There are times in life that you get more than you bargained for, and my Perfect Vintage Christmas has been one of those moments. When I organised this challenge for you, I thought it would be a great way to get you all into the holiday mood with the chance to meet some great vintage sellers and have the chance to win a beautiful prize. I hadn’t expected to get such a great gift myself.
Going through all the entries to this contest (and there have been a lot), has really touched me. All of the thought, effort and love you put into your Christmas preparations is evident; yet most of all it seems that you, my delightful readers, have captured the spirit of Christmas. The simplicity, joy and love that the season is all about. In fact you all left me a bit misty eyed and feeling warm and fuzzy, so going through these entries to choose a winner is a bitter sweet task.
Although there can only be one winner, I’m going to post the links to some of these great entries for you to share and enjoy their blogs too, by way of thank you and in the spirit of sharing.
Here are some of the great entries:
Gen Kitten’s delightful Polyvore set includes the perfect dress for Christmas in Australia.
Ashleah’s romantic Polyvore set. I just love the little dolly!
Emma Aime talks about her Perfect Vintage Christmas and gives some good ideas on how to achieve yours.
Heather give us her entry via Polyvore and even remembers the Christmas apron!
Weenatron reminds us of the importance of lipstick under the mistletoe.
Tiddleywink ( a Verbivore – gotta love that!) reminisces about the Christmases of her childhood.
Andi B Goode shows me things I never knew I could need, but now know to be vintage Christmas essentials. A vintage colour wheel!
Jennifer’s post took me on a romantic journey that had me almost smelling the pine trees. (Yes, we’ll wave a word count, it’s so lovely)
Deer Face shares some of her beautiful one of a kind artwork.
Wearing History describes a Christmas dinner I’d kill to be at and gives me a good case of jealousy over her amazing car!
Harbour Master cooks a vintage feast in style!
Well I used to be a Lady took a turn on Santa’s knee.
The Dizzy Dame made me wish for snow.
Retro Jet Girl not only wrote me into her Perfect Christmas but drew me too!
A Wild Tea Party baked us up a storm before trimming the tree and watching Christmas movies.
Livin Vintage got dolled up to create a vintage treat.
Paige Turner takes us back to basic for a family Christmas.
Julia creates a little stop motion animation of Christmas for you to enjoy.. I can’t wait to see how this ends!
Alice Jean’s delightful Christmas cake recipe along with vintage Christmas montage and music.
But here I come to a dilemma. I am faced with two entries that are just perfection.
The two finalists are…
Smelling Skunk for this piece:
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through vintage web
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.ed;
Silk stockings were hung over the heater with care,
In hopes that matching garter-belts soon would be there;
Blog readers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While new swimsuit visions danced in their heads;
And pappa in his nightshirt, and I in elation,
Were tucked up in bed with an evening libation,
When up from the laptop there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter—
And what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a marvellous website from the south hemisphere!
As I reached out my mouse-hand, and gave it a click,
Super Kawaii Mama appeared (obvs looking quite chic)
She was dressed all in vintage, from her head to her foot,
and her eyes looked quite fetching in cat’s-eyes-flicked soot;
A bundle of goodies she had flung on her back,
and it took all I had not to spring and attack!
A wink of her eye and a flash of her teeth
let me know she was sensing the source of my greed.
She spoke not a word, but continued her slog,
and posted her outfits, advice columns, and vlogs,
Then laying her finger aside of her nose,
and giving a nod, gave her new post an upload.
But I heard her exclaim, ere she clicked out of sight,
“Vintage Christmas to all, and to all kawaii-bytes!”
Violet Le Beaux for this cinematic masterpiece
Now I need your help. Who do you think should be the winner of the amazing prize pack?
You have 24 hours to cast your vote and help me make one of these lovely ladies very very happy.
So lend me a hand and let me know who you think should win. And while you’re in a voting mood, don’t forget to vote in the 2Threads Best Fashion Blog Awards.