Countdown to Christmas begins today!


Hello everyone! Welcome to Year 5 of the Countdown to Christmas where I highlight holiday kitsch, retro images, a daily What I'm Listening To, and maybe an appearance of an Ugly Christmas sweater/outfit.

Let's begin with a classic - the macaroni Christmas tree.

Combining my Countdown with the X-mas Art Challenge 2016 over at deansdigest.wordpress.com. Day 1 prompt is "You in a Xmas Jumper"



There is also a holiday countdown going on at weallsew.com featuring holiday project tutorials and giveaways.


Pattern of the Day is a 1950 Simplicity children snow outfits in,  of course, red and green.

What I'm listening to - Carpenters Christmas Portrait, a favorite in my collection of rescued CDs.

There might be a recipe of two from the 1950 Ford Treasury of Famous Recipes from Famous Eating Places.

These rare green spotted ceramic elves sold for over $100 on shopgoodwill.com, a treasure trove for vintage holiday goods.

More kitsch to follow as we count down to Christmas.

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