I so love Vintage and the memories they hold. I'm getting old and I'm enjoying so many posts from others on Vintage Christmas as there isn't much I own from years gone by but memories.
I had some old lights but again they aren't Vintage just old. I plugged them in and sparks flew from under my hand, no fun, so they are now gone.
I should stick to the memories.
Memory: We only had three but they were lights that screwed into the set on the tree and when they warmed up the glass tube had water in it and they would bubble. Do you remember those?
Tradition: Growing up we had nasty old tree stands, probably vintage ones. You would crank three sides to the stand and try and level the tree. It only held for about 1 cup of water and the tree drank more than that the first few days. Our stand had one side that the screw crank thread was striped and every once in a while the tree would fall over. Yes this was a tradition, not a memory, because we continued to use that old tree stand.
Gifts: Guy has got to be the best Christmas Stocking Stuff'r in the world, he truly has been our Christmas all these years gone past. Even my son Matthew was telling me the other day, that he isn't too old for a Stocking yet and to make sure Guy does his stocking because he thinks I might have done his last year. Anyway each year they are stuffed with surprises. About 7 years ago, the kids were doing their stockings and Victoria unwraps "lifesavers" you know the box that opens and the window on each side revels packages of lifesavers candy? She looks up and says, "didn't I get this last year?" We all laughed so hard.
Vintage Kris Kringle: Karen's Cottage and Castle
Yesterday we had a dumping of snow on PEI, I think Santa has ordered it so his sleigh will take off. Either way I just looked out and it is snowing again. The snow plough driver has been by a number of times and the driveway is full, giving us a snow-day, feeling of being kept away from the rest of the world. I can imagine Christmas to be a lonely time for some.
"Lord" I pray that everyone has someone special during the Christmas holiday season to share the joy and happiness this time of year brings. Wishing good health and happiness is on my list this year. As well as finding another nativity so I can teach my grand-children of baby Jesus.
Tis a glorious day,
Thank you for coming by and enjoying it with me.
xo ~00~ Grandma