Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vintage Christmas - Part II



I haven't started much Christmas decorating yet .
I never start till after Thanksgiving, although that usually means Thanksgiving night.
Not this year , just can't get motivated.
I've got all the fall decorations put away and one tree half decorated,
but that's about it.

Oh, except for a few outdoor displays.
I don't like to do that when it's cold and it's about to get real cold real soon around here.

That brings me to a word I really like ~
KITCH
We are big into vocabulary around here ! LOL

Kitch -noun
something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.
Or in other words , tacky.
Now some will and do think plastic lawn ornaments are tacky,
and I agree some are.
However I think it's all in how you display them.
I kinda have a thing for vintage , which you well know if you read my blog at all.
Ok, these are borderline , vintage... but I love them.
Pinterest inspiration ( of course )
Vintage Plastic Christmas
I prefer snowmen.
However I do have one Santa.
I missed out on an awesome santa complete with sleigh and reindeer at the thrift store.
I had already paid and was on my way out when I saw it.
Of course I was running late and thought I would get it next time.
Cause who besides me would want a faded plastic Santa with sleigh and reindeer?
I guess someone did , when I went back it was gone !...sigh
anyway....
Vintage Christmas snowman
Now my version,
I promise, someday I WILL learn to take good pictures.
I meant to get a picture of it lit up at night.
Didn't happen....
I got these little guys at the thrift store for $2 each!
Score!


Lit up.
I really love it.

So what do you think ?
Kitsch or tacky?
Love or hate ?

Leave me a comment...
I WILL get started on those trees tomorrow ...
REALLY ....

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8 comments:

  1. I love all your little snowmen - so cute. I've started to collect kitchy little santas from the thrift shop this year for christmas. Pintrest is so addictive isn't it!

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  2. Another word for the kitchy 50's holiday items, retro or mid-century! What is old is new again, Laura

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  3. Love your vintage Christmas decor. I looked this year for some cute vintage ornaments but came up with nothing I really liked. Thanks for sharing your cool Christmas decor.

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  4. Kitchy, yes and I LOVE them. They are so cute and bring back childhood memories.

    Danielle

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  5. Hi Dawn! I found your blog via the facebook thread posted by youtalktoomuch. I'm happy to be your newest follower =)

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  6. Kitchy is cool and thrifty is nifty! You are my type of gal. So glad I found you from youaretalkingtoomuch on FB. Following you for sure! My parents were both from small towns in IA and I still have family in the Storm Lake/ Alta area.

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  7. Hi! I found you through Facebook.....going to follow you & then poke around your blog :)

    Katie - http://sweetgirlexpressions.blogspot.com

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