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Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s Hardcover – November 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584799234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584799238
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Waggoner has written numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including STC’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas, Under the Tree, Christmas Memories, and, with Robert Markel, Cocktail Hour, Vintage Cocktails, and Make Mine Vodka. Waggoner lives in New York City.

Customer Reviews

It brings back so many great memories!
A. Brown
Also other craft ideas and vintage holiday candy recipes...great to get you in that holiday spirit...
MyraMae
I borrowed this book from the library to preview, and have come back to purchase the book.
Andrea Winchester

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ana on December 1, 2011
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I was so excited about this book, having read the description and seen the cover, but i must admit i am pretty disappointed. There is a ton of text, and just not enough pictures, for this style of book, and the photos and layout it does have are not very inspiring. Martha Stewart's take on vintage christmas crafts are head over heels above what is in this book. The author's other books are so fun and colorful, so i was expecting more of the same, but it feels as if this book was thrown together to get it out before the holidays. Who wants to read long descriptions of christmas tree styles and ornaments from the different eras with so few photos or accompanying graphics? On sale, not a bad book, just not a great one..
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rose on July 12, 2012
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The content is great so do not get me wrong BUT if it is pictures, examples, how-to's then DO NOT get this book. There may be about 20 or 30 or less clip art pictures.

If that is what your looking for then I would recommend DOVER Books (unbelievably low prices) online....which seemed to be this source for this book (although not for sure).

I always worry when they don't want to share "more" on the "LOOK INSIDE"...and even with what they do show it seems to give the impression that more clip-art or photo examples are included...which they are not...really....slightly disappointing...for what I was looking for/expecting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Winchester on June 6, 2012
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I borrowed this book from the library to preview, and have come back to purchase the book. Not only are the pictures enjoyable, but the text is very clearly written and informative. Some reviewers were disappointed by the supposed lack of pictures, but I wanted more than just a collection of pretty pictures. This book provides a decade by decade profile from the 1920's to the 1960's with a description of social, political and economic factors that influenced design in Christmas decorations. I find such information to greatly enhance my appreciation of all things vintage.

As an unexpected bonus, the author includes several recipes of vintage treats to eat such as Mackinac Island Fudge, Caramels, etc. Of course there are also directions on how to create one's own vintage style decorations.

I am happy to add this book to my personal collection, and will now investigate others from this series. Bravo to author Susan Waggoner!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MAGGIE on November 28, 2011
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I purchased this book as a gift for one of the women in my family. We looked through the book and got a kick out of looking back.............had forgotten some of the items that we reviewed. It was heartwarming.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Wallace McMillan on January 6, 2012
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Once again, the author has struck the right chord for me in my quest for all things "vintage" --I was fortunate to grow up in the late 40' and 50's, so all of the old references and images really resonate with me. Many hours of enjoyable reading and remembering.
Wallace McMillan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MyraMae on March 4, 2012
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I love vintage Christmas items....and Christmas books, so this book was a nice melding of the two. This book focuses on the period between the 1920's and the 1960's so you can have a lovely, retro, holiday. Nice, pictures, an "art portfolio" section of images suitable for copying for crafts and cards. Also other craft ideas and vintage holiday candy recipes...great to get you in that holiday spirit...
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Susan Waggoner is an author who has written many books such as It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965, Under the Tree: The Toys and Treats That Made Christmas Special, 1930-1970, Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s, etc.

She explains about this 2011 book, "[The book] came about after several years of looking at old Christmas catalogues, old Christmas cards, and old family photos... What I saw was a wonderful world of memory, loaded to the gills with decorations no longer made. I wanted them badly. And I didn't want the tattered, torn, and faded items that had survived in someone's attic. I wanted to see them as they might have looked when they were new. To I decided to try to make them for myself. This book is the result of those efforts..." (Pg. 7)

She notes, "Trees of the '20s were round and fat, so full that to get the desired girth people often bought a tree that was taller than the room it was intended for and lopped off the top. The practice was so common that tree toppers played no part in many homes, which were expensive and consumed large amounts of electricity. Despite the lack of lights, trees of this era had impressive dazzle and a distinctive charm all their own. Balls and glass ornaments were less numerous but more distinctive than those of today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Warner on February 10, 2012
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The book came in great condition and was just as advertised. I have ordered from this series before and each book I get to add to the collection is a wonderful selection of Christmas memories from my childhood.
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