When it came to decorating, my grandmother was never a traditionalist. She loved modern houses, modern furniture, and trendy holiday decorations. She was the first person I knew to have a themed Christmas tree, and a natural-looking tree was not for her – she had a white flocked tree, with blue tinsel and blue glass ornaments. Then she filled in with novelty ornaments – elves, drummer boys, and mice. Her tree made a decorating statement.
These ornaments are in amazing shape, for 40-year-old plastic! My oldest daughter has them, and when I see decorations that just call out to me, I get them to add to the collection. There is something so cheerful about them! I think they are guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy!
Yes, my grandmother made me crocheted vests when I was a teenager and they looked just like the ones you’re wearing. What a flashback!
I wish I could find a picture of an outfit she made me, that was a giant purple granny square for the top, with a purple crocheted skirt. She always liked to be trendy! 🙂
My grandmother made matching skirts too. Forgot about that. She sent them to us crocheted and my mother had to line them! 😉 I can’t remember any granny squares. Mostly the things she made for us were light yellow and I think green once.
Yep, my skirt was lined too! I remember thinking it was very daring to have something see-through, even if it was to another complete layer!
I love vintage ornaments too, sadly, most of my mum’s got broken when we were kids. I enjoyed looking at your crocheted vest, my grandmother once crocheted me a whole dress in granny squares, not the most comfortable thing to wear….
I bet you wore it with go-go boots! 🙂
I can still remember my first christmas tree after moving from home. It was in 1975 and I bought a while flocked natural tree, trimmed in in colored lights (as I could’nt find solid blue at the time) and then added blue ornaments. My favorite tree; hmm…I need to look for that picture. Love the old ornaments and have a few of them myself.
There’s nothing like a variety of old ornaments to bring back memories!
I adore that picture of you in the crocheted vest…it’s so quintessentially 70s! And those vintage christmas ornaments are adorable-and in great condition!
I was just home and we still own those vests! I did not pose for an updated picture though. 🙂
Haha probably a good idea 😉 though crochet is coming back in now!