Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Vintage Ornaments


When my grandmother passed away in 1999 I inherited all of her Christmas stuff.  As time went on I shared a lot of it with other family members so all of us would have a little bit to enjoy.  My favorite items are the beautiful vintage European glass tree ornaments.  Most were made in Germany during the 40s and 50s.  I think they are so pretty. 

This one is my very favorite.
Quaint and charming.



When the girls and I discussed getting new ornaments the other day while shopping for tree lights I suggested that instead of these new ones we could start something new and shop for vintage ornaments.


The fun is in the search, I think.  Plus they are so pretty and unique.
 
I made these little drums when I was in high school
out of toilet paper tubes, felt, ric rac trim and toothpicks.


Last Saturday, while the oldest was at a school function, the youngest and it went searching at our neighborhood antique mall.  We had a blast.


Our tree is a love mixture of vintage and handmade ornaments.  I especially love the handmade lace snowflakes a dear friend made for me this year.  I will definitely treasure them.

My grandparents vintage tree topper.  Made in Germany.
Pretty, pretty tree. 

Simple elegance

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful..i too have inherited my grans glass baubles..they aye so delicate and too fragile now for the tree..i have popped them in a glass dish on the table..its so nice to have a mix of old and new baubles and sentimental things on the tree's..
    sara

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    1. that should say are not aye
      sara

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    2. I agree Sara. I plan to enjoy my collection for years to come.

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  2. HI
    I have been reading your blog for awhile. You are an inspiration to others. Your Blog is thoughtfully written and I enjoying taking a peak into your life. Don't let negative comments keep you from doing what you love. Merry Christmas!
    Christina
    Ps. Who is Dave Ramsey??

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    1. Nope, won't happen. I promise. Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor. My understanding he is tough on debt and spending. I really don't know a whole lot about him. But since he has never offered to pay my bills I don't really worry about it. LOL

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  3. Your tree is beautiful. I also have many vintage ornaments I love to use each year. I like the new tradition you are starting with your girls.

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    1. The vintage ornaments have so much character and charm. I think my girls really appreciate them as well.

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