'Tis the season!
My holiday decorating efforts are in full swing here at home. We had gorgeous weather this weekend, so we tackled all of the outdoor lights and winter yard prep. I was also able to put a couple trees together, one in my office and a little one in the guest bedroom. I have plans to work on a couple more over the next few days.
Tonight I thought I would share photos of a few of my favorite vintage ornaments. Do you just love pulling each ornament out of its hibernation and reveling in it's past stories? Such sweet memories are evoked inside of me. It takes me so long to decorate because I spend a great deal of time thinking and reflecting.
This first ornament is a vintage Shiny Brite indented on one side with a three dimensional sparkly deer inside the indentation. I found this on a trip to Michigan with my husband.
I found this little vintage angel with chenille pipe cleaner arms at the Scott Antique Show a few years ago. Her wings and dress are made of the softest stretch nylon and she has been embellished with sequins. She reminds me of my Great Aunt Della who had a similar one atop her tree each year.
This petite antique mercury glass ornament came from an antique store several years ago. I also have one in celadon green.
Another vintage Shiny Brite, this one proudly displaying the peace symbol and a dove. I have quite a few colorful vintage Shiny Brites, but it's taking me some time to build up my collection of white and silver ones. This was the first one I found and it inspired me to narrow my collection down. Trust me, that is a hard thing to do! I am slightly obsessed with vintage Shiny Brites!
This is a very recent find. Last week, I was at Heritage Square Antique Mall, and after working in my booth for a bit, I decided to wander around and see what I could find. I came across four of these unique vintage ornaments. They are crafted of wire and hand-formed into a fingertip candlestick holder. The beads forming the shape have such a wonderful vintage patina showing their age and adding even more character to them.
The holidays have been so hard for me over the past several years since I lost my dear old Dad and my Mom has been struggling with health issues. I think it can be a very difficult time of year for many people for so many reasons. For me, these ornaments bring me joy and help me to embrace the season.
I am looking forward to unwrapping more of my treasures that make an appearance just once a year! I hope that each of you has the opportunity to slow down and breathe it all in as you bring your Christmas home to life!
~ keep dreaming ~