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Christmas is an ancient celebration , it’s defined however as an image after 1850 , with the rise of the middle classes and consumerist society. It became less of a religious celebration and more of a holiday in winter time, a break between the years. About this time , familiar images were formed like the way the Christmas tree and presents look today, or stockings by the fireplace , and have been continuously exploited throughout time , the images acquiring an air of vintage . If initially the Christmas presents and Xmas tree were crafted around an image of comfort ,the mixture of tradition and nostalgia for older times creates a unique and very appealing look . Vintage now is identifiable not only with nostalgia and tradition but also with a certain feel of class and exquisite look , and during Christmas it can be fully exploited to create both an image of both tradition,coziness and be very stylish. Although the neoclassical look can lead to kitsch , if the materials are genuine , and most of the furniture or household items are old they rarely will lead down the path towards kitsch.
If however you are using furniture which uses new materials , if it’s detailed and has a quality texture there shouldn’t be a problem in obtaining the vintage look. Some objects like decorations can completely change a room by themselves , or coupled with some furniture and other objects to support the general look of the room. Christmas globes can go in a variety of places not just the Christmas tree , and you can use a variety of more unconventional decorations like acorns or pine cones . The easiest way to tie everything together and obtain a vintage look is to use a main color as a theme , connecting each item or object in a overall color scheme, the best colors are those specific to the winter season and holidays like white , so be inspired and get to work creating a White Vintage Christmas !