Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday



It was a beautiful morning at the flea market...clear and cold...we were all wrapped up in our scarves and held onto our hot coffee cups to warm our fingers...
I found these vintage ornaments and thought I would share them with you in their "as found" condition for this first Vintage Christmas Monday!
(I'm a bit early but wanted to play along......I am off to bed and then a full day of work tomorrow so this is my early contribution to this blog party! )



I kept this little tinsel nest under a glass cloche all year... now it has an antique golden "egg" and "twigs" of vintage glass beads...



A vintage red bird flew over to sit on the tinsel nest...





You may remember this post done back in September...these pretty vintage turquoise ornaments (perhaps teal or aqua?) are normally sitting in a pretty blown glass jar in the dining room (to admire all year long).
...(click here to see Touch of Turquoise post)

I have been collecting vintage Christmas items for as long as I can remember and can't wait to start digging through the boxes in the attic to share some more with you next Monday. To see more participants in Vintage Christmas Monday visit Joan of Anthing Goes Here.
This will be fun!
Looking forward to a short work week because of the Thanksgiving holiday...
...I'm thankful for THAT!
:)

41 comments:

Jane said...

I love vintage Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing some of yours this week and I look forward to seeing what else you are going to show us.
I was looking through some earlier posts and am quite jealous of some of your recent vintage finds. I am always looking for old journals and can never seem to find one...and the clock parts...I love them!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Jane

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your vintage red bird....so reminds me of my childhood Christmas's ...I wished I had sense enough to have asked my parents for all those wonderful old ornaments, but I am sure they just threw them out when they moved to Indiana.


Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Cynthia K. said...

Oh, lovely, lovely old ornaments - they are so special - seems so many of us covet them. I am following in love with the color aqua or as you say, turquoise, hard to say sometimes. Anyway I'm gathering just bit to add to my silver ornaments and a few pink that I have. Thanks for showing us all your pretties. I signed up as a follower last week I think. I just read your previous post and my goodness, you do have some wonderful friends in the blog world. I'm quite sure they would not have been such a blessing to you unless you had been a real blessing to them through your delightful blog.

Cone see me and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

FILIGREE MOON said...

They are all so pretty! Sweet bird in the nest. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ~ Angela

Linda said...

Beautiful vintage ornaments! Looking forward to more next week!

Linda

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog and so glad that I stopped by...Have so missed my blog reading but have been a little busy...This week there are 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS on my Holiday Blog. They only require a comment...AND there are some good looking boys on my main blog.....
Blessings to you and your this Thanksgiving season. I am so ready to get bad to reading my favorite blogs.

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pysseltanten said...

Niiice...=)))
Hugs Git

Bonjade said...

So georgeous.....
I collect these old vintage ornaments......
These are made with so much love.....such fine colours....... oh I am in love with it.
Nice day

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I knew your post would be wonderful. As always even the things in their "as found" condition look beautiful. Thank you for joining the party!!! xo Joan

sissie said...

Your vintage ornaments touch my heart. It seems as though today people just give away or toss out their ornaments and do something different to stay with the trend. The old ornaments have heart because they were held on by families for many years, loved and cherished.
Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Debby said...

What a beautiful post, gotta love the vintage decorations.
Debby

Theresa said...

Precious! Love the tinsel nest, finding it's golden egg and that sweet red vintage bird... Oh MY! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
Love all your vintage christmas decorations
But you know me.. particularly the turquoise, teal, aqua ones!!

You've just reminded me.. that I have a box of vintage decorations 'somewhere' unless they were lost or given away.. I'll have to look for them.

Thanks for your comment over my way. The bike incident luckily left no bruises hehe just a crazy thing to happen right before the 1st run.

Take care and I hope to get back and say Happy Thanksgiving before the weekend. if not.. Happy Thanksgiving.. We don't celebrate it here but I am thankful for my new blogging friends. xx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh you're word thingy gave me angst.. 4 attempts and the words just kept getting more obsure and skewed. Then it realised I had no brain and gave me an easy one!! haha

Tracey said...

I absolutely love vintage ornaments and yours are sooooo pretty! I have some of the same ones myself...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Laura!

:)T

cheryl kuhn said...

What beautiful ornaments and what beautiful photos!

Chrissy said...

LAURA those photos are lovely,reminds me of being a kid,wish I still had some of our things...hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend,Chrissy

~~Carol~~ said...

You found some wonderful ornaments at the flea! I have found not one single Shiny Brite this year. Very sad. Love that sweet tinsel nest! I'm going to snoop through the rest of your blog now!
Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!
Carol

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Laura, I love everything vintage Christmas! I had not heard about this party so I just signed up as I just posted many of my vintage Christmas treasures! I love the red bird! Bisous... Julie Marie

Dawn said...

Beautiful vintage ornaments! I love the pinks and turqoise. I'm see those colors, plus a lot of lavender, in new Christmas things this year. I love that you keep some of it out all year!
Hugs,
Dawan

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Dear Laura,
Happy Vintage Christmas Monday... what a great idea, beautiful and lovely ornaments you have collected Laura... really great...
A wonderful week and many greetings from germany
Bine

Tia said...

thankyou for the wonderful childhood memories :0)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Love viewing your posts.... The vintage ornaments are so charming.... Blessings for a blessed and Lovely Thanksgiving week sent your way.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

ooh aah! I love vintage ornaments. I made the mistake of passing on some at a garage sale. What was I thinking? It must have been the lack of coffee.

My Grama's Soul said...

As usual, your pics are a delight for the eyes. I am an avid follower of your blog, and will not miss a Monday.



Happy holidays,

Jo

Chemin des Muguets said...

Dear Friend,

These ornaments are charming, and I can just imagine the other vintage Christmas treasures you have tucked away.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marjorie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Lovely vintage post! I love it. I also enjoyed looking through your wonderful blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

These are so pretty. I've never come across Christmas decorations as nice as these at flea markets. If you don't mind me asking, how much do they typically cost?

Jacqueline said...

How festive they all look Laura. I love the turquoise ones. Such a lovely colour. I'm starting to feel Christmassy now !! XXXX

Felicity said...

i love your vintage christmas ornaments so pretty ive only ever found a few although i always look, fliss xx

Isabel said...

Ooooo I love those beautiful blue ornaments!!!

You always find such wonderful things :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Drool, drool, drool!! I love antique, vintage Christmas!!

Hugs!
Nancy

Lisa said...

Ok vintage Christmas rocks as it is and yours is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Gypsy Brocante said...

The colors here are gorgeous .. I love the richness time brings to old ornaments and you always have such a creative and interesting way of bringing it all together ... like the tinsel nest, bird and gold egg ... wonderful!!

You have a way with your photographs as well ... you made the gypsy vintage black goodie bag look like a million bucks in your last post! I'm happy you enjoyed it!!

xo
Jill

one gal's trash said...

The colors...textures...just beautiful!
Pam

Halo Hill said...

Yummy things!

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

Wow..the red against the silver is brilliant and I am in love with the turquoise!

BellaRosa said...

What pretty vintage ornaments, I especially loved those turqoise (?) they are so pretty :) Besos, Rose

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Laura. I have included a picture from your post in my recap post from yesterday's party with a link back to your blog. I hope that is okay with you. If not let me know. xo Joan

BellaBliss said...

Yummy yummy blog!

Jen Kershner said...

Sheer perfection, every little bit of it. So happy I found your blog!