Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Here a some photos of the vintage ornaments/decorations my sister and I found when we were cleaning out my father's basement. I remember all of these treasures from my youth. There was a time I wondered why my mother kept all those 'old' things...now I'm thrilled that she did.I love these little elves and the gnome. Some have faded a little but they still bring a smile to my face. I guess I'll share them with my sisters!
These paper mache houses date back to the 1950. I remember them as a child. Notice the PINK bottle brush tree. That's my favorite!
The houses are still in very good condition, considering their age. A few of the bottle brush trees did not 'age' well.
I love these vintage Christmas ornaments. Rather than hang them on my tree and fear that they will be 'touched', I'm going to hang them over my kitchen sink on fishing line at different lengths. (Stay tuned for photos of that in a few weeks.)
We also have a 1960's silver Christmas tree with the color wheel. We were the first on the block to have one and I thought our family was 'so cool'. It was a lot of work to assemble as each branch had to be placed in the 'trunk' individually, and then taken out and put back in the box when Christmas was over.