Vintage Christmas Decorations for a Timeless Celebration

Christmas Stockings

If you're not crafty, you can buy a set of vintage-looking stockings instead of making them yourself.


These guys grew in popularity after American soldiers in Germany would buy them at Christmas markets. But the Nutcracker ballet's 1954 New York City debut really cemented them as a holiday mainstay in America.

Vintage Christmas Signs

You don't have to head to an antique store or win an eBay auction to get these adorable vintage Christmas signs.

Ceramic Christmas Trees

Does it surprise anyone that these colorful tabletop trees rose to popularity in the '70s?  Get some inspiration from this blogger who creates a retro theme by laying out her ceramic tree collection, along with a vintage ornament garland.

Shiny Brite Ornaments

In the 1940s, the company Shiny Brite opened in the U.S. to bring the popular hand-blown glass ornaments from Germany stateside.

Crochet Tree

Who says "vintage" has to mean sepia-toned, black and white, or rust-colored? Ornaments of the Old World have always had a fun pop of color. Decorate your tree top to bottom in crocheted crafts by following this blogger's lead.

Bushel Basket Lid Wreath

Yup, this wreath is made up of nothing more than a bushel basket lid and some sophisticated-looking greens. It's that easy—and makes for such a big visual impact.

Button Ornaments

Got a vintage button collection? Turn it into art with the help of this fun tutorial, which involves pine branches (faux or real!) and twine.

Paper Candles

Before we had string lights and electricity, people used to illuminate their trees with candles. Pay homage to this tradition by making these paper candles to put on your tree.

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses actually date all the way back to the 1500s when they became popular in Germany because of the story of Hansel and Gretel.

Red Buffalo Check Bedding

Having guests stay for the holidays? Red buffalo check flannel bedding is a great way to make them feel super cozy. It'll create a subtle vintage look.

Vintage Red Truck

Around Christmastime, you'll start to see these old-fashioned red trucks pop up everywhere.

Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree

This "tree" is made of nothing more than reclaimed wood panels and some vintage finds. It's a fun way to showcase your creativity and your favorite time-worn treasures.

Vintage-Inspired Tree

Use silver bells, lanterns, jingle bells, and burlap banners to feel like you've jumped into one of your favorite classic Christmas movies!

Vintage Ornaments Wreath

If you want to showcase your collection of Shiny Brite ornaments in other places of your home, make this attractive wreath to decorate your door or hang above the mantel.

Vintage Outdoor Christmas Decorations

This front door has everything a vintage lover could imagine: bottlebrush tree wreaths, a garland of giant retro lights, and stately golden nutcrackers.

Popcorn-Cranberry Garland

Like many Christmas traditions, this one started in Germany in the 16th century before it was brought to Dutch settlements in Pennsylvania.

Vintage Christmas Lights

Who doesn't remember the big colorful bulbs decorating the outside of your house and your tree as a kid? No retro Christmas will be complete without them.📷


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