Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday!

Me and Santa in the Sugar Plum House!
I will tell you the story next monday!!!!

My santa with teddy
Gift from Mamma!
FYI Mamma refers to my mother-in law who was a second mom to me!!!!
What a doll!

Mamma's snowmen (2). She had them on her mantel. I remarked one year how much I loved them! Next year, guess what was in a package for me?
This is how my collection began in 1967!

Mamma's Mouse tree!
Bags made from santa's bag at Mamma's house to hold the photo book of christmas past. Mamma made them. Santa would come by mamma's house and ring the bell and the kids would greet him. He would come in and leave his bag of toys.
One year, mike, the oldest, remarked that santa kinda looked like Uncle Harry! From then on the bag was left at the front door without santa! The bells on the bags were the bells that the 2 aunts would ring from the kitchen to announce santa's arrival. They would carry the bells in their apron pockets and "pre-jingle" to get the kids running to look out the window!
Christmas eves 1968 and on and on and on!

The Boutique days
Tress I made

The boutique days

Small tree made of pods and pinecones
gift from my aunt

Piggilty Wiggilty Wagon
Gift to my DH 196?

1960Go by and see what other treasures there are to see!!!


Postcardy said...

Love your stuff. I wish I had a picture of me with Santa.

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, My! What a wonderful post! Thank you sooo much for sharing your beautiful collection and treasured memories! Hugs, Terri xoxo

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow1 You've got alot of wonderful Christmas treasures! I especially love that little old wagon full to the brim with snowmen! Love the picture of you with Santa too. My sister has a great one of her with Santa, that looks like it's straight out of Miracle on 34th Street, but there are no pictures of me with the jolly guy!
Happy VCM!