Friday, 25 November 2011

The Naughty Blogger

Yes, I have been a very Naughty Blogger...I let WAY too much time lapse between posts, but I'm back now : ) There are WAY too many very Retro vintage Christmas items available!

Vintage Table Decoration


My mind spins with all the technology that's out there right now...cell phones, ipads, Notebooks...so there's something very comforting about seeing all the Traditional Holiday decorations that still exist...sort of brings us back to a much simpler time.

 



Our house was built in 1921, so vintage and antique items fit very well. We have always decorated the Christmas tree with vintage glass balls and other items...some from my own childhood, and the ones I've given to my own children over the years as keepsakes.

                                                                    Vintage Ornaments                                

                                                                                                

Another of my favorite childhood memories were the Pixie Elves and Christmas Angels. My Father always bought me a special Pixie...I still have a few, and I really look forward to unpacking them every year.


                                                               Christmas Angels


                                                                                                       Hand Crafted Nativity


Now comes my all time FAVORITE childhood Christmas memory...the Manger! When my parents were newly married, they received an imported Creche from Italy. It was always a very special treat when my Mother would let me play with it, rearranging all the figures. I still have that actual Creche (being the Baby of the family DOES have      some perks!), and since I have 3 children, I have collected 2 hand-crafted complete Mangers for my daughters. The original one from my own childhood goes to my son, since it was he who always took special care to arrange this very special item under the tree (and he IS the baby, after all)

                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                              

8 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you saved these Christmas items. Tradition's brings families together!

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  2. I started a few traditions of my own for my children, but somehow the ones from my own childhood mean the most...thanks for your comment : )

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  3. Great post! Lovely stuff you have!:)

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  4. Thanks so much! I appreciate that : )

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  5. You are so lucky to have such lovely traditions upon which to create rich memories for your family. I love traditions too which is one of the reasons I encourage people to create one with the 'Love You' or XOXO Hide A Heart HERE

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  6. I owe all of that to my parents, in particular to my Mother...she instilled in all of us how important a tradition can be : )

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  7. I love family traditions. They are so important. Such beautiful memories!

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    1. I agree...it's important to pass that sense of Family on to your children, and it helps keep loved ones near you, no matter where they may be in a physical sense : )

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