Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flashback Friday ~Old Timey Christmas

For today's Flashback I'm showing some of my older Christmas decorations. I love the tradition and memories surrounding the Christmas season and this Santa is all part of that for me. It and its identical brother hung on my parents tree when I was growing up and it seemed old to me then. Maybe vintage 50s or 60s? Mom if you're reading...let me know. This is always one of the first I hang on my tree and its front and center. I have to imagine it was made in Japan..he looks very fit and trim and has slightly Asian eyes. I think he's beautiful!

I don't have many antiques and these would be more like "vintage" than true antique. But I do love old things. Glass ornaments always call my name when I see them at garage sales. I picked up a few sets of mini ornaments over the years.

I hardly ever hang them...just look at them every year when I pull the Christmas stuff down. This year I decided to put up a little mini tree on my kitchen island so I was able to use a few. This one has really thick glass and is my favorite shade of pink.

And don't you just love the rainbow colors in these?

This is one I hang on my big tree. I think I picked this one up at an antique show quite a few years ago.

And this last one is much more recent...and handmade, but its a vintage family heirloom all the same. Made by Chase, my stepson...isn't he the cutest little guy, missing eye and all. Chase is going to be 28 this month by the way :-)

I'd love to see your Holiday flashbacks or any other flashbacks you have to share. Add your link below!

Happy December!!!


Katerina said...

I used to have such rainbow balls too. Unfortunately they broke. Great ornaments!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your rainbow ornaments! I have 5 large balls that my G-Mom had forever, they are precious to me-enjoy:@)

Dishesdone said...

I love seeing all the beautiful ornaments! Especially the one by Chase, best flashback of all, Suzy :) So sweet!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I wish I had some of my mother's old ornaments - my sister got them all! Yours are all special and wonderful - even the one with the missing eye ;)

Debbie said...

Love the ornament from Chase with the missing eye! Happy December birthday to Chase :-) You have beautiful ornaments Suzy. Maybe you could display them behind glass?

Kathleen said...

Even if we don't put them on the tree, I like looking at them and remembering the person who gave or made them. Lots of nice memories! I have so many from former students, just can't bear to part with them!

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