Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Pink


        According to a  wonderful book , Vintage Vavoom, recommended to me by my dear friend Aissa,  vintage “transcends trends and time”.

        I love that.




        When I spotted this pink bottle brush tree at the flea market, about 15 years ago, I transcended time. I still do when I look at it.    It has a soft pink tulle skirt. 

        I call this room the study.  The couch in the background was referenced in my ‘God is in My Glitter’ post. It is a wonderful place to sit. The couch is so soft and worn.


        This pink bird belonged to my mother.


        This silver glitter ball belonged to my mother-in-law. 


        These dark pink ornaments were a find at the flea market.  That always amazes me because clearly these ornaments had a previous home.

        I imagine they were piled into some truck, dropped off somewhere, and somehow made it in one piece to my local crazy flea market, and then to my house.

        Transcending time indeed.

Today I am linking to:

Joan’s Vintage Christmas Monday at Anything Goes Here

and Mosaic Monday at Little Red House, hosted by Mary and

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

These are all beautiful blogs.


anythinggoeshere said...

Lovely post with sweet remembrances! Thanks for being a party of the Vintage Christmas Monday party!

Mary said...

Sooo pretty! Filled with charm, and very lovely indeed. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful vintage finds at MM. :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful mosaic. I love vintage finds and treasure...

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Anonymous said...

First I love that book title! Second love all the pink! I have a small pink feather tree I put on a table top. My husband isn't to crazy about it but he indulges my Christmas whims. ~Jeanne

trash talk said...

First of all, I love the new header shot...I'm so jealous. Second that pink tree is beyone cute!
What wonderful memories I'm sure are locked away in your ornaments. I wanted to also tell you how much I enjoyed your "glitter" post. I felt so free to be me after reading it. Truly a liberating piece. Thank you.

Simple Home said...

I love the beautiful pink Christmas balls. The mosaic looks so nice. I love vintage Christmas items, thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Everything was so pretty in pink. It is amazing to think that those fragile vintage ornaments made their way to a flea market in one piece.....glad they found their way to your home.

Dixie said...

I adore pink things for Christmas... just beautiful!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Oh, how I love pink! I have a pink Christams going on this year and I love it!

Karen said...

Yayy! The pink tree that I mentioned to you. It totally takes me back to my grandmother's dress shop. She had a pink tree there. I thought it was so funky and so "my grandmother". I just love it.
And that old fashioned pink.. the bird.. so sweet. And the balls that did survive so you could share them in all their glory! Good posting, Laura.
Ladybug Creek
P.S. Your dad is one special man. I loved the posting about him. I wish he wasn't so quick to get by us or I would stop and visit with him more.

eileeninmd said...

Your decorations are beautiful, I love all the glitter.

Kat said...

This is lovely! The bottlebrush tree was quite a find, and I love the heirlooms from your mother and mother in law. I'm catching up on my reader and just finished your God is in my Glitter post. Brilliant! Have a wonderful week. Kathy

Unknown said...

Beautiful Christmas treasures and I'm sure great memories as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Laura, your vintage pinks are beautiful, my favorite is the bottle brush tree... Bisous... Julie Marie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laura, your header is gorgeous!! And the pink, you know, I adore! That pink tree makes my heart flutter! It is all soooo pretty! Can't wait to see more, cos' I know you have more!

Lou Cinda :)

French-Kissed said...

How is it that I have two daughters that love pink, was a single mom for so many years and have never done a Pink Christmas??? I hope I have not missed my chance as your pink decor is so beautiful and inspiring! ~jermaine~

Pauline Wiles said...

Lovely unusual colors - the vintage tones create a very soft, stylish look!

One Gal's Trash said...

Beautiful blog and header! That pink bottle brush tree is the cat's meow!

Unknown said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, plus I got to come back and peak again at those beautiful vintage treasures.

Carol said...

That shade of pink is gorgeous! Have a great week!

★Carol★ said...

It's funny, but I always think of vintage Christmas items as being red or green, never pink, but you've got some beautiful examples here! A pink bottlebrush tree!!! I would swoon over that little pretty!
Happy VCM!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What beautiful pink Christmas things you have! I love the balls. Of course I love all things pink, and vintage is even better. Thanks for sharing.


julie said...

Hi Laura...I am so glad you stopped by since I have not visited your blog before. Your photos are gorgeous. The pinks are just lovely. I love the Vintage Vavoom. That's a whole new world. Look forward to visiting again...julie

Lavender Chick said...

Lovely post and beautiful memories. Loved your tablescape, too!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving seeing Christmas decorations and items in colors other than green and red. And I love your bottle brush tree in all her pinkness. Oh, I have one of those sofa's. I'll be on it in a bit.


Lara Harris said...

I LOVE those dark pink ornaments! :)

Lee said...

How sweet is that, vintage memories. I love the bird.
Lee said...

So pretty! I love the pink bird from your mom:)
The Capers of the Vintage Vixens

Claudia said...

Such beauty-- Thanks for sharing with us on Mosaic Monday..

If you get a chance I would love for you to stop by and say hi.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥


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