Vintage Christmas

December 9, 2010

Well, I finally managed to do some decorating ~ not totally done yet, but done enough to share a few vintage-y Christmas things with you.  Anyone remember these? 


These were my family's ornaments, very cherished and placed on our tree every year.






Some are from my husband's family, equally cherished.  





Some of his family's ornaments are displayed on our mantel.  Perfect.


I have a confession to make, I'm a Christmas pillow-a-holic....


And I love the simple nostalgia evoked by this Christmas "box."



Here are three vintage-y boxes that double as ornaments.  I've chosen to display them this year on a sideboard in the kitchen eating area. 




And may all your Christmas dreams come true...............

and 

Stay warm and well.

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

What wonderful treasures to have! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Enjoy your evening.

Bohemian said...

Thanks for inviting me on your Vintage Christmas journey... I too have similar Vintage ornaments that are cherished and have been handed down for generations, some of my favs are from Europe and belonged to my Great-Grandparents and are now 100+ years old. This year I decided to go with some of them on the Tree since the Cat and Grandkids are now old enough that there won't be any manhandling of such old and delicate lovelies! *smiles*

Christmas Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Kathleen, well, I'm a Shiny Brite-aholic, love those little vintage babies! Some I just leave in their original boxes for decor. LOVE your pillow and great little boxes! Thanks so much for always linking to the party!
hugs,
Debra

Tammy said...

LOVE all these vintage ornaments...you have quite a nice collection!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Shiny Brites are my FAVE....Sometimes I just buy the empty boxes when I see them on eBay 'cause I LOVE them so much....The simple graphics & colours make me SMILE OUT LOUD....!!

THANK YOU for sharing yours with us....!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Terry said...

I am so in love with vintage ornaments...yours are so wonderful made even more that way because they are family pieces. Enjoy Terry

red.neck chic said...

I'm drooling over your ornaments! So gorgeous - ALL of them!!!

;-D robelyn

Miss Sandy said...

It is so much fun to have family heirlooms to decorate with at the holidays, yours are just lovely. Thank you for sharing and happy holidays!

julie miller said...

Hello Kathleen, I have been a big fan of vintage Christmas for years now ~ just can't get enough of it!! I really enjoyed yours too!! The ornaments mean so much more when they are family hand-me-downs!! Stopping in from VIF! Smiles, Julie

Privet and Holly said...

I have these same
ornaments and I really
cherish them! And
ssshhh......I have A LOT
of X-mas pillows, too.
What's the harm? They
are cozy!! Have fun
decorating and keep smiling!
xx Suzanne

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The Shiny Brite ornaments are so cute. I really like them, and I like the way you placed some on your mantel. Inspiring!!! :D

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