I am one of those SILLY people who absolutely LOVES everything about Christmas, maybe I should have been born a WHO! lol
From the second Thanksgiving is officially over, until New Year's Day,
I eat, sleep, think & dream Christmas in living color, sprinkled with sugar plum fairies & white twinkle lights.
I adore carefully opening up my boxes of Christmas's Past & getting a chance to see my much cherished vintage Johnson Brothers Christmas dishes & my collection of vintage 50's ornaments for the tree.
How easily I can remember back to my own childhood Christmas's so filled with magic & wonder.
I remember a pillow my Mommy had made for me. A sweet, little round pillow of Santa's face made with love out of felt & sequins.
She made a set of 6 little angels that hung on our tree, each one playing a different musical instrument. They too were made of felt & sequins & I LOVED them so much...sequins were like pixie dust to me as a little girl...pure magic!
What I wouldn't do to touch & hold & smell those memories, just one more time.
I remember getting all bundled up during the holidays & going to Belmont Shore where we would park & walk the small town Main Street, looking at all the Christmas displays in the store windows.
Then, my Daddy would drive us a little further down Pacific Coast Hwy to where the rich people lived. We would walk the sidewalks outside their homes, glancing into their world at their huge Christmas trees covered in grand lights & surrounded by beautiful presents & bows...
but it never took away from the magic of our little tree at home with the sweet homemade felt & sequined angels.
I love the words of Dr. Seuss...I too believe Christmas means a little bit more.
'Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.'
Here's to wishing all of you Sweet Hearts,
the joys & blessings of wonderful childhood memories, your very own Vintage Christmas & "a little bit more!"
I am also joining Debra of Common Ground for her Vintage Inspiration Friday post. The theme through December is to share your Vintage Christmas...how fun is that! Come on over & join in the fun, there are so many lovely links to visit. I hope you will enjoy them as well.
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