Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas

Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas

Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s

Book - 2011
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In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the 1960s, Waggoner recreates a tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to deck their halls with cellophane wreaths, glittered glass ornament balls, beaded bell garlands, and whimsical, tinsel-bedecked treat cups. Those pressed for time will also find quick crafts for every decade, along with style notes and decorating tips to pull it all together. Nostalgic bonus art throughout provides a host of images to use in greeting cards and photo holders. And to keep spirits merry and energy flowing, Waggoner includes a sampler of easy-to-make candy recipes, from Mackinac Island Fudge to old-fashioned soft caramels.

Praise for Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas:

"If you're looking for nostalgia or a retro style, this is the perfect book to help you plan your Christmas decorations. . . . A well-thought-out themed book for any craft collection." -- Library Journal
"Packed with an amazing amount of information and/or tips for having a fab retro holiday of your own." -- The Costco Connection
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang : Abrams, c2011
ISBN: 9781584799238
Branch Call Number: 745.59412 W124h 2011
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Vintage Christmas


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Jan 12, 2014

I expected this book to be filled with wonderful holiday crafts, but instead, it was basically a dissertation on the history of holiday crafts.

Jun 11, 2012

I love this book; will be buying a book for myself. The author discusses each decade's 'look,' and then gives suggestions how to reproduce it. I really liked the Art Portfolio in the back of the book. Lots - 90 to be exact - of great pictures for scanning, including vintage cards, post cards, gift tags, stickers, etc. Pictures of: bells, mail boxes, Santas (in red, green and brown outfits), snowpeople, trees, holly, presents, ornaments, candles, Scotty dogs, sleighs, poinsettias, wreaths, etc. And of all genres, 20's art deco, 30's colorful, 40's sentimental, 50's kitch and 60's streamlined. In addition, there are lots more pictures scattered throughout the book. All great for scanning and all fabulous! The crafts are wide-ranging, from elegant decorated tree branches to an over-the-top 50s red cellophane wreath and sequined ball ornaments. Candy recipes are included for an easy, quick fudge, caramels, turtles, peanut butter cornflake clusters, butterscotch haystacks made with chow mein noodles (remember those chow mein noodle recipes?), almond bark, and buttercrunch (made with nothing but sugar, butter, salt and vanilla). I enjoyed this book so much - as by now you can probably tell ;-)

Jan 10, 2012

I'll be looking for this book again before next Xmas. Some great projects here - love the feathers!


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