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My 1950s Christmas Tree

Friday, December 18, 2015

Last year, my grandma gave me this amazing vintage aluminum tree. It's so bright and colorful in my dark living room, I wish I could leave it up all year!

Vivien of Holloway raglan blouse plus size review

In addition to the tree, she loaded my car full of vintage glass ornaments that she found at local auctions and some from my great grandma's tree. Although it looks so touchable and pretty, my kids are amazingly well behaved when it comes to the tree and they leave it alone except for putting it up and taking it down. Olivia's favorite part is putting the tiny colorful light reflectors on the ends of the branches.

1950s Christmas tree plus size vintage holiday fashion

Our Christmas traditions begin this weekend and since we have a huge family, they don't stop till after the New Year! I am really looking forward to Christmas morning at home, though. It's my favorite celebration, just me, my husband and the kids opening presents, playing with new toys and eating loads of candy. I make breakfast and Pj puts toys together.

1950s aluminum christmas tree and vintage plus size holiday fashion via va voom vintage

Since we have so many places to go, I've put together a few festive outfits to choose from but this is one of my favorites! The blouse is the new 1950s raglan blouse from Vivien of Holloway. It's cotton with the prettiest 50s collar and cuffed 3/4 sleeves. I can't have enough button-up blouses but I really love how its long enough to tuck into skirts or wear loose and belted with capris. There's little tucks around the waist for a little nip in the middle. The skirt is vintage 50s that I rescued from a warehouse here in St Louis. It's sewn in about a million panels and is so full and lovely. Also in cotton, it's so comfortable, I wear it all year!

1950s aluminum christmas tree and vintage plus size holiday fashion via va voom vintage

Have you planned your holiday outfits yet? Come back tomorrow for a tutorial for a retro clock novelty brooch to count down to the New Year!

1950s aluminum christmas tree and vintage plus size holiday fashion via va voom vintage


Skirt-50s vintage
brooch- from my Great Grandma, MarMar
carved fish shoes- bought on my honeymoon in St. Augustine, Florida






10 Responses to “My 1950s Christmas Tree”

  1. I didn't make a Christmas dress this year but am mixing and matching red and green separates like you did here. And your hair looks so glamorous too! :D

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  2. OMG You look absolutely stunning. I love your hair and makeup. The tree is so pretty and festive!

    Naomi
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  3. Your outfit is so charming. I adore the shoes. The shirt is lovely and I envy you the green skirt. Merry Christmas dear. :)

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  4. I really love how your skirt color is softer than the typical Christmas green. It adds to the overall chicness of the outfit. I adore your tree! I have always wanted a vintage silver tree.

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  5. Your tree is so cute! And I love your hair!

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  6. Your hair and makeup look incredible!!

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  7. Wonderfully lovely Christmas ensemble. I really like the blouse's depth of true red.

    Have a fabulous holiday season, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. What a gorgeous tree! Have a happy, fun-packed Christmas.

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  9. Absolutely love the outfit! Please be careful getting around in all the weatherđźš™

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  10. Your outfit is so pretty and festive! You look absolutely stunning, as does your lovely vintage tree :)

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