Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A vintagesusie Christmas!


My Sweetest of  Hearts...
It seems I've been so silent as of late...
so much has been spinning around in my head & in my life,
but oh, how I've miss you!


I wasn't sure how Christmas was going to feel this year,
so many things still up in the air...
but Christmas feels like LOVE to me...
ALWAYS.


As I pull my decorations out, from there year long hibernation,
I look at each treasure with the eyes of a child...


some old decorations that I've had forever,
some new decorations that I purchased after Christmas last year,
but all equally MAGICAL.


My collection of tiny, German made wooden angels
that I've had since my daughter was a baby,


& boxes & boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments...


my twig trees that make a perfect display for my


glitter covered, reproduction vintage French postcards.


Every little thing having a special memory attached to it


like this 1950's Santa Claus from childhood...MAGIC!


At night, our home is cast with a soft amber glow,
the glow of warmth & family & contentment.


I can't help but feel sorry for Santa when he gets to our house,
having to come down & out of our pot belly stove...


but I don't think he minds, he's NEVER missed our house. ;)


The stockings were hung


on the chimney with care,


in hopes that Saint Nicholas


soon would be there.


An old treasure...


a new treasure...


& a small tree for our 1920 cabin in the woods.


And of course...


BIRDS....


resting ever so gently on their nest.


Christmas memories surround me


and remind me of what Christmas REALLY is about...


Magic, Peace, Joy & Love.
All the things I wish most for you, during this glorious
Holiday Season.



Season's Greetings to all of my Sweet, Sweet Friends &
Peace on Earth
Goodwill Towards Men!

XOXO
vintagesusie

15 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your home. Everything is displayed with a lot of love.

Danielle

Roxi said...

The love you displayed in your surroundings does shine through! So pretty, and I love the 'R' stocking. ;)

Sue said...

Such beautiful things you have Susie! Good to read from you again.

Retreauxgirl said...

My parents have that same 50's Santa! I always loved him!!
~Leslie

Shannon said...

Hi Susie!
So glad you found me, love your vintage touches in your holiday decorating and I see some of your adorable Pottery Barn ornaments ;)
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Sabrina @ loulousucre said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comment. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful!!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a lovely insight into your beautiful and heart warming Christmas decorations. Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays Ms. Susie. Oma Linda

Charlene said...

What a sweet post Susie! You are so right that Christmas is all about memories, love, family & being thankful for what we have. Blessed to have you as a friend. Enjoy this special season full of love! HUGS!
Charlene

Lynn Richards said...

LOVE the picture of your grandson at the end. How cute is he???
How's the snow?
xo
lynn

Teresa at Magazine Your Home said...

I love those wooden angels, your decorations are incredible. Just became a follower.

debbie h. said...

Susie, your home is beautiful, and your vintage decorations are so sweet. I love seeing your vintage ornaments and they look just like mine that were handed down to me from my mom and dad. Thanks also for your sweet comment on my post. Merriest of Christmases to you and your family.

Susan said...

Just lovely! You've got a great collection of shiny brites. :)

Barb said...

So so beautiful! Your home is beautiful and warm!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it Susie! I adore vintage treasures too! I love the Santa boxes in front of the pot-bellied stove! And the little german dolls are precious! Angie xo

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I love your birds! Everything looks so beautiful. Your little German angels are so sweet. I have those same reproduction postcards and I love them. I have a large jolly 1950's Santa. Some things just get better with age.