Setting Up A Vintage Christmas

Last year Wayne and I had a real tree but I realized I prefer my seven foot 1950s aluminum tree since it coordinates better, in my opinion, with my mid-century mercury glass ornaments.

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I place a pretty Victorian advertising box in my sunroom every year and fill it up. She was a display for Fairy Soap.

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This year I’m placing pink-toned ornaments on the tree.

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121 “pom pom” branches in the original sleeves. 

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My late Nana’s musical Santa that I adored as a little girl–she gave it to me shortly before she passed away.

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As for missing the aroma of a real tree, I balance out the artifice with accents of pine and balsam. The pine needles are from a tree in my backyard and I made the sachets by filling vintage Christmas hankies with balsam.

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Wishy stopped by this morning and gave a kiss to the elf.  I‘ll share pics of the tree once it’s set up and dolled up!

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