December 22, 2010

1974 Holiday Decorations

Today is my 36th birthday! To celebrate the day I've unearthed a book by Better Homes and Gardens titled Holiday Decorations You Can Make which was published in 1974, my birth year. Of course, I wish I had time to craft these folksy creations (especially those spiffy window shades for every window in the house) but alas, time has run out! Seriously though, aren't the paper chains remarkable? I'll just have to settle for this eye candy and the scrumptious red velvet cake that Patrick bakes for me every year.


  1. Happy Belated B-Day!
    As a child growing up, what was it like having a birthday so close to Christmas?


  2. Happy Birthday, although I'm a day too late...!
    I wish you a magical christmas with your family and of course all the best for 2011! Hope we share a lot of inspiration next year. Ellen xx

  3. I'm a day late too - sorry - belated birthday wishes - 36, that's a nice age - so young!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas, enjoy and come back rested and refreshed in 2011!

  4. Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I had such a wonderful day with my family and am looking forward to this new year :)

    Cat--I think I was luckier than most kids with a birthday near Christmas as my parents always went out of their way to separate birthday and xmas. It usually ended up being one long party from the 22nd to the 25th!

  5. Suzanna, these made my day they are so gorgeous. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and that you are now in peaceful hibernation. Wishing you a fantastic year in 2011, I am so glad to know you too!
    All the best

  6. You made my day with this post and Happy Belated Bday. As I lost my mom right before Christmas, I decided to stay home with hubby this holiday and catch up on reading. I'm glad I did, because this post makes me smile and think of the good 'ol times when Mom and I made those silly construction paper decorations (ie garland). Looking back on that I must have used several rolls of scotch tape just for one four foot stretch! I'm a 1973 baby so that probably explains why these "decorations" were the rage back then. Thanks for sharing.

  7. My deepest sympathy to you Cindy on the recent loss of your mother. Glad to hear that the paper chain image brought you some happy thoughts of your childhood. Hugs, Suzanna