This year, my inspiration comes from a variety of sources.
Retro tablecloths from the 50s
Christmas cards from the 40s-50s
Festive red bells
Red/white candy striped packaging
People that take "retro" a bit far..
and two of the covers from the 2009 December issue of Martha Stewart Living.
This year, we’re going what I call “simple retro” for the holidays.
The color scheme for this year will be what you see here on the blog; teal and red (with some sparkle of silver). I love the color combination and it does scream mid century modern! My goal, however is to not to have the décor be garish or obnoxious. Rather, I’m shooting for a blend of ‘remember when’ and simple elegance with that retro flair.
In our home, holiday decorating takes place the day after Thanksgiving. David will likely be out shopping, I’ll have the movie “White Christmas” playing in the background whileI busy myself with putting up the tree, and putting up decorative touches around the house. My goal is always to have it done in a day, but it never seems to work that way!
I’ll keep you posted on progress after Thanksgiving. For now, I’m still working on my plan.