I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

“I’m dreaming of a pink Christmas, just like the ones I’ve seen in the vintage magazines….”

Who says holiday hues have to be red and green? Looking back to the late 50’s and early 60’s, pink was really cookin’ in the hip pad at Christmastime. Even though I do like the halls decked out in traditional red and green, when I saw these Christmas decorations in pink, I was on cloud 9.





How sweet.  Candles, shiny ornaments, stockings and even a beaded garland on the lampshade, all in pink make this such a welcoming sight. The ballerina-angels complete the look. I’d happily sit by this hearth to cast an eye at all this pinkness.

Of course, a pink tree is an absolute must. This one is made with tissue paper on chicken wire. Ribbon and roses are the finishing touch. It looks a bit lonesome with no presents underneath so if this was my tree, I’d host a bash for all my friends and hope they leave gifts (wrapped in pink) under the tree.


I want this! I don’t have a pool and if I did it would be drained for the Minnesota winter anyways, but I’d be happy to make an ice rink for this sleigh set.  If I owned these darlings I’d make it work.  Although the idea of these fluffy reindeer floating on water, is too too kooky! 

“You’ll be doin’ alright with your Christmas of white, but I’ll have a pink pink Christmas.”


(This poolside parade was designed by Gertrude Doran.)