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!