Preparing for future editions of Yakima Magazine often requires a photo shoot way ahead of time – like a year in advance. So the snow you see in your current issue was actually that from last year. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes we have to improvise. For example, Pam Edward’s recent Style Freak story, “Un Petite Noel,” which was featured in our Nov/Dec edition, was actually shot in my house…in October.
I handed my home over to Pam and let her go wild with her French Christmas decor – yes, a truckload of it. For about three days,in October mind you, I relished in the Christmas fantasy. And then within a snap of the fingers (or rather, the camera) it was gone – a Christmas tease, in a sense.
From that day forward, I’ve been on the hunt for vintage Christmas decor. It’s scarce and can be quite spendy, but I’ve found a few things while thrift shopping. I’m nowhere near recreating Pam’s Petite Noel, but I kinda like my hodge-podge of stuff, so I thought I’d share it with you. And if you missed Pam’s story in Yakima Magazine, you can view it online here.
We’d also love to see your Christmas decor. If you’ve taken photos they can be uploaded to our website using the upload link in the sidebar to the right.
Here’s a peak at my decor:
Merry Christmas Yakima!