Retro-Modern Christmas

You know how I mentioned that I love coming up with Christmas tree ideas? Well, I really do. Here’s a fun one…

29 Responses to “Retro-Modern Christmas”

  1. kendal croix December 2, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    ooh yes. i love the retro christmas idea.

  2. Amanda December 2, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Will you please do three more!!! I love your Christmas Tree themes!!!

  3. Lisa December 2, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    AAh! i am a mid-century modern fan, with my first married christmas etc. we bought a white tree and are collecting ornaments now for it. i have a VERY similar theme going and i was a little nervous but i feel like i’m on track now! =D beautiful

  4. Valerie December 2, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Very Pretty! ^_^

  5. Erika December 2, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Oooo! I love this! Those Martha Stewart vintage inspired ornaments are so pretty.

    Hopefully we’ll get to see maybe 1 or 2 more tree ideas :)

  6. Eileen December 2, 2010 at 9:31 am #


  7. Danielle@Newlyweds Paradise December 2, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    You never seen candy cane ornaments like that! LOVE IT!

  8. Megan December 2, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    I can’t decide which one I like more! This year, I’m determined to not be bugged by my Christmas decorations. Wheither that is not putting much up, changing it completely or keeping the tree bare, I hope to feel better about it this year!

  9. Angela December 2, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Very cute and inspiring. I love those dew drop ornaments! Check this out –

  10. romeoandjewels December 2, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Love the tree topper but it’s sold out! :( Has anyone seen similar ones with a retro vibe and sparkles?

    • Making it Lovely December 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      Oh, bummer! I think they must have just sold out. Try calling your local store(s) to see if they still have one!

      • romeoandjewels December 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

        No worries! I found it on ebay and just won it for $15 incl shipping! Yay! I’m sooo excited to have it in time for Christmas! It definitely looks like an item that will become our new family heirloom! :) Thanks for posting this awesome collection!

  11. marissa December 2, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    oh man they don’t have any more of the stars, I love that topper and need something like it

  12. Sugar December 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    You are a women after my own heart- I love the glitter with the splash of pink. perfection.

  13. Camellia December 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    I love the silver and white, and the teardrop ornaments are fantastic. Lovely combination.

  14. jbhat December 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I want to marry this tree.


  15. Amanda Wright December 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I bought that tree topper on ebay a few weeks ago for less than retail! I love it because it looks like the one the Abominable Snowman puts on the tree in the claymation Rudolf movie. :)

  16. Ann Wilson December 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Ebay has everything. I don’t like retro so much because I lived through it.
    But this is a beautiful post. Like your new picture, but I really loved the red hair. What’s new with the basement? America wants to know.

  17. Lyzz December 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    I just love the vibe of this inspiration board.

  18. Jen December 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    Love it! And I am so excited because my grandmother just gave me some of her mother’s ornaments, which look like the Martha Stewart ones except they really are vintage!

  19. Gloria December 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    i would’ve normally been vehemently against the idea of a white christmas tree, but now, looking at the photo, i actually kind of dig it! hmmm is it too late to spray paint my tree white?

  20. krp29 December 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Treetopia’s trees are absolutely beautiful… but did you know Rite Aid sells 6′ white Christmas trees for $20? Granted, the don’t have lights built in, and they’re not super tall, but I just bought a 3′ white tree for $10 there and it looks great!! My little white tree looks just like your post now, thanks for sharing :)

  21. Valerie December 3, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    Loving this!

  22. Zandri December 3, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    Retro & pink! What more could a girl ask for? And who would’ve thought a white tree? Completely adore it.

  23. Melissa December 3, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    This is very pretty! Love the colors and mixture of styles.

  24. Amanda Z. December 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    I am a retro christmas girl myself and I love that tree topper! But I absolutely cannot replace the one I have – it is a metal star taken from a dumpster when my very old next door neighbor passed away when I was a kid! Couldn’t believe her family was throwing those treasures away.

  25. Kate from LittleBrightSpot December 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    This is indeed fun. It reminds me of the Sterling Cooper Draper Price Christmas party. Great inspiration!

  26. Jane December 4, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    These Eva Zeisel ornaments are completely lovely:

  27. romeoandjewels December 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    Since the tree topper is sold out, I did some research and came up with these alternatives. I ended up doing a search for moravian stars to get a similar star shape.

    Less 3D but cute shape. With Glitter.

    Similar shape – lights up, no glitter :

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