December 9, 2012

Flickr Favourites: December 9, 2012

 

{Vintage white Xmas shopper girl ~ kittykatdancexox}



{Christmas Ornament ~ BrocadeMoon27}



{Xmas vintage card ~ jancureall}



{White cat in snow ~ Daisyree Bakker}



{Vintage threads stored in glass jars ~ freudianslipsvintage}



{Shadow Box Shrine ~ BrocadeMoon27}







{Pink Deer ~ kittykatdancexox}



{Pink gingerbread house ~ sweetopia*}


{All images above are from Flickr. To learn more about a specific image, please click on its title to be taken to its respective Flickr page.}


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The winter holidays bring with them a certain sense of sweetness that transcends the towering stacks of cookies, steaming mugs of cocoa, and abundance of classic candy canes. Amidst the hustle and bustle, the whirl and thrill of this joyful time of the year, which can often bring frayed nerves and fallen pine needles in spades, the beauty and spirit of the season shines through. It is delicate yet immortally strong, elegant and comforting.

Red and green might be the most iconic Christmas colours these days, but there are times when one feels the pull of December's gentle nature and longs to surround themselves instead with paler hues, say of pink, aqua, and white instead. These colours compliment the kind-hearted nature of Christmas, the tidings of goodwill, and the smiles that flow like warm mulled cider all through the month of December.

Sitting here this morning, sixteen days before the twenty-fifth, a powdery grey sky and skin tickling icy breeze outside my window, it is not so much visions of sugarplums, but instead of confectionary hued holiday decor, cheerful Christmas melodies, and the unmatched sweetness of the season that are dancing through my head. As such, I wanted to share some of these feelings through photos and vintage images with you on this fine December day.

May each moment of this magical month glisten and abound with the sweetness, serenity, and beauty that flow through today's Christmassy Flickr Favourites for every one of us.

28 comments:

  1. Oh, my...that cat with two different color eyes is so beautiful! And I just adore vintage typewriters. :-) Great choices, Jessica!

    And I hope your weekend has been great!

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  2. I love the pink typewriter! And the vintage threads. Lovely colors!

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  3. My dearest Jessica, I love all the words you've written about December. I would like that my English is good enough to write in similar words. But unfortunately it's not. So I enjoy your words the more. You've chosen such wonderful pastel coloured pictures from Flickr and I'm going to visit the original pages now directly.

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  4. I am absolutely in love with vintage typewriters at the moment and that pink one is ridiculously cute!

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  5. Lovely pictures you chose! I especially love the white cat (because he looks exactly like mine, although mine has two yellow eyes). The gingerbread house is also very nice: great inspiration for the houses I will make with my little daughters this week! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Liz

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  6. Lovely photos. Even though Christmas in Australia is in the height of Summer it is and always has been for me a magical time.

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  7. That white cat with mixed colored eyes is totally awesome! I've always wanted a cat like that. Haven't found one yet. You have a lot of pretty feminine items here.

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  8. I have that same vintage shopper girl! I'm so glad there are more out there!

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  9. Everything is so pretty! I love those reindeers! Gosh Christmas rocks doesnt it!!?? Happy Sunday darling!!! xox

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  10. Pastel Christmas colours say 1950s atomic festive cheer to me! Gorgeous pictures :)

    Ruby xx

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  11. What a beautifully written post, Jessica. :) And i adore every single one of these images, especially the pink deer, the pink typewriter, and the gorgeous white kitty cat! I just want to hug her and keep her warm. I agree with you about the colors also. I've associated red and green with Christmas since i was a child, but the older i get, the more i love the ice blue, the white and the pastel pink. Lovely, soft, joyful colors.

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  12. Jessica, I'm a longtime reader of your blog, and I wanted to ask: You've mentioned in the past that you're a poet. Is there any possibility that you could share some of your work with us?

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi Ashlee,

      Thank you very much for your comment and request. I'm sincerely touched that you'd like to read some of my poetry and will add a post on that topic to my blogging schedule for early 2013 (most likely in February some time).

