Hello friends! I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas holiday as I did! I love Christmas with my family. It is all about spending time together, eating, making things for one another, and most of all laughing! Our whole family’s attitude has always been “why buy it when you can make it!” This year my mom really outdid herself when she handmade several vintage hats for me. I will take some better pictures of them when it is sunny, but I just couldn’t wait to share the beautiful work she did! And I have lots more treasures to share coming soon!
I am headed home to Atlanta tomorrow, but wanted to leave you with a couple of Christmas images and a great website to check out while I am gone for the holiday!
I just love Christmas lights. They make everything seem so magical this time of year. Although, I could never be one of those people who completely cover their house and yard in lights. That is mainly because these people pay huge electric bills, not to mention the cost of updating their electrical systems to handle all that extra power. But also because I am one of those people who gets really annoyed when I see Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, and to put that many lights on your house you have to start sometime in October!
But, I stumbled upon a great site recently that has everything I love about Christmas lights. It is http://oldchristmaslights.com and it tells the history of electric Christmas lights in America from 1900 through 1950. Lots of great information and pictures for you collectors.
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Last night I watched Joyeux Noel, a 2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. If you want to watch a movie that really captures the meaning of Christmas, go out and rent this film today! It is set in 1914 and tells the story of one Christmas night during WWI when enemies were able to lay aside their differences, visit each others trenches and celebrate the holiday. Diane Kruger is beautiful in it, and I adore her clothes. I have never paid much attention to 1910’s and 20’s fashion, but recently I have been drawn to their silhouette. So, watch this movie, and Joyeux Noel!
A couple of nights ago I was watching White Christmas. I have to say that is one of my favorite Christmas movies. The music, the dancing, the clothes…I just love it all. I could watch Vera Ellen dance all day, and I am thinking of convincing one of my sisters to put together an act with me so that we can do that “Sisters” song…
But most of all, I am determined to one day have a dress just like the one Rosemary Clooney wears when she sings “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me.”
If I had loved during this time period I would want to be a singer at a club like this. To wear beautiful dresses and sing beautiful songs every night would be my idea of the good life.
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Remember months ago when I posted about a red ’40s shirtwaist dress I had been trying to finish for a while? Well, I was hoping that posting about it would inspire me to get it finished. That didn’t work, but I found the motivation when I decided that I wanted to wear the dress for my birthday. I will have to take a proper photo of the whole dress soon, but in the meantime, here is a photo of me and my good friend Heather to give you an idea what it looks like.
And, I swiped this video off of Miriam’s blog because I think the clothes and the music are fabulous. It really makes me want to start wearing 1920’s cloche hats!