Vintage Holiday Decorating

One of my favorite entertaining books is House & Garden’s Complete Guide to Creative Entertaining. This vintage book is an amazing source of inspiration for just about any type of party one could think of giving. With the holiday season in full swing, here are some of the more striking ideas I found in the book to help deck the halls.  

 This is a French Christmas. The blue and white interior is a great background for the red, green and gold. Love the gold tinsel garland.

 This breakfast table is simplicity itself, the center piece is made up of cartons of red and white currants. 

 Another centerpiece that caught my eye. So easy and fast to just fill a beautiful silver bowl with red and silver ornaments. Presto instant style.
 I think there’s something very festive about using purple, orange and fuchsia for the holidays. This would be an unexpected palette for a holiday open house or even New Years.

 While decking the halls why not go all the way? Don’t forget the chandelier chain.

The old stand by, candy canes. How chic is this basket filled with boxwood and fruit decorated with candy canes?

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annechovie said...

Love your vintage magazine photos, Michael. Hope you have a very Happy Holiday!

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