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Friday, December 7, 2012

Old Favorites

A few years ago, I raided a drawer in my Mom's buffet. That drawer held Christmas goodies from my childhood!
I actually remember making this snow globe in school.
Waaaaaay back when jars of baby food were 9 cents each!
I remember loving the heck out of this little elf.
Which probably explains why this happened! I don't think I can ever have too many of them, and I still experience a little thrill when I find a new one to capture collect!

It's hard to believe that there's still water in these snow globes! I remember that the one with the choirboys was always my favorite.
I remember thinking this pin was SO cute, but now he's known as Creepy Santa Pin!
Some ornaments that hung on the tree.
As I explained in a previous post, old wiring scares the bejeebers out of me, but these bells mean so much to me that I realized that I can still enjoy them without ever plugging them in. So now they hang on the green secretary hutch, and seeing them gives me tons of pleasure.
These balls are supposed to be on a string of lights, but that light strand is looong gone.
I remember being entranced by the little scene in each ball. Like this little elf....
And this sweet church.
It's a major hassle trying to get each one to fit safely over a bulb without falling off and shattering, so I've only gotten a few done. But suddenly it's like I'm a little girl and entranced all over again




25 comments:

LBP said...

Another Pixie lover! I did an entire tree this year with nothing but elves/pixies.

The old ornaments are the best! Wish I could take the time machine back to the 1950's/1960's and buy up a bunch!

Blessings

Linda

craftyles said...

I think that's what part of Christmas is about. Your vintage stuff is the best-cuz it has your memories attached to them.

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely Christmas treasures....I especially like those snow globes and your festive new blog wallpaper!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, you're so lucky, Carol! What I wouldn't give for some of my childhood christmas ornaments! Instead, I buy things that remind me of them and I look at them online! It's still fun but not quite the same.

Your jar full of elves is funny!!! Have you heard of the Elf on The Shelf book? I've been seeing references to it on facebook and some of the pranks the elf pulls are pretty funny!

ThrifterSisters said...

Your decorations are amazing! I loved reading the stories about them. I think I may have told you, but I also have those bells. I'm with you on the old wiring. Mine sit on my mantle. Gorgeous tree too!

Happy Holidays,

Erica

Doniene said...

I always love reading your posts (sorry I'm kinda behind!!) Such wonderful memories your stories invoke!! such cute, cute, cute decor!! Thanks for sharing!!

Blessings

Shirley Hatfield said...

Linda's idea for a Pixie tree sounds so fun! You have enough to do a small tree or hang them from a pine garland around a door. I can't stop myself from buying those cute little guys. I enjoyed seeing some ornies from your childhood...precious memories!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Carol, You have the most amazing decorations, just wonderful! I'm with you on the old electric stuff.

BTW, your name is not showing in my blog list. Just a period shows, and the name of your post. Am I the only one seeing that?

Look at the sidebar on my blog when you get a chance, and you'll see what I mean.

Kim K. said...

I'm having so much fun on my lunch break looking at all your special ornaments. Your pixie collection is just fantastic. How cool that you still have your homemade snowglobe. Christmas hugs!

Diane said...

So nice to have some Xmas decor from your childhood! I do too! Just wondering, does anyone know if you can add water to old snow globes?

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! So special......we had many of those great Christmas things to, oh the memories of childhood, thanks for bringing them back, were wonderful Christmases.....Blessings Francine.

My Vintage Mending said...

That green cabinet is delicious...smiles..Renee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh how I love the balls that fit over the lightbulbs! Really neat-have fun:@)

Jill said...

I have the very same little green knee hugger - I found it last year and that very one might have started me buying them - love all that you have, I am a far way from that - they're not easy to find.

I was just saying the other day that I wanted one of those old snowglobes -I remember having them....

Andy's Attic said...

Carol, how I wish I had so many items from my childhood Christmas! I would be enchanted all over again, too!!!! Love it all!!!!

vintage grey said...

What sweet and special Christmas treasures!! The bells are gorgeous, as is your tree!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Michelle said...

I love these vintage elves. So very cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

All pixie lovers HERE! I love them all and remember so many of the fun things that you have! Happy holiday hugs!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Love your Cristmas elf collection displayed in the big jar.... are you sure they can breathe in there:)? Your Christmas treasures brought back a lot of memories.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love how you all those pixie-elves tucked into a jar. They look super cute that way. I"m glad that you found a bunch of your old family favorite decorations. So many great memories tied in with those.

Mecky said...

How cool that you have goodies from your childhood. Mom's old stuff is long done. I remember her having a lot of the elves. I use to play with them, too. I need to collect them!

VintageBettys said...

Beautiful treasures! I love those little elves the best, my mom would always stick one out of our stockings every year.

Happy Holidays,
Laura

AllyJo said...

How sweet. Everything is lovely and I enjoyed reading your story. I need to raid my mom's Christmas things, but I think she just passed them down to my daughter. Which is good too. :) I'm following you now. Love your background paper for your blog too. Sweet!!

Jacqueline said...

All of a sudden you are a little girl again, tee hee, I would never have guessed! The elf is my all time favorite, it comes naturally to me.

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