Monday, December 13, 2010

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

As I wrote the title of this post,
Vintage Christmas Ornaments,
it occurred to me that
Christmas decorations are vintage,
even if only in the eye of the beholder.
They have stood the test of time,
mean something special to the owner,
and provide countless days
of family tradition
and beauty.
These ornaments were also part of my daughter’s inventory
at market days.
I hid them under the table immediately.

I don’t know who made these ornaments,
but I have a picture in my mind
of what would make it special for me.
In my mind,
it would be my mother and my aunts sitting around a kitchen table,
laughing and talking while they worked.
I would be there too,
helping, watching, listening,
and learning.
There are vintage experiences and memories too,
aren’t there?
I am linking to these wonderful parties.


D.B. said...

Amen. Gorgeous!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

They are very pretty.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

These are beautiful, Laura. Ornaments like these remain favorites forever!

Theresa said...

I remember my Mama making ornaments like that:) I love them! I would have put them under the table too:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Sea Gypsy said...

I just love them! They are beautiful!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Beautiful ornaments and the photos are lovely.


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Very pretty. I have a few that my husbands Aunt made. He said they all sat around the table making them one day. I think of that when I hang them on the tree each year. Nice photos too!

Anonymous said...

Those ornaments are just beautiful and I love your sentiment.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those are gorgeous!!! I can see why you snagged them right away.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

A gorgeous collection. Enjoy!

Marguerite said...

Beautiful collection of vintage ornaments! My cousin and I made similar ornaments in the 70's and I still have them. Maybe I'll do a small vintage tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are so pretty! I made some many years ago, but not as pretty as those. Still have a few of them left, but did not put them on the tree this year.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, Laura, what gorgeous ornaments and pictures. Seeing them brought back so many memories of when my Grandmother use to sit and make these. I do not know what happened to them, but oh, how I wish I had them now.

What a beautiful entry! Blessings!

Olive said...

Sweet, you shopper and not so great seller you!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Beautiful baubles. They remind me of some of the ones my twin sister and I made in 1976. All hand-pinned with sequins and beads. Those particular ones have faded with time, but yours brought back some sweet memories.

Sue said...

I remember the year that my grandmother (she died when I was 11) and my mother made ornaments similar to these. They used styrofoam balls and stuck velvet ribbons and sequins in with straight pins. I wonder if they are still tucked away in my parent's ornament stash. We didn't get to the Christmas things when I went through my mom's stuff. I told dad it could wait...there may be many surprises!

Marigene said...

What a lovely collection, Laura. It took more patience than I have to turn out beautiful orbs like those.

B. said...

My aunts made oranaments similar to this and they are on my tree now...... Makes me happy to see other ones some other woman has made

NanaDiana said...

Laura-We have several of these made by my hubby's grandmother. I have one stashed away for each girl in the family...and she would sit at her kitchen table and drink her tea and bead those ornaments..or make them out of felt. so lovely, aren't they? Hugs- Diana

Cheri said...

Those are beautiful ornaments - I love the purple one the most (wonder why....). lol The Cheeseburger Soup is heavenly and so easy. I'm a new follower, btw!

Sue said...

I remember making ornaments like that 40 years ago or more ~ and I still have 1 and I treasure it. Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

Laura they are beautiful....I can see why you wanted them....

Deanna Bland Hiott PhD, MSN, RN said...

*Sigh* lovely...

June said...

Ooooh Laura, pray you hide a key under the mat or leave it in the birdhouse? Please e-mail me and let me know, cause I am planning a trip to Texas to get my hands, on the silver in your last post, and while I'm at it, I think I'll snag these gorgeous ornaments!
I want to wish you 'merry' friend.

Anonymous said...

All that and more. Thank you for sharing, Laura!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I haven't seen these type ornaments in forever. Thanks for the memory jolt. Wish I had ours from childhood. These are gorgeous!

raggygirlvintage said...

Gorgeous ornamenants and they look in great condition too!

Connie said...

Those are beautiful, honey. I love that type of ornament.

Low Tide High Style said...

What beautiful ornaments! I just found a box of old vintage fabric ornaments at my parent's house the other day. Like yours they are elaborate and beautiful and I always loved looking at them and putting them on the tree each year!

Kat :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, The ornaments are so pretty! I have a friend that covers her tree in ornaments similar to these all made by her mother. Thank you so much for joining my party and I wish you a very happy and blessed holiday.


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