Wednesday, December 23, 2015

༺ O, Christmas Tree ༻

Vintage 1950's Christmas outfit | Lavender & Twill 

Holly and Gold vintage 1950's style | Lavender & Twill

Dreaming of a vintage Christmas | Lavender & Twill

Wearing Erstwilder's Deck the Halls Brooch and vintage accessories | Lavender & Twill

Dreaming of a vintage Christmas | Lavender & Twill

Holly and Gold vintage 1950's style | Lavender & Twill

Vintage 1950's Christmas outfit | Lavender & Twill

I haven’t been around much to talk about it, but this year I’ve been sooo excited for Christmas!! ゚:*✧・ヽ‘‘\(*≧▽≦)ノシ・✧*:゚

We {the children and I} set up our Christmas tree in the last week of November, and while we used to have a strict “First of December” tree tradition, I really liked setting it up earlier!

It helped me to get into the fun and festivities before all the stress and bustle exploded, so I’ve actually been able to really enjoy our tree and the Christmas decorations we put up this year. Plus, in the past with all the said busyness, the amount of times the tree hasn’t been set up until the second, or even the third week{!}, of December has happened quite frequently. And by that time, it hardly seems worth the hassle, and just becomes another stress point on the massive To Do list!

Which is a rather long winded way to explain that I’ll be setting up our tree at the end of November from now on.  Hehehee.

Also, Christmas outfits!! I’ve posted variations of my Christmas outfit on my Instagram featuring the skirt, but it was actually only half of my planned outfit!

I’ve spent the last one and half days frantically sewing my blouse, and the other half of the day whipping together the GIANT bow at the back, the bow shoe clips, and the not~really~a~whimsy~but~sort~of fascinator thing on my head…

At which point you are probably thinking “Ugh, why would you even bother to do that? So silly…” but I just. can’t. help. it! I make plans and then I’m all “I must do it! That is what I have decided to do, so I have to! Clearly!!” (ಠ_ಠ) *determinedface*

But I did get it done, and no, it didn’t go down in a heaping pile of flames, surprisingly enough.

I was really inspired by Tanith’s {Tanith Rowan Designs} 12 month Bring Back the Whimsy series and wanted to create my own whimsy. But the two craft shops that I went to ~ both of them had no millinery supplies at all… Just “hat elastic”… ( ̄。 ̄;) 

So I had to make do and use some white tulle instead of the hat veiling I was planning on ~ it didn’t quite have the effect I was going for, but I did really like the red rhinestones I stuck to the front. I thought they looked quite pretty.

I didn’t receive the Christmas shoes I bought online in time, so when I was making the giant bow for the back of the skirt, I quickly whipped up some shoe clips out of the same fabric to make some “Christmas” shoes. I am so glad I did that, ‘coz now I also have a pair of hair bows in the same fabric as my blouse for another time!

Speaking of, this blouse must be my Christmas gift ~ it’s the first pattern I’ve ever tried grading and I seriously had no idea what I was doing but somehow it worked out perfectly. Say whut??

I’ll leave you with that teaser ~ the rest is for the stitching stories post ~ *le gasp* next year! (ô  д  ô)

Oh man ~ that happened way too fast! The last half of this year just accelerated by!! As they do….

I suppose I had better wind up this rather rambling missive then, and leave you all with many best wishes for the holidays ~ ☆ヽ(*^ー^)人(^ー^*)ノ


☆ Season's Greetings! ☆ | Lavender & Twill

Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year! I wish you all the joy and cheer of the holiday season, and I’ll see you next year!




P.S. ~ I’ll be doing a tour of my other Christmas decorations on Instagram if you want to check them out too!  :D

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Holly Bow Fascinator Come Whimsy | Me Made, 2015
Deck the Halls Brooch | Erstwilder {sold out}
Gold Holly Peasant Blouse | Me Made, 2015
The Red Christmas Skirt | Sammy Dress
Hoop Petticoat | eBay
Vintage Ruched Gloves | eBay
Snowy Lattice Knee-Hi | Old
Santa Cruz Beach Heel | Modcloth, Old

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