Went through Moms large box of Christmas ornaments, or “ornies” as we used to call them to see what vintage, childhood memory-provoking goodies I could find.
This was it!!
In addition to a precious few other things:
The elf is a Lefton, the three angels with the musical instruments in the front were Grandma’s, which make them special.
Now, Mom loved, I mean LOVED Christmas, so she has a wonderful large vintage village, some of Grandma’s Putz brand houses, and numerous nativities, but it seems she didn’t start buying things until about the mid-to-late 1970’s when she got another job after being home for a while.
So most everything she has is post 1970’s. Drat.
The majority of her vast ornie collection is from the late ‘70’s onward, so it sadly has little appeal to me except I know she loved them, so they are special for that reason.
We used to have a few older glass ornies from Grandma, but I suppose they got broken over time.
I have avoided doing searches for “vintage Christmas” on eBay because I have so much vintage and non-vintage holiday stuff already.
And some of the ornies on eBay sell for a lot of money, more than I’m willing to pay.
But I did do a search and came across some lovely vintage beauties:
There is something so honest and beautiful about the wear these ornaments have seen…
I love to see age and flaking paint on these:
I’ve picked up quite a few boxes of vintage mid-century ornaments, I must be crazy to be looking for more, but mine look more like this:
Not many indents or flocked.
I don’t think a few more could hurt, right?