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Christmas Nostalgia for Craft Stores

In my recent pilgrimage to one of the happiest places I can think of (Michaels Craft Store), I stumbled upon perhaps one of the greatest treasure troves of retro-inspired home decor. Aptly titled the Jingle Jolly Way collection, (primarily manufactured by Ashland decoratives), this Michael’s exclusive offers a delicate nostalgia for a midcentury Christmas experience. Pair these home accents with a warm batch of cookies, a flour-dusted apron, some family, and a good gallon of egg nog by the fire and you’re sure to have the most remarkable retro holiday ever. Some of our favorites are:


Still can’t get enough? Retro inspiration for the season is palpable across the market. Vermont Coutry Store and similar online retailers alike have found success in sales of classic ceramic tabletop trees such as these: Nostalgic Trees!

It seems that thematically, the recreations of the classics are made with the same materials with very few changes to the overall product. For instance, the ceramic trees are still made of ceramic as opposed to a newer or synthetic contemporary, which is considerably authentic. For the Jingle Jolly Way collection, these are modeled after color schemes popular from midcentury culture, while opting to use newer materials. Turquoise and red pay homage to the classic red and green of the holiday season while tributing some pastels back to the 1950s.

We are delighted to bring the retro back into the traditions of christmas (and all the other holidays too!)

It is such a busy and festive time of year no matter what our darling readers celebrate. But from us to you, may your days be merry and bright!



For over 8 amazing years, it has been an experience, a pleasure, and a journey to be a revivalist. I love all things retro and antique. Writing has been a passion of mine since middle school and throughout my professional career. For all those who are inspired to be vintage, challenge the norms in the name of tradition! We write for a better, more inspired tomorrow <3

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