I am half way through my Christmas decorating and I was unwrapping my grandmother's ornaments and thought I needed a little break so here is a quick post today.
I am lucky enough to be the caretaker of my grandmother's vintage Christmas decorations. I say caretaker because these will be passed on to future generations, I hope, who will love them and their history as much as I do. I have many like these pictured. Each one means something to me. I take my time upwrapping them because they are so fragile that I have lost some by just holding them too tightly.
I have several of these beautiful finials. I never knew they were actually tree toppers, my grandmother hung them from the tree. I hang mine on a wire across my bookcase where they are safe.
These little birds were my grandmother's favourites. I have seven of them that I hang on a miniature tree with her other smaller ornaments.
When I received the ornaments there were several packages of tinsel. Actually I despise tinsel! Its was the bain of my holidays when my son was little. He loved to put it on the tree and it stuck to everything. The cats were always eating it too. Does anyone even use it anymore? I cannot remember seeing any in the stores.
I have a set of these NOEL's but mine are little girls and the L is broken off but I still adore them.
I display the little vintage decorations on a small tree but the larger ones fill a huge antique wooden bowl. They look fabulous on the table with the twinkling lights. I would never take a chance of putting them on a tree just in case.
I am trying out a Christmas blog background, I don't know if I like this one, what do you think?
Images from PINTEREST.