Somebody knows how to hook me for Christmas – I love vintage styles, especially with bits of tinsel and glitter. We just received a whole new collection of vintage ornaments and decorations .. be still, my beating Christmas heart!
There are a few other ornaments that I haven’t yet photographed – I love the style and detail on display in each piece. The collection includes some charming accessories as well – fuzzy red string for garland or tying packages, mini vintage glass ornaments, crystal snowflakes, and there may be more to come.
Do you have a favorite era for Christmas decorations? I remember the silver tinsel tree (with color wheel, of course) from my childhood in a part of the world where the typical North American Christmas tree is not available – that’s probably when I acquired my love of things sparkly. We used our oversized cardboard toy bricks to build a fireplace every December, hanging stockings from it and keeping the air conditioner on maximum cold to survive the heat of the tropics. My father would make me leave my glasses on the nightstand when I insisted he take me to the kitchen for a drink of water in the middle of Christmas Eve night – no glasses meant I couldn’t see the treasures laid out for us for the morning!
I hope you have good memories of childhood Christmas celebrations – and are looking forward to making some new ones this December.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
P.S. It’s less than 200 days to Christmas – are you thinking about it while you’re splashing in the pool this summer? We’re celebrating Christmas in June at the Smokies baseball game next Tuesday, June 25 – exactly 6 months til Christmas, so come and see Santa and Mrs. Claus at the game. Santa likes to sing for the fans!