Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Review: Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas by Susan Waggoner

✰✰✰✰ If you yearn for the days of Christmases past, then pick up this colorful title and take a trip back in time. The craft ideas in this book are cleverly organized by decades from the 1920s - 1960s. Each decade contains appropriate craft and decorating ideas popular in that era. Easy to copy color templates are included for many projects. This book also includes plenty of full color photographs to illustrate what the finished craft will look like.  Finally, this book contains a chapter featuring yummy candy recipes including: Mackinac Island Fudge, Caramels, Buttercrunch, and more.

The Bottom Line: What's not to like? This craft book contains festive ideas for crafty types of all levels. While some projects require a bit more experience than others, there is something for everyone. Additionally, most of the materials can be readily found at your local craft store. For those crafts requiring specific supplies, the author has included a source list. The only thing that would have made this book even better is an index. Recommended for everyone looking for fun, vintage Christmas crafts and holiday ideas. It's also great just for browsing!

The Bottom Line: Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s - 1960s by Susan Waggoner. Hardcover published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2011. 144 p. ISBN: 978-1-58479-923-8

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