Yes, we are back in the 1960s. Isn't it so pretty? Like every other trend, holiday decorating goes in cycles, and the current one is less about red and green and more about sparkle and shine. As you can see from this series of photos (everything available in the shop, of course) I am leaning towards soft shades of turquoise warmed up with aged gold.
It has taken some time to track down all these vintage holiday items. Most of it is from the 1950s-60s and when I see it at estate sales, I pounce. It's not that I don't like red and green anymore. It's that this cool aqua palette is a little more unique. I don't see it very often. And it calls up Roy Orbison's 1963 Christmas tune, "Pretty Papers of Blue".
To experiment, take your favorite color, and use it in varying shades. Add some bling, some evergreen, and voila! You will be amazed at how the holiday spirit shines through no matter the hue.
Click on each pic for shopping information. Photos by Renn Kuhnen.