I know that this is a busy time for everyone. This is the final week of Vintage Christmas Monday at Anything Goes Here. Thank you so much for hosting this event Joan. It was the first event I've participated in and it's been so much fun.
Like so many others, my Christmas decorating is a combination of new items, vintage items, and things passed down in our family. Our tree is a prime example of that. Our first Christmas tree when we married was just a few balls, purchased at a local store. Then our first son was born, and I made a little ornament for him. The next year we had another baby and another ornament, and so a tradition began. Of course, when we started it, I didn't realize that getting a new ornament for each child each year would make for such a heavy tree, but six kids later, it is ornament heavy and they put them all on each year. When they start families of their own, they will have plenty or ornaments to take. Here is the ornament that started it all.
Our tree and a couple more ornaments. I made the bows when I was about 16, and we just keep putting them back on each year.I shared in a previous post that I have several nativity sets. I picked this one up at a thrift store quite a few years ago. It looks like those from the 60's when I was little. The music box still works.The pillow is new from Target, but the yo-yo tree with bells on it is one that my mom made years ago. I just pinned it on for the holidays.I guess you call this milk glass, and it's been in my parent's house for as long as I can remember. This year my mom gave it to me. Thank you Mom!A close-up of a couple of my postcards, along with the one at the top of the post.Some of my Christmas dishes.
I want to wish everyone a very Blessed Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by. You've all made me feel so welcome in blogland.