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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Vintage Christmas

I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday again, hosted by Colorado Lady. Go visit and see who else is posting their vintage thingies.

I thought I'd show you some of my vintage Christmas decorations that I finally got put out.

I will probably add more decorations later, but so far my tree has all vintage ornaments on it, I'm even thinking about adding icicles. . . remember those! When I was a child, I loved my Aunt Gracie's Christmas tree. She had each icicle placed perfectly. It was beautiful!

Here is my wreath I made a few years ago. I just tied old ornaments on a pine wreath, it was very easy to make.

And I love my vintage Christmas aprons!

Here is my coffee table with my mom's old Santa hat surrounded by a few vintage Christmas pieces. I wrote a short story about my mom's hat and it was published this year in the book Christmas Traditions. The little Santa candle is only around 21 years old, but I'm attached to the battered up candle , because my youngest son used to carry it around everywhere when he was little. Notice how beat up it is.

And here is my Santa cookie jar surrounded by my old set of Christmas glasses.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my vintage Christmas items. The cookie jar has cookies in it, but they aren't vintage, they don't last that long around our house :)


  1. I like seeing interesting old ornaments hanging on a tree. I also love your vintage apron display.

  2. Looking at all that sort just puts you in the christmas spirit.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  3. I have vintage ornaments also, but don't hang them on the tree due to my cats. :)
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  4. I'm loving all of the vintage ornaments today. I see some like mine!

  5. Love your vintage things... the wreath is really pretty! When we were watching "A Christmas Story" the other night with our kids, I mentioned that our tree used to look like that one when I was a kid. My kids replied "REALLY???" They've never seen tinsel on a tree... it would be fun to bring it back... on a real tree, so we could throw the whole thing out when we finished.

  6. I love those aprons! I have some vintage aprons but no christmas ones I dont think you said they were vintage but they are adorable!

    happy vtt!

  7. Love all of your ornaments sparkling on the tree. Wish I had a set of Christmas drinkware!

  8. The tree reminds me of the one I had as a wee girl! So many wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing!

  9. LOVE the Christmas aprons - I think I have a thing for aprons , tho, it seems I rarely cook anymore.:)



  10. Honey, writing in the blackberry patch is COLD just now!!!

    Oh yah, and I love all your Christmassy stuff too.

    And Rudolph needs to turn his warm little red nose on and melt away all that snow from his face, don't'cha think???

  11. Oh Janet! My Sisters and I have some of those same plastic bells, striped Christmas balls and the plastic ornaments with things inside of them. They were given to us by our Mom and Dad before they passed. We treasure them dearly as I know you do yours. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    I've seen a Santa cookie jar like yours, but it was years ago and I don't remember where.

    That's one spectacular wreath too. Thanks for the tip of decorating one with old ornaments. xxoo

  12. I love all your Christmas decorations, the ornaments and the santa cookie jar are my would have to be the aprons...lovely. Happy VTT!

  13. you've got a lovely array of vintage ornaments!

  14. Janet-I love it! Your house is so cozy and Christmas filled.

    Congrats too PenPen on the giveway!

  15. What lovely Christmas ornaments. And I LOVE the aprons!



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