Vintage Thingies Thursday is sponsored by my friend Suzanne. She's also featuring vintage Christmas today.
Okay, so this post is about some things near and dear to my heart. This is my ornament collection. My Mom started it for me when I was but a wee bairn. When I bought my first house, she sent it to me for my first cmas tree there. This year, I did not hang it on the tree, but instead hung it on a swag over the dining room windows. (note it took two photos. it's not a corner window with badly hung curtains). As she added to the collection, my Mom dated the ornaments so I know the year she gave them to me for most of them.
These are some of the oldest ornaments in the collection. They came from my grandparents or from the boxes of ornaments my parents bought for their first tree.
This angel is the oldest one purchased for me. It is dated 1966 (stop doing math...it won't tell you how old I am because this was not my first cmas).
This is the ornament from the year I graduated high school (I mean it, stop doing the math.)
These are some ornaments we added. The pickle we got after Sydney came to us. Traditionally, the person that found the pickle got to hand out the gifts, but we play a meaner version of the game because we only have the one kid. She can't hand out the gifts or start opening until she finds the pickle...mwhahahaaaa!
And, these are the dated ornaments that Rob and I have added since we've been together. They're LiBien ornaments from Pier 1. They're advertised as hand painted from the inside. They're so perfect that I wonder. We buy one of the large ornaments and one of the very small angels every year.
Okay, that's my ornament collection. You can see lots of other things in the background. It's enough ornaments to cover our rather large tree and this year, we didn't get to display it all. There are duplicates of some of the ornaments and because we had limited space this year, I had to leave the dups in the boxes.
Take care and check out everyone else's vintage posts. Lane