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.