Ever been sippin’ on some holiday hot cocoa and thought to yourself, “Gee, I wish I had a mug that truly captures the festive spirit of this drink”? Well, hold onto your mistletoes, because the world of Santa mugs is about to give your Christmas a caffeine kick!
Vintage Santa mugs whisk us away on a retro reindeer ride back to a simpler time. Maybe it’s memories of Grandma’s house, the smell of cookies baking, or perhaps the pure kitsch appeal. These iconic crimson-cheeked, twinkly-eyed Santa’s are the perfect homage to Christmases past. Each mug carries a story, an era, and oodles of charm.
It’s that special time of year again for Christmas traditions to make the season merry and bright! The time when families all over the world come together to celebrate the holidays. For many, that means decorating the tree, stringing up lights, and spending time with loved ones.
There are so many wonderful Christmas traditions that have been enjoyed for generations. While some traditions have fallen by the wayside, others have endured and remain popular today. What matters most is spending time with loved ones and creating new memories that will last a lifetime. Merry Christmas!
Why Traditions Matter
There’s something special about the holiday season. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and everyone is in a good mood. Part of what makes the holidays so magical is all of the traditions that come along with them. From decorating the Christmas tree, shopping for vintage Christmas decorations, baking cookies, to attending holiday parties, these traditions are what make the holidays so unique. But why are traditions so important? Keep reading to find out!
Traditions Bring Families Together
One of the best things about traditions is that they bring families together. I especially enjoy going with my husband, nieces, moms, sister, and brother-in-law out searching for the perfect vintage Christmas decorations at local antique malls. It fills me with nostalgia because I always think about who the person and family were that had these treasures before me, did they also look for these decorations as a family, what were they like and if they passed them down each generation like we do now.
Learn how your passion for mid-century modern can be turned into a hobby with the right knowledge and tools. This Kitschmas 101: The Best Tips to Collecting Mid-Century Christmas guide will teach you how to get started collecting vintage, kitschy holiday decor.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and you know what that means… it’s time to dust off your collection of kitschmas figurines! For the uninitiated, kitschmas figurines are those adorable little statues or trinkets that depict festive scenes or characters.
They’re often made of ceramic or plastic, and they’re just begging to be collected! If you’re new to the world of collecting kitschmas figurines, don’t worry – this guide will teach you everything you need to know.
The first thing you need to know about collecting vintage kitschmas figurines is that there is no wrong way to do it. Items from the 1950s-1960s typically fall into the vintage kitschmas category.
Whether you collect a specific type of figurine (e.g. only snowmen, shiny brite ornaments, tinsel trees, shopper girls, Santa’s, pixie elves, or angels), or you just buy whatever catches your eye, it’s all up to you! There are, however, a few tips and tricks that all collectors should keep in mind.
As the year 2021 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the biggest Pinup fashion, tech, and antiques and collectibles news stories, from the past twelve months. From must-have items of the season to game-changing technological advances, here are some of the highlights that defined 2021. Happy New Year!
Welcome to a festive vintage Christmas treasure hunt through time as we dive into the magical world of mid-century Christmas collectibles from the fabulous 50s and swinging 60s. In this exciting six-part series, we’ll uncover my top vintage finds, discuss manufacturers like Holt Howard, I will reveal insider tips on pricing and sourcing, and help you track down those elusive, rare gems. Here’s a sneak peek of the treasures we’ll be unearthing:
Some photo highlights from the vintage Christmas series below:
About the Vintage Christmas Collecting Series: This six-part series of blog posts and pictures focuses on vintage and Mid-Century Modern Christmas collectibles from the late 1940s-1960s, giving you the insights on starting a collection.
You’ll learn expert tips on prices and where to find these treasures as well as tips for adding to your collection and scoring the rare and hard-to-find pieces. Both new and seasoned collectors will learn new things so they can enjoy collecting vintage Christmas items year-round.