Shouts in the Piazza has a great post about the recent changes in Papal Liturgies, most notably the older vestments and furniture that are being used around the Vatican nowadays. This paragraph kind of stands out:
Second, it looks as though the Pope and those who advise him have gotten tired of listening to ageing hippies tell everyone the lies that, "Vatican II did away with all that". The Council concerned itself with ecumenism, religious liberty and updating the methodology of the Church in its relationship to the world. There was no time (or desire) for the Council Fathers to ban Latin, do away with chant, discontinue the biretta, redesign the cut of chasubles, rise up against Communion rails, mandate the use of guitars, instruct on the importance of Communion-in-the-hand and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, advocate for Communion under both species, ban lace, etc., etc., etc. As I always say, in between the votes on the Dogmatic Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World there was no all-important "vote on banning hats"! So using furnishings and vestments that belonged to Pope Leo XIII or Blessed John XXIII is not "going backwards".
You can see the complete post here.