Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Vintage Christmas 2015

We love vintage and retro finds.  At Christmas, these items bring a touch of nostalgia to our homes.  Today I am sharing with you some of my vintage ornaments and decor.  Last year, I purchased a silver tree to remind me of the tree I had when I was little.  It's the perfect place to hold my vintage ornaments.  All I need now is a mini color wheel!  Remember those?  I have a few items which I've had since my first Christmas (1960). With a dad in the military and travels to many ports of call, I am surprised these delicate ornaments survived. Also on the tree are a few vintage Christmas cookie cutters. Let's take a peak at my treasures.  Be warned, these were all done with my trusty phone!
This is my favorite ornament.  The moon, stars, and Saturn always caught my attention as a child and still does.
Here is another one from my first Christmas tree.  I imagine it came from the same set as the astronomical one.  The colors are beautiful and the glitter adds a nice sparkle.
Lastly from my first Christmas tree is this blue bell.  I have added a few more bells to my collection, but have only found the red and green ones. Ha!  You can see my phone in the bell!
I picked up this ornament at an antique store last year.  It blends in nicely with the ones from my first Christmas tree.
My first Christmas stocking designed with a happy seal balancing a colorful ball is a treasure.
Nearby is a milk glass cake plate with a few of "my favorite things".  The Santa cup was a gift from my Aunt Mary in San Antonio, Texas.  While we were there one Christmas, she gave me and my sister Santa cups full of candy canes.  My sis lost hers so I found a replacement for her a couple of years ago.  The little elves are a recent vintage purchase.  They still have their original labels under their feet.  They look a little pensive, as if Santa scolded them!  I also have a favorite mini milk container and a candle from Aunt Mary.  A little snow for sparkle and they are all set!  I love the Christmas prayer cross stitch on the wall.  When I was pregnant with our last son, I was on complete bed rest.  I stitched these happy prayers and my hubby made the frames.  Special memories!
I recently ran across a few Christmas ads from the Saturday Evening Post.  I picked  a few up for two to three dollars each.   This vintage Kodak ad is from December 16, 1950.  An insert on the ad reads, "The look of a child on Christmas is more precious than any gift - keep it!"  So true!
 
Stop back by next week.  I am having Open House at Still Woods Farmhouse and will be sharing our Christmas decor with you.  I just love looking at how everyone decorates their home!  

Have a wonderful day friends and blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse!
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7 comments:

  1. So, so pretty! Natural elements and touches always do it for me. Magical! :)

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane! How is your Christmas decorating going?
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. I have acquired several very old ornaments which I display separately from the tree. I picked up 2 of the same Santa cups at St. Vinnie's last week. Love your decorations.
    PC

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    1. St. Vinnie's sounds like my kind of place! I went to a terrific place called The Lucky Rabbit this past weekend. There are some many wonderful booths with lots of great items. Thank you for stopping by. I am sharing more of the house this week, so come back soon!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. Love, love, love your vintage Christmas decor! Thanks so much for sharing @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Hi Cecilia! I wish I had more ornaments to share. I am sharing my vintage sled this evening when I do a little post about my outside decor. Stop back by. I think you will like it!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. I'm loving your vintage touches! My house is adorned with classic and old fashioned Christmas with a little whimsy! It's fun that we can each decorate absolutely however suits our taste and it's all wonderful! Your home is always inspiring to visit on here:)
    Merry Christmas,
    Leslie

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