November 29, 2009

I'm dreaming of a vintage Christmas ...

Do you hear what I hear?
The sounds of Christmas.
( Yes, that is Ave Maria you hear in the background)
This week I will decorate my home in the spirit of Christmas.
Trees will go up, garland will be hung, and Christmas music will fill our home.
I am left to reminisce of Christmas past...
(here is where a really cute photo of me and Angelique were going to go but my scanner has a mind of its own today)

I grew up surrounded by all things vintage.. Literally. They hold a special place in my heart.
I have a deep rooted passion for vintage angels...

and Santas...

This one reminds me of the Santa my aunt had in her front yard every year.
(Even after his red was wearing off she placed him out there faithfully... When he couldn't stand anymore she tied him to a planter. He looked like he was being held hostage.  lol) 

 I loved decorating the tree

and placing all of the beautiful ornaments on it. 

 We even strung popcorn into garland. 
(I do not think that my aunt ever questioned why the garland was thinner each morning.. we ate it.
Hey, we were like 6!) 

Some people dream of sugar plums .....I dream of an old fashioned vintage Christmas .


  1. Oooh I love this post... to me vintage Christmas is the very best! I too collect vintage Christmas and wouldn't part with any of it... I love that your aunt always had her santa out, even when he showed signs of wear (which makes me love him even more!)... So cute you ate the popcorn off the garland! Thanks for sharing special memories... Bisous... Julie Marie

  2. hehehe - still giggling at a hog-tied hostage Santa...

  3. I can't wait to see the pics of your home all decked out in vintage Christmas! It sounds like the vintage gene runs deep in your family!
    Have a great week!
    Your Fairy Blog Mother,

  4. This post really spoke to me as I, too, LOVE vintage Christmas items! I'll be back soon to see more of your sweet blog. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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