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7 Retro Christmas Decorations that Stand Out in Style

Fri 06 Dec 2013

Want to go all-out on the retro factor at Christmas? We take a look at some of the most excellently vintage festive decorations from around the web.

Caroline Zoob Etched Snowflake Bauble

These baubles put me in mind of Victorian silvered glassware, and are almost too stylish to just keep for Christmas. Although they look metallic, they are surprisingly light. Their mottled surface maintains a vintage look that’s glamourous without being overly “bling.”

Glass Fox Hanging Decoration by Lisa Angel Homeware and Gifts

These adorable foxes appear in sepia, smoked, and milk glass, and beg to be displayed as a trio. They come in a cutely-decorated box and boast a bold 50s retro appeal. Display these strategically to reflect sunlight or the sparkle of Christmas tree lights.

Festive Friends Paper Animals by I Love Retro

These make-at-home animals are easily assembled in 5-10 minutes each with glue, a ruler, and a pair of scissors. A lovely present for kids or crafty grown-ups who you suspect may like to relive the fun of childhood projects.  They’re made from 100% recycled card, too.

John Lewis Glitter Rose Tree Decoration

This sumptuous turquoise silk rose is enhanced with gold dust and macro-glitter sparkle highlights. In both colour combination and style, this is a very 1950s decoration that will add retro appeal to your tree. A clip fastening means it will rest on the tree’s branches rather than hanging down.

Set of 8 Vintage Glass Sweet Tree Decorations from Elfmade

This wonderfully nostalgic decoration set captures the translucent appeal of the traditional boiled sweetie. Again, glass decorations, hung in the right location, will create a magical effect by reflecting either sunlight or fairy lights.

Cup Cake Hanging Decoration by Sage Decor

With more than a little irony, Sage Décor bring the ultimate retro icon – the cupcake, into a festive bauble format. This iridescent pink cupcake features tiny embroidered beads to look like confectionary sprinkles.

Sir Arthur Liberty Christmas Decoration by Liberty

This quirky decoration ticks a lot of on-trend boxes with its fin-de-siecle appeal and curlicued golden frame. The frame is in fact blown glass, making this a quality bauble that will last for many Christmasses. Best displayed with the department store’s complimentary Lady Liberty decoration.

Written by Penny Tristram