Vintage inspiration and styling details (Vintage weddings in Lancashire)

I've been trying to do a round up of favourite vintage inspired blog posts for 2011 (see our facebook entries this week) and thought I would send you a link to my ongoing photo gallery full of lovely vintage ideas and inspiration. While a way a few hours in the build up to your New Year celebrations with some gorgeous vintage eye candy from 2011. Enjoy!


Merry Christmas Everyone! (Vintage weddings in Lancashire)

Carole and Carol aka Itsy Bitsy Vintage wish all our likers, followers and clients past and present a very Happy Xmas! Thankyou for supporting our new business in 2011 and we hope that you'll stay in touch for further vintage inspiration and vintage wedding styling throughout 2012. We especially look forward to  providing some stylish vintage Va Va Voom to your special occasions and celebrations.

(now there's a scary vintage santa if ever there was one! You wouldn't want him climbing down your chimney tonight!)


An Itsy Bitsy Vintage Christmas! Vintage baubles and reindeer!

Vintage baubles and decorations bring back such a huge sense of nostalgia for our Christmas's past, we can almost transport ourselves right back to the excitement and wonderment of our childhood. As children of the 1960's, and both born in December, two little Xmas Carols', we're now astonished how scary some of these decorations were. Before the days of health and safety gone mad and lead free paint, we were surrounded by hand painted glass baubles, over heated dickensian lantern Xmas tree lights, and tiny Xmas trees spotted with fake snow. It's so lovely to see that some of the less scary decorations remain and are indeed being treasured again. Although often smaller in scale than our modern day decorations, they bring a wonderful touch of glamour, nostalgia and whimsy to our 21st century Xmas. Pile together collections of hand painted baubles on a mantlepiece or in vintage glass bowls. Tie them to ribbons with a label for tablesetting place names. Hang them from coloured ribbons from the bottom of mantlepieces and shelves, or from a chandelier for an amazing impact.

Chandelier free, I shall be decorating my Itsy Bitsy tabletop Xmas tree with lots of lovely vintage baubles, as my mother did when we were growing up and as her grandmother did. It's my little bit of Xmas family history re-enacted and connects me with generations past. Treasure your collections too.

(Photos by Carol Bean)