      Thank you again & have a beautiful holiday season,
      ♥ Jessica

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  13. I wish I had such talent with ginger bread house making...I seem to lack the patience to elaborately deck one out such as what you have posted! Once I am finished with finals, I plan on getting to work and baking roughly 200 traditional Czech Christmas cookies...I will call that accomplishment enough! Though one of these days, I should try my hand again at that gingerbread...

    Thank you for sharing such lovely images!

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  14. What sweet pictures. I love them all but the vintage threads in the glass jars captured my heart.

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  15. Awww, the Christmas kitty is so CUTE. As for that pink typewriter... gaaah. Want.
    All the pink and cream in these images really is sweet! Now I feel the need for some coconut ice. Yum!

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  16. Such lovely pictures! I adore pale pink - funnily enough, I never associate it with Christmas, but I suppose it does have a wintery feel to it, especially paired with snowy white.

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  17. Oh dear, I remember those vintage threads, lol. I'm just hoping the ones my mum had were already old by the time I saw them.
    The cat has amazing eyes.

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  18. I really like the idea of a pink frosted christmas. And that kitty's eyes! One blue, one green on a white cat? That is so pretty!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks for your candy store pink post! I love everyone of those images and the soft, calm feeling they give. I simply adore those pink reindeer and the typewriter...which are sadly becoming so outdated. As a teenager I spent many hours tapping away on an old 1960s b
    Luke one for creative writing competitions and the like...fond memories. xxx Shauna

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  20. Very nicely put and very sweet selections. I love that cat with the different coloured eyes, it's very cute indeed!

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  21. Season's Greetings Jessica!

    Gosh, you've done some really lovely posts recently - these images are really fun. Princess Pin Curls just posted about having a pink Christmas tree, really cute.

    Also, I liked that long post about how to start wearing vintage and meant to comment at the time but got sucked into work a bit over the last few weeks and have a lot of blog reading to catch up on! (Saving that for next week, with mince pies and cosy slippers)

    I think one thing that people should remember when trying out a new 'style' is to stay true to what they really like underneath it all. I love vintage fashion, and have occasionally got sucked into wearing something because it was part of an era that I liked, rather than me loving the item itself, if that makes sense. I think because you like one era in general, it doesn't mean you have to like all of it specifically! I don't like to wear florals, with a few exceptions. So, while I love a 1940's tea dress, I am never going to wear floral ones. I think it's sometimes easy to get lost a bit when trying to get into vintage.

    Anyway, hope you are having a bit of festive fun in the lead up to the holidays, and thank you for all you kind comments recently - so sorry I haven't always replied, doesn't my employer know it's nearly Christmas?!

    Porcelina xx

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    1. Hi sweet gal, happiest season's greetings to you, too. Thank you very much for your comment, it's always a wonderful treat to hear from you. I understand completely - things are a swarm of festive activity on this end at the moment, too.

      I appreciate that you raised that point about finding your own style voice within an era (or eras). I love the 40s as a whole, but usually am not a fan of the shoulder pads seen in some earlier garments of that decade (they can look splendid on others, but rarely work on my figure), so I likely wouldn't purchase a piece with them (unless they could safely be removed).

      Thank you again for your Christmas wishes and "catching up" comment. I hope you're able to have oodles of fun this season, too.

      ♥ Jessica

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  22. I also was thinking of bringing in purple and pink into my apartment this christmas. Let's see how that goes or if I will stick to red, gold and green. The gingerbread house is lovely! Such crafty people out there!

    Wishing you a great week!
    Annie

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  23. Great selection choice, once again- what lovely taste you have!

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  24. Lovely white cat...
    Enjoy your day !

    Pierre

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  25. I love the cat with the Bowie eyes!

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  26. Ooh, I adore your pastel Christmas. I love the white cat and the vintage yarn in jars. :)

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Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, questions, and opinions with me. I read and sincerely appreciate each comment I receive - they brighten my day like rays of sparkling sunshine.

♥ Jessica