Tag Archives: Christmas

Pre-Christmas Vintage Recap


Vintage Christmas: Christmas wisdom (plus a great video) from Bing Crosby The different faces of Santa over the decades Santa and his showgirls Vintage Cinema and Stage: Kissing the bride (who is Marilyn Monroe) A beautiful Audrey Hepburn signing autographs Catherine Deneuve on the beach Silent movie actress Bebe Daniels 10 things you didn’t know […]


Quotes: Some Christmas Wisdom from Bing Crosby

Quotes: Some Christmas Wisdom from Bing Crosby

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without some Bing Crosby and I thought this quote was particularly apt, especially after seeing the mayhem and stress out there with everyone doing last-minute shopping today! Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’


The Changing Face of Santa


My little boy has seen 3 different Santas this year (or rather he’s seen Santa 3 times this year) and was slightly confused by the fact that Father Christmas wore glasses two of the times and then didn’t the third time. He whispered that he thought the last one *might* have been one of Santa’s […]


Santa Likes the Ladies…


Christmas is hurtling towards us now. How many sleeps left? I think it’s 4 but I’m writing this before I’ve had my 2nd cup of coffee of the morning and I might be wrong. I should have asked my 7-year-old, he would have answered without hesitation! I thought I’d get in the festive spirit and […]


A Late 1930s Turkey for Christmas

1930s thanksgiving photo

I know I’ve missed Thanksgiving and that’s a big ‘turkey’ occasion the the US, but do you still have turkey at Christmas too? Forgive my total ignorance, but I have no idea. Here the the UK, we do have turkey at Christmas (unless you’re particuarly posh and then you go for goose or beef), so […]


Santa Baby: 50 Vintage Christmas Gifts

Vintage Polaroid land camera SONAR one step Instant Camera

My Christmas shopping is very much underway now, and I’m trying to introduce a little vintage into people’s lives this year. Here I’ve picked some of my favourite vintage gifts. So, whether you’re buying for boys or girls, big or small take a look and get some vintage inspiration! Happy December everyone! Mouse-over to see […]


Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn covering Christmas Vogue 1950

Model Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn photographed by her husband, Irving Penn for the cover of December Vogue 1950. Isn’t this a beautiful photograph? Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from dovima_is_devine_I Edited with BlogPad Pro