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…

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  • kendal croix
    December 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    ooh yes. i love the retro christmas idea.

  • Amanda
    December 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

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

  • 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

  • Valerie
    December 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Very Pretty! ^_^

  • 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 :)

  • Eileen
    December 2, 2010 at 9:31 am


  • Danielle@Newlyweds Paradise
    December 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

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

  • 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!

  • Angela
    December 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Camellia
    December 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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

  • jbhat
    December 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I want to marry this tree.


  • 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. :)

  • 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.

  • Lyzz
    December 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I just love the vibe of this inspiration board.

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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 :)

  • Valerie
    December 3, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Loving this!

  • 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.

  • Melissa
    December 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Jane
    December 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

    These Eva Zeisel ornaments are completely lovely:

  • 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 :