Faded Memories

Photo by David Land

This year, for a quiet holiday small gathering, go back in time with vintage holiday decor. Whether it's vintage victorian glass ornament balls, or more recent like a 1950s tinsel laden trees.




All Bubbly and Bright


Lights in your tree or around your home can also share that vintage vibe with these bubble lights. Designed to mimic the effect of a candle, yet with added pizzazz of bubbles, these popular lights from the 1940s and 50s are ready for revival.





Tune In


For vintage entertainment, bring in a working vintage radio to play classic Christmas carols. Or, find a relative facsimile that you can control through Bluetooth.





Hot Buttered Rum


Vintage and warm and toasty, this hot buttered rum will bring back warm memories of sitting around the fire.


Ingredients


3 cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

2 cups light brown sugar

1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter

2 quarts water

2 cups spiced rum

Whipped Cream optional

Ground nutmeg optional


Instructions


Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, brown sugar, butter, water, and rum to the crockpot and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.