Handcrafted ChristmasAbrams Books
Susan Waggoner is back with another installment of nostalgic art and engaging text about the wonders of the holiday season from years gone by. Focusing on several winter holidays, Handmade for the Holidays sets itself apart from Waggoner's previous books because for the first time she goes beyond displaying the vintage art and actually teaches the reader how to recreate the holidays in their own home. The 30 projects have been re-created by Waggoner and photographed in a holiday setting so the reader can see how the projects would appear in a modern-day home. There is a wide variety of crafts for the holiday-hungry reader, such as punched tin votive holders to decorate the home, needle felted snowmen to stand in snow scenes at the window and holiday charm bracelets to wear to New Year’s parties. Seasonal recipes such as Russian tea cakes, pecan tassies and chocolate sour cream drops allow readers to celebrate the twenties, thirties and forties in their kitchens.