I never plan to do anything to the bedroom for Christmas, but it never fails, I get inspired by something.
This year, I found myself obsessing over retro aluminum Christmas trees. I was not lucky enough to find an older one, maybe because they are highly collectible and expensive, but ran across this small one from the late 1980s, and it works for me!
Since the walls are green, I really didn't want to use more green, so this is just perfect, and adds some sparkle.
Everything on the dresser is vintage including the painting, an original by my late uncle, Montana native Rex Thrower who painted many beautiful western scenes. This one is from 1967 and certainly fits with my retro theme.
I left the tree unadorned, just placing some vintage Shiny Brite ornaments in a silver tray.
I decided the boxes were so cool, I would stack them and leave them out. Who would have thought boxes would be collectible? The "American Made" label reminds me of bustling downtowns, 5 & dime stores, and American factories making goods and supporting families. Sadly, all of that has been replaced by Made in China, malls, empty, crumbling factories and Walmart. I digress...
I inherited the vintage mink cape from a relative and thought it would, again, be a reminder of days gone by.
Another original painting from 1965 takes center stage above my great grandfather's drop leaf table. A lamp my grandmother painted, and vintage wood box all sitting on an antique scarf from Iran.
Vintage Shiny Brite and tinsel snuggle in an antique sterling compote.
I simply draped tinsel with silver and pearl beads, accented with a pink Shiny Brite ornament behind the bed. I thought it was sweet, but my dear husband thought it just might be too girly, lol.
I am still loving the antique iron bed I restored this spring. I have not, however, been happy with the height of the mattress because I think it looks too modern, and the bed is just too high. Well, my mother apparently agreed with me and bought us a smaller size box springs for Christmas which will be delivered today, lol! See, I am so practical that way:-) I can't wait to see how it looks. I'd love to have a down mattress topper now too.
Just a few retro touches give the bedroom a more nostalgic feel. And isn't that what we all want at Christmas?
I'll be joining: