I love to watch old films durning the holidays. It’s very cold outside here and although we don’t get snow here except once a decade, the water in the bird bath was frozen solid this morning. So it’s time to stoke the fire in the fireplace and pop the popcorn. Here are my 10 favorite old Holiday movies, in no particular order.
The His-n-Hers apron pattern (most are written as “Mr. & Mrs. Aprons” on the pattern envelope) appears here and there in the timeline of vintage sewing patterns. It looks like a cute idea, but my question is, did men actually wear their matching aprons? I don’t remember my dad EVER wearing any apron, even to sling bbq sauce and burn meat on the backyard grill. Could we get our modern day Daddy-O’s to wear them now?
Was the idea that you were supposed to wear them together when you hosted a cook out? And judging by the envelope pattern artwork, was it to mark you as the official Host & Hostess at the more formal home parties? Did the guys actually pitch in to make the canapés?
The Holiday Christmas season always brings out my inner elf. I have a brand new baby nephew and I’m so excited to be able to make baby gifts again. My family has gone a few years without any small children about, just older (sullen, morose) teens and adults, so my little nephew is a very welcome addition. I love the old vintage craft patterns. There’s something timeless about them, like these stuffed toys from Advance circa 1940s:
And how about these funny elf dolls:My grandmother made me a Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy pair when I was in kindergarten. I loved those dolls. I don’t know if the instruction sheet said to, but she used a kind of fabric paint to draw hearts on their chests.
Or if you like knitting, here’s a Gnome and Santa doll:
And if you aren’t busy enough during the holidays, why not whip up some home decor…
Then if you haven’t collapsed by Christmas, you can get in the kitchen and bake the perfect Christmas Dinner.