I knew this post would be slightly late...but I didn't realise how delayed it would be!
We have only just got the big bulging box of decorations from the shelf, I was looking forward to exploring and reaquainting myself with the happy memories of Christmas past...already planning which ornaments would adorn this post:
Grandma's swan and bell - blue was her favourite colour!
Both still have some genuinely ancient wiring!
one of many retro designs from my childhood tree...
I remember helping to make these....there was one that had a purple velvet band with pearly sequins and some of mum's tatting; a large one with strings and a (made by mum) basket attached - in which Santa perched in his hot air balloon, given to Grandad; and Grandma had a ...blue one covered in tatting and sparkles.
The sparkles came from a small flat screw top jar full of jewels of all colours shapes and sizes which I think is still in operation in mum's craft collection.
Right at the bottom of the large decoration storage box lays a box that is unopened each year..I thought it contained Grandad's tree lights, which are no longer viable. I intended to photograph the lights as they were so quirky - a smiling Father Christmas face, a green parrot, a pink chinese lantern...
however I found these instead....
ornaments from his shiny Christmas tree that stood on a blue patterned plinth, they are wrapped in THE most soft toilet paper!!
I had to warn RW Junior that if you poked the tempting indented ones they break easily....I remember that well!!
The bottom row third from the left is a nutmeg shape!
I'm not sure where the lights are but I am soooo pleased these saw the light of day.
We have many decorations on our tree - old and new...each has its own well loved story and I hope we will pass on those tales to the next generation.....and beyond.
My favourite vintage decoration is from my Grandad's tree and hangs on mum and dad's tree now..my brother and I love it - and I'm sure it will appear in a post over Christmas......
in the meantime Happy Advent to you all. xx