Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Midnight Mass

Christmas Morning

Afternoon Sleigh Ride
Pictures by Tasha Tudor

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Honeymooners Christmas

This is my favorite quote from the Honeymooners. I tear up every time I watch it. You can watch it below. The quote starts at 23:10.

Ralph: You know something, sweetheart? Christmas is... well, it's about the best time of the whole year. When you walk down the streets, even for weeks before Christmas comes, and there's lights hanging up, green ones and red ones, sometimes there's snow and everyone's hustling some place. But they don't hustle around Christmastime like they usually do. You know, they're a little more friendlier... they bump into you, they laugh and they say, "Pardon me. Merry Christmas"... especially when it gets real close to Christmas night. Everybody's walking home, you can hardly hear a sound. Bells are ringin', kids are singing, the snow is coming down. And boy what a pleasure it is to think that you've got some place to go to. And that the place that you're going to, there's somebody in it that you really love. Some one you're nuts about. Merry Christmas.
~ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from Prince George

He always looks so much bigger!
This one's my favorite. He has so much personality!

These photos were taken on the steps of Kensington Palace. I just wish there was a family shot!
You can really see both of his parents in his face. He has Kate's eyebrows.

Photos of Christmas' Past

How I wish the streets still looked like this at Christmas time.

Store Window Displays
1910 display

Candy Cane Lane, Marshalls - 1949

The Christmas Tree

Putting on garland

(notice the baby pictures on display underneath the tree)

Holsinger Studio Collection 1890-1938, Charlottesville, VA
Can't tell what they're watching...maybe the Donna Reed Show.
Christmas Morning
Some little kid was very lucky!
Three happy cowboys

Love the room!

Was the pipe a gift??

Hello? Speak up, I'm having trouble hearing you.

Check out the kitchen set!! And her dress :)
All photos were found on Pinterest

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas Inspiration

Here are some beautiful decorating ideas I have found on Pinterest that are a lovely inspiration.

Bell-shaped glass ornaments strung on ribbon and hanging from the window.

Little golden bells, because, 'every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!'
Door decoration. I found some fairly nice plastic ones at Dollar General with glitter edges and ribbons.
A cute felt snowman to hold all your holiday mail.

A kitchen tree.

For the home that doesn't have a real fire place.

This one's almost big enough for Santa to come down!

A pattern to make your own!

A house with Santa's reindeer flying overhead!

Some holiday aprons.

Paper snowflake chain patterns.

How cool would it be to get a telegram from Santa?!

Hope you got all your shopping done!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Vintage Christmas Stockings

My dad and his two brothers still have these :)

All images found via Pinterest