1912 Christmas Decorating Idea: Wreathes and Garlands

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Thursday, December 5, 1912:  Around the same as Dec. 3.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

The December 3 diary entry said, “Nothing much to write.” I guess that it was a slow day around the Muffly house.

Since Grandma didn’t write much I’ll share some holiday decorating ideas from the December 1912 issue of Ladies Home Journal .

17 Responses

  1. Love the decorations!

  2. curtains in doorways–always seemed so mysterious–though I know it is to stop drafts

  3. I am loving reading about your Grandmother…We are kindred spirits in our love and dedication in honoring the memories of our beloved grandmothers. What a gift you have these in this diary, photos, and actually being on the property on which she lived. Just Beautiful.

  4. You mean there was a time before inflatable Santas? Beam me back :)

  5. They’re lovely. It’s so nice to see this snapshot of Christmas history.

  6. I love that all the decorations are taken from nature…just as I remember my grandparents and others doing. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing them. ~ Marsha

  7. I love the Victorian Christmas’s!

  8. That looks like where Martha Stewart show you one of her grand homes decked up for that holidays. What a nice house for 1912!

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