my try and am shicked that they are no where to be found.I am hoping I will get lucky in the antique stores.xx

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  8. Ha! I like the bare branch tree! I still haven't put up our tree and it's 2 weeks till Christmas! Eeek! If I didn't have a little one I'd say to heck with it but....

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  9. The one you like (branch in the pot) reminds me of the German tradition of having a tree branch wrapped in cotton batting..

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  10. LOL- you know some people are already figuring out how to "upcycle" these things for Etsy. You watch- that umbrella/candle thingy will be up for sale any day now!

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