So I asked Baz at the Atomic Indy blog to see if some of his friends would share some mid-century Christmas inspiration.
They really came through. Their photos included some beautiful decorations -- ornaments, centerpieces, trees and even some homemade garland.
And these folks really showed off their creativity. Make sure you read to the end of the post so you can see a fantastic black-light aluminum tree project!
Capree's tree (at right) is one the prettiest I've seen this season. I was so pleased she let me use the photo.
She also had a very cool to centerpiece (at left) on her dining room table. It just screams mid-century style and is so sleek.
Beth Pesacov Avant from the HipMamaB blog posted photos of some of her amazing DIY projects.
These fun "snowflake" dots (at left) are labels hung on fishing wire. Beth used white and silver so they sparkle in front of glass.
She also hung these paper doves above her fireplace. She found them at Paper Source. You punch them out, connect them and hang.
You can get more info about both of Beth's projects here.
Maryanna Axson gave me permission to use this photo of her fun aluminum Christmas tree, complete with a color wheel (see it in the lower left of the tree). I love her modern drapes and her mid-century ornaments.
Haley and Steve Lewis, who write about their mid-century remodeling adventures at Gresham Butte Rummer Fun!, posted some amazing photos of their tree.
They had so many lovely photos that I had trouble choosing one. But I eventually settled on the two below because they also show off Haley and Steve's beautiful home.
"We decided to try homemade, phosphorescent ornaments with Black Light projected onto the tree," Tom said. "This falls into our concept for the house of, 'Modern, inspired by the past.'"
Isn't this fun? I just love it.
Thanks to Tom, Capree, Beth, Maryanna, Haley & Steve for giving me permission to use all their fantastic photos. And thanks of course to Baz for bringing me into contact with these generous folks.
Please come back and visit us later today when we'll show off some vintage ornaments for sale on Etsy.