I want an Ugly Sweater

As a lover of Christmas and vintage things, the resurgence of the Ugly Christmas Sweater warms my heart, although I am sure they weren’t always called Ugly Christmas Sweaters and were at one time stylish (and not in an ironic sort of way).

An Ugly Christmas Sweater is on my wish list this year, but not a new one.  I want a true old school vintage sweater, and if it has a 3-D bell or pom-pom, even better!

What do you think of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Trend?  Do you have an Ugly Christmas Sweater?  If so, how do you style it? Share below or on your favorite social media site using #vintageholiday.

Tips for Decorating your Tree


Everyone has their own style of tree and with that their own style of decorating it.  My tree is by no means a designer tree, but I have picked up a few tips over the years to help it pack a little more punch:

  1. Let the Tree Rest– If you have a real tree, let is sit for a day or so before adding the lights and ornaments.  This will let the limbs fall into their final place so there aren’t any holes created later on.
  2. Create Depth– Make sure to place some ornaments towards the center of the tree and some on the ends of the limbs to create more depth to the eye.
  3. Use Coordinating Ornaments– Your ornaments don’t have to match, and in my opinion shouldn’t, but they should coordinate in coloring and style to be most visually appealing.
  4. Wrap Each Branch in Lights– It takes quite a bit of time, so take breaks, but wrapping each branch in lights instead of just draping them will allow the tree to shine like a pre-lite tree.  Trust me its worth it!

What tips do you have for decorating your tree?  Share them in the comments below or on your favorite social media site using #vintageholidays.


Celebrating Thanksgiving is a special time of the year.  It is a time where we can express how grateful we are for the blessings we have in our life and eat AMAZING food till we are ready to pop (plus the second round of turkey sandwiches, anyone?).

Most people spend Thanksgiving with their families, but we can all learn a thing or two from the show FRIENDS and celebrate with the friends in our lives too.

Each year, my friends and I celebrate the big turkey day with our families, but either the weekend before or after we come together and celebrate Friendsgiving.  This special holiday lets us celebrate being friends and all the memories we made throughout the year.  I am very lucky to have a support system and great friends, especially living away from home.  I am thankful for them every day!

Do you celebrate Friendsgiving? Let me know in the comments below or on your favorite social media site using #vintageholidays.