Speaking of yummy temptations, I’ve got something tasty and delicious for you today. As is the case with many of you, I am a total and complete sucker for vintage images, especially when it comes to the holidays. One look at the Christmas Past collection from Graphic 45 and I am thrust into my grandma Edvalson’s bedroom where she would primp and prime herself for our annual holiday trip to the Bamboo, the Chinese restaurant where my grandparents had courted, followed by a walk through nearby Christmas Village in my hometown of Ogden, Utah.
As we waited for her to put the finishing touches on her ensemble, she would let me pick out which clip-on earrings she would wear, allowing me to touch the vast sea of shiny, shimmering, glimmering jewels in the heavy wooden box that was gushing over with opulently long strings of beads and pinky pastel cameos. When I lifted the lid, it opened up to expose shelves, drawers, and hidden pockets chock full of colorful layers of pins, earrings, hair combs, and rings the size of small birds.
As my fingers precariously landed on every pretty option, she’d suggest colors that would match her outfit, waiting to put on the perfect shade of bright lipstick once the earrings had been clipped neatly in place. When she’d chosen a stole to put around her shoulders, grabbed her gloves and her purse, I knew that it was then that our evening of magic together would begin.
Magic seems to be a befitting word for this collection as well. Check it:
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy
Yearning for Christmases past,
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