Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bits Of Vintage Sunshine

Vintage Christmas decorations conjure up memories of my childhood...
...and of hours I would spend analyzing each ornament that my grandmothers, aunts and mother would painstakingly hang from the limbs of their Christmas tree.

"Hey Santa", says Mr. Scotty, "I think you need to wash your hair!"

There is just a sweetness about them....

....and look cute displayed in a cabinet.

This cabinet was a birthday present this year from my husband and, for now, it holds some of my favorite little items.
Old 50's Santas sit on top and below is "Becky" along with an Empire Light plastic
Santa.

This little angel captured my heart - even though her tule is pulled away from her wire wings. But that is ok....she is still sweet.
Some old vintage salt shakers...
...and a little choir boy who is still holding on to his candle after all these years.
This little Santa was crocheted by my Nanny years ago and is my childrens favorite ornament of all time.
Such happy fellas....

...and a hungry little scotty boy!
Toodles for now!
HO HO HO!!!

32 comments:

Eileen said...

You have the very best kinds of ornaments!

Simply Dandy said...

I can remember my grandma having those angels. Cute little scottie ornament. I bet you have a lot of Christmas scottie stuff.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Diane said...

What fun Christmas Decorations I am trying to get going over here it has been hard to get started, with working and Thanksgiving so late it seems like time is running away!
Hugs, Diane

Jackie said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! :-)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

They are so sweet...Have a great week ...m...

Feenwerkstatt said...

Oh Becky, I love the big pink angel!
I wish you a friendly and peaceful pre-Christmas period.
Love, Anja

Laura said...

I love, love, love all of it.
That little elf and the salt and pepper shakers are adorable.

Lallee said...

Your home is looking very festive for Christmas. I always enjoy seeing your wonderful collections. I have missed you and Doogs!
Lallee

Nan said...

I have some of these vintage ornaments too !! Thanks for sharing I love seeing all of these great memories of yours.

PamKittyMorning said...

Really cute!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I LOVE it All!

Liz said...

Hi Becky! Love this banner too!!!!
We have lots of these precious little creatures to. Love them!

~Liz

Amy said...

HI Becky - as always, your home is so *inspiring*! Thank you for all the beautiful glimpses of Christmas. -amy

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

omg, that post just brought back so many memories, the santa dolls are so cute and the elf is adorable, I think I had that one!! too funny! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Happy Holidays!! Cynthia

jane and the happy crow said...

What lovely lovely decorations you have that little cabinet is soooo sweet and what a wonderful way to show off your treasures. your doggie and pood are gorgeous too! Jane x

Sue said...

My mother had those wacky little elves with the bendy legs....and the choir boy candle...Thanks for the memories!!

Happy @ Home said...

Oh so cute ~ I love it all.

Jean said...

Becky, I just love all your vintage Christmas. I've been collecting it for many years and it adds such a great touch to our Christmas decor. Have a great evening.
Jean in Virginia

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello BEcky!

What darling vintage Christmas ornaments you have! Many have brought back fond memories!

Have a beautiful Christmas!

Hugs,
Maryjane

C Maisy said...

WOW!! You have some really great stuff. Wish I could find stuff like that. They are priceless.
Thanks for sharing!!

My Shabby Roses said...

Love all your cute decorations. It's really looking like
Christmas at your house!

Tracey said...

Love all the vintage decorations! I love the angel and the salt and pepper shakers!

skoots1mom said...

love, love, love your angels!
my entryway is angels...all around the room...and the nativity is the centerpiece!
the vintage pieces are AWESOME!

Susie Q said...

Vontage is always so sweet, especially at this time of year!
I loved seeing all your treasures!

Love,
Sue

Kathleen Grace said...

Your decorations remind me of MY childhood! Especially the elves, did we all have those little dish detergent scamps hanging around? Your home looks wonderful Becky!

Shelley said...

Hi Becky,thanks for sharing all your fun vintage things...

Blessings,Shelley

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

I recently came across some vintage ornies in a thrift store and I thought of you when I saw them. I snagged the cuttest little elf for a whopping $1.00! I love your sweet collection :) Hope that you are having a lovely Holiday season sweet friend.

Hugs,
Dena

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
You have my favorite kinds of ornaments.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Your house must look amazing!
Have a wonderful day,
Rosemary

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Such cute ornaments! I saw some scotty dog plates at TJ Maxx the other day and immediately thought of you!

Manuela

Nora Lee said...

Oh, I love everything. I am going to have to come back and visit again just to take everything in. The little angel is just too previous! Please stop by and visit my Christmas Open House!

Our Back Porch said...

All so cute and fun!
Thanks for sharing all your vintage Christmas cuties with us!

Huggles~

Lavender Dreamer said...

So many things look familiar and give me that wonderful feeling through and through! Beautiful!