Full title: Better Homes and Gardens Treasury of Christmas Ideas, 1966
This is an unusually ambitious book full of Christmas decorating crafts and recipes. It even has Christmas carol sheet music for piano (I was inspired to add sheet music to my own cookbook based on this one—more here on that new publication!)
The cover has a mid-sixties vibe that sums up the design sensibility throughout.
These miniature pieces really are awesome aren't they? When was the last time you made adorable little houses and figures out of balsa wood? I'll wait . . . 🤪
These nursery rhyme "spheres" are charming with a capital C.
Bring on the kitchen treats!
I'm rather in awe of these, frankly. Especially the Three Kings.
Elegant packages . . .
This is one of my favorite gift decorating ideas ever. So eye-catching and unique. (Also one of my favorite mid-century photographs ever.)