Its all looking a bit minimal around here as all the decorations are down and the tree is waiting in the garage to be disposed of (hopefully before September like last year's - it didn't drop at all in that time!)
In my Being Creative Vintage post I talked about the groovy 70s decorations we embellished...well, as I gazed at Mum and Dad's tree there they all were!
....there was one that had a purple velvet band with pearly sequins and some of mum's tatting...it turned out to be lace...but there's tatting to follow!
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.
I found another that I had forgotten:
...tatting, lace, velvet, sequins and sparkles!
You can see where I inherited my love of crafty things!
.....As promised the favourite (post -war) decoration from my Grandad's tree...
my brother and I had lots of fun with this cheeky chappie!!
They are all safely packed away for another year....