Friday, 18 December 2009


This year I put a little christmas tree on the kitchen table and put some of my mother's vintage decorations on it.
Such a wonderful reminder of my beautiful mother

Such a cute plastic angel - love her smile

Pearly/silver beads on this little boot
and a glass garland

Glass/tinsel flower on top of angel

Poor Santa has lost his feet and his arms have turned orange

Blue flower

Pearl/silver beaded bell

Love this little gazebo with the deer

Here is my orange armed Santa again

Love the heart shaped mouth on this little elf

This little wooden man (the daddy) was bought by me for christmas 1976, 4 months before our first child was born. He is part of the set below

This little family group was representing the impending birth of our first baby born in April 1977.

This was the mummy (me) - lost her leg somewhere!!

There was our sweet little baby to be

This lovely flocked bell has such a cute Santa inside

Another little angel with gold glittered wings

This sweet angel on top was given to my mother by my cousin
I always loved the soft hair on this angel

Santa hanging out in his tinsel wreath

Lots of special memories on this tree - my beautiful mother who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Not a day goes by when I don't think about her.


Faye said...

Oh Alison, The tree is precious. I love all the oranaments! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

barbara said...

Alison, thank you for sharing these sweet decorations with us, also for your kind comment on my Liberty shirts, Happy Christmas.

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison love the vintage ornaments. My mum still has most of hers from when we were little and it brings back memories. Your tree and decorating look great. Have a great weekend. Carol

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Alison, what a sweet little tree to remember your Mom... I love all of the vintage ornaments!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!
xo heather

Deb said...

Hi Alison
What a lovely tree filled with such sweet ornaments!

Little Pink Studio said...

Such darling ornaments!
I love the santa and knee bender elf!!
I hope you're enjoying the holidays!
Cerri xoox

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

is a lovely keepsake and memory tree to have.
Some of those I am sure I have similar from my Granny...The blue flower one,I have in silver.

Wildflowerhouse said...

Hi Allison, I too have my mothers wonderful ornaments and the memories. I have a sweet santa that is broken on the bottom but I still hang it every year. I will have it posted for mosaic monday. Drop over and see him. Happy holiday. Sharon said...

Hi Alison, I adore the gazebo and deer, how sweet.

Katrina said...

They are adorable! Brings back so many memories of my Nan's tree - we spent every Christmas with her when we were little. I must ask if she still has some of them! Hope you have a lovely Christmas Alison!

Miss Rhea said...

Allison, each one is more precious than the one before. How wonderful that each one has a special memory attached. Merry Christmas !!! :)

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Some of the decorations bring back memories of Christmas whan I was little - how lovely you've kept them. Not sure where ours went

I was just thinking now there's such a huge choise of colours, decorations often seem to be bought for one year then thrown out, ready for the next new colour theme. Sad really isn't it

ox Gail

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Alison, what a beautiful way to remember your mother. It must keep her close to your heart at this special time of year.
Merry Christmas ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
Those vintage ornaments are just gorgeous. The angel that you have reminds me of the one that went on the Christmas tree every year when I was a child.
I wish you & your family a wonderful Christmas.

Barbara Jacksier said...

It's hard to pick a favorite ornament. I love them all.

Of course, the sweet memories make it all the more special. Happy Holidays.

Georgia Peachez said...

Hi Alison,
what a lovely tribute to your mum and her wonderful decorations! I love it! I love your holiday banner too! xo, suzy

Cindy said...

Lots of vintage cuteness! I love it!

yapping cat

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Awe Alison...this is the cutest tree!!! What wonderful memories of your mother and for you too! Even the Santa with no legs is precious!!! ;)
17 years is a long time. May the comfort of memories of her bring you closer each day.
Merry Christmas Alison~
everything vintage

shabby*vintage*dreams said...

They are all so sweet!!! bet seeing that everyday brings back wonderful fond memories!!! have a wonderful Chrissie wont ya!!
Much love

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

I cannot think of anything more perfect for a Christmas tree than decorations that mean something. My boys have really enjoyed decorating our tree this year, now they are old enough to do it, and boy were they exited about doing it!! I told them about the history of some of the older ones so I hope they have a feeling of family like these have for you. Wonderful!!
Have a fabulous Christmas and thankyou for all your lovely comments :)
Irene x

Natasha Burns said...

they're adorable Alison! I remember having an angel like yours when I was a kid, I wish we had kept them!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Natasha Burns said...

they're adorable Alison! I remember having an angel like yours when I was a kid, I wish we had kept them!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love all those sweet ornaments. And from your Mom, that's the best part. Good memories...

Merry Christmas,

bluemuf said...

I just love all those lovely decorations. I would like to wish you and your family and very Happy Christmas.

Hugs Karen

Artifax said...

What a precious tree and so many lovely memories. Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

Merry~Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!


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