Have A Daily Cup. Since practically everything around here is vintage (including us), I wasn't going to miss this opportunity to celebrate with Jann. Be sure to hop over and visit her delightful blog!
In my last post I said I wasn't the glitzy, sparkly, glamour type --- well, I lied as I do have a fondness for shiny, vintage ornaments.
Ever since I inherited my parent's and grandmother's Christmas stuff in the 1990s, I have been searching for more vintage ornaments. I've been keeping the collection under control, however, by buying only those priced way under the current market value. My search centers on the balls with the cardboard hangers from WW II. In all of the years I have only found three. In our part of the country, they must not have been into conserving metal for the war effort; because they sure are elusive!!
In addition, I'm attracted to the vintage tree toppers and bottle brush trees.
I inherited several of the bottle brush trees from my grandmother when I received her collection of cardboard houses. I love this little church and its tiny bottle brush tree.
We also like the old Christmas postcards which we display on this vintage grocery store receipt rack along with some pictures of our Christmases Past.
Look at this picture of our children taken 40 Christmases ago. Santa has a death grip on Jenni, and Mike was ready to also grab her if she tried to escape. Later in the day, we discovered that Jenni had come down with the chicken pox -- we have often wondered if we were responsible for Santa later coming down with the pox. Plus, did he then have shingles later in life? He looks a little scared, doesn't he? I feel guilty........but at the moment we didn't know.
I guess you could consider some of our stockings vintage -- I knitted the first one for Bob before our first Christmas in 1958.
Another touch of vintage - my two grandmothers' and my mother's rolling pins.