Monday, July 8, 2013

Decorating A Vintage Christmas Tree

I love Christmas it's my favorite time of year so celebrating Christmas in July with my friends makes me very happy. I do have a special place in my heart for vintage Christmas items and often wish they could talk. For instance I have some Tree Toppers for sale and wondered how many Christmas mornings they saw perched on the top of a Vintage Tree.

The same thing can be said for those big Vintage light bulbs that adorned our trees many years ago. I loved those bulbs and still use them on one of my trees that I decorate. Yes I said trees since at my house I decorate one real tree and 2 artificial ones each year. I have always loved those big bulbs especially as I got older when one blows out the rest still work and take only a minute to replace. We all know what it's like to try to find a blown bulb on the tiny lights of today. LOL I have learned it is better to toss out the string and buy a new one then spend hours trying to replace a burnt out bulb.

A vintage Christmas tree wouldn't be complete without those glass balls that were hung each year with so much care. I have boxes and boxes of them and one of these days I really have to part with some. I can remember my mom as she would take each one out of the box and hand it to us kids to carefully hang it on the tree. The really special ones she would hang up and now after all those years those special ones hang on my tree.

I am sure each and everyone one of you have a special memories of decorating that Vintage Christmas tree growing up and how special Christmas was to your family.

8 comments:

pat said...

Those big Christmas tree bulbs bring back memories of my childhood too. I can so easily remember my parents laying them out in the living room floor to test before putting them on the tree. Back then, if one went out it seems that all of them did? I still love the look of the large bulbs and the nostalgia they bring to my heart.

BookCornerCafe said...

I agree the lights were my dad's job and he would always put them on tree and then mom and the kids would do the rest of the decorating.

mymomsbooks said...

What is not to like about memories???
They are like postcards in our minds.

Bookcornercafe does have just the vintage you need to replace what was lost or broke.

BookCornerCafe said...

Thanks for the kind words Suz and you can find wonderful vintage books and items at Mymomsbooks on eBay

Kat Simpson said...

I would be someone who had multiple trees if I could find the time! Great post Deb!

http://www.KatsBoutique.com

syzygy said...

Deb, You've brought back so many memories about Christmas trees. Decorating them is such a wonderful start to the Season. Check out my Christmas items, like this Ceramic Train

Birdhouse Books said...

Deb, I loved reading this and seeing the vintage Christmas decorations you have in your store.

I have a tree topper almost exactly like this one for my tree. I bought it when I was a young girl at Woolworth!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Christmas-Tree-Topper-Vintage-Silver-Holly-Lites-Ornament-Light-Holiday-Box-/160949986613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25795de535

Rob said...

Love the idea of a separate vintage tree! We might do that this year.