Here are a few photos of some of my decorations that I have used to decorate for Christmas this year. Decorating is such a exciting time for me and my family. I love the vintage decorations that I have collected over the years. My finds are from garage sales, thrift stores and vintage shops throughout the year. When I purchase a Christmas decoration I pack it away with the other decorations until Christmas. I still have a child-like feeling when I go to open them during the holidays.
I especially love vintage items because I think they represent traditions and celebrations of the past and creating new ones.
The vintage items I have acquired each have a story of their own. One story that comes to mind, took place at a craft bazar in German Village. A cute elderly women had set up a stand with vintage ornaments. She told me that they had been special ornaments to she and her husband. She had such a kind spirit. I told her I would take good care of them and they would be enjoyed by my family. Another story is of the bubble lights that are in the second photo. The bubbled vintage lights also bring back a childhood memory of just completely staring at them on my best friend's Christmas tree. I loved them so much and wanted them for my own tree as a child, and vowed to someday adorn my tree with them. I love the excitement on the children's faces as they decorate the tree, it really gives me such a warm feeling. Each ornament has a special memory for me. I would love to hear what are your favorite Christmas decorations?