Treasures from Christmas Past

by Amy Caldwell December. 18, 2020 145 views

Grandma bought a box of (broken) Christmas ornaments at a yard sale sometime in the early 70s. Grandpa restrung the beads and fixed them up and ended up with 3 or 5 of these. (I really don't remember how many there were on Grandma's tree.) I grew up loving them because they reminded me of the chandelier in the dining room. Grandma passed in 1988 and I received this a few years later. It's one of my most treasured.

Crystal Chandelier

Crystal Chandelier

I bought this one at a thrift store in a box with some other odds and ends stuff I was buying to do a craft project. Nice bonus. Just thought it was pretty. It's quite old. It's a glitter stencil all the way around.

Old Rose

Old Rose

This is part of a set, several different Christmas items. Momma sent away for them out of a magazine, again, early 70s. They glow in the dark. Growing up it was always the most exciting thing to turn off the Christmas lights and see them all glow. :D (they still glow—50 years old, and they still glow...and part of me is still excited...haha)

'the glowing ones!'

'the glowing ones!'

Glass kitty-because I collect cats. Not real cats.....lol, Glass cats, clay cats, plastic cats, metal cats, cloth cats.....

Kitty

Kitty

Choir angels—Grandma's. They are older than me....

Christmas Chorus

Christmas Chorus

Crystal pine cone. Don't remember where this one came from, but I always love the way it reflects the lights.
and wooden santa carved by a cousin of mine. (yes, that is Tigger trapped in a snow globe...)

Crystal pine cone

Crystal pine cone

Barbie-she never hangs on the tree. Momma bought me Barbies because Grandma wouldn't allow her to have Barbie—inappropriate for young girls....

Solo in the Spotlight

Solo in the Spotlight

One of the kings in a ceramic nativity that was handmade by my mom. Signed on the bottoms of each piece even. :) Grandma and an aunt (actually 2 aunts) have matching sets. Another treasure.

Ceramic King

Ceramic King

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