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Americana Christmas Decorations
- A Christmas decoration is any of several types of decorations used at Christmastime. The traditional colours of Christmas are pine green (evergreen), snow white, and heart red. Blue and white are often used to represent winter, or sometimes Hanukkah, which occurs around the same time.
- Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.
- Americana is a 1992 British documentary series which was presented by Jonathan Ross, co-written with Jack Barth. The three-part series explored American culture and was aired in the United Kingdom in December 1992. The titles of the three editions were "Fat", "Dumb" and "Rich".
- any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
- Things associated with the culture and history of America, esp. the United States
americana christmas decorations - Christmas,1940-1959: A
Christmas,1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone will appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. With many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and a price guide, this book will be thoroughly enjoyed by collectors, holiday enthusiasts, historians, and anyone fascinated with Christmas itself.
DO YOU THINK SANTA WILL GIVE ME A NEW BRAIN FOR CHRISTMAS?
I'm still recovering after a 31 hour attack so I lost all of Friday and effectively today as I have laid on the couch willing the wretched vertigo to go away. Wouldn't wish Narcolespy on my Ex, mind as he never believed I was a narcoleptic, HIS brain really wouldn't know what had hit him! So, back to my Chrissie decorations. This is besides my computer and I have a third tree above my computer but as I had run out of fairy lights I ain't photographing it! These two trees are from the 1940's and are extremely fragile so I don't actually take the lights and decorations off them anymore. The ice skates on the left I paid $5 for (Ebay where else) and I got them as they are from 1934 when my Dad was born. Because they stood still for long enough I painted them with snowmen. The white skates I got from a friend in Queensland who used to buy a lot of my artwork. Her daughter is a very good ice dancer and she sent me a pair of her daughter's boots she had outgrown which I thought was sooooo sweet of her. I love it when night falls as it really makes for a cosy corner.
The 50 Foot Woman picks her christmas tree
The 50 Foot Woman gets her Christmas decorations early this year.
americana christmas decorations
Even now that we're all grown up, we can't help but look back on our childhood holidays and hope to recapture that elusive spirit of joyful anticipation. Celebrating Christmas is so often about nostalgia. With a nod and a wink to the days of Christmas past, It's a Wonderful Christmas presents classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-20th-century America.
Bubbler lights and glow-in-the-dark icicles. Catalogues crammed with toys. Norad bulletins tracking Rudolph's red nose through the nighttime sky. Along with hundreds of such quintessentially American illustrations, author Susan Waggoner stocking-stuffs her lively text with fascinating bits of information, lore, and lists. Wonder what the all-time most popular Christmas song is? How the tradition of the department store Santa got started? The answers are here. Loaded with images of vintage Christmas cards, wrapping paper, magazine ads, Lionel toy trains, and more, all in full color, this charming book will appeal to anyone who associates Christmas with home movies, "The Chipmunk Song," and Santa relaxing with an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola.