bakelite cherry brooch and pin curl vintage hairstyle via Va-Voom Vintage

 On Saturday night, we celebrated Christmas eve with Pj's entire family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and lots of little kids. I love that his whole family gets together for one big shin-dig.  The best part of Christmas with Pj's family is all of the little kids. This year, we had my two babies, my 2 nieces and 2 of Pj's cousins kids. One of the boys got a music set so they all got together to play in a marching band. Rhys couldn't march so he sat on the side lines, dancing and playing the tambourine.

When we got home and tucked the munchkins into bed, Pj and I set out all of the gifts and stockings for the kids and promptly crashed. 

  I wore my awesome "new" 50's dress, which is totally vintage but also handmade by me
 It started out as a plain green 50's dress that zipped up the back. Sadly, it was way too small in the bust, so I chopped off the skirt and used a 50's pattern to make a new bodice. The bodice fabric is this adorable vintage diamond print pique that I found at an antique mall a few months ago. I used scraps of the old bodice and new fabric to make pockets.  I also wore my brand new, beautiful cherry bakelite brooch , my Christmas gift from Pj.
50's dress- you know the story!
bakelite brooch- gift from Pj
red bakelite earrings-antique mall in Springfield MO
assorted bakelite bangles- antique malls throughout St Louis