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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Tree and Antique Ornaments

Happy Christmas ...
 
It will be awhile before I get my Christmas tree up this year, so thought I could show you a few shots of last years. 
 
I have been collecting Christmas ornaments forever, so have way too many for one tree, but I try to put all of them on ... no, just kidding ... I could never get all of them on this little tree. I have had trees that would hold all of them and I loved it ... way too much work now. 
 
 This is actually a tree-topper but I love her down low where I can see her better. I think I have three of these, but not all in wonderful condition. Spun angel hair and usually made from a kit. 

have stopped putting the really old and rare ornaments on because two or three got broken the last time I put them on the tree. 
 
I added German ice to these red berries and poke them in the branches to add glitter and loosen up the shape.  I took a garland of pip berries apart and also poke them in the branches for a looser look. 
 
Wax  boots ...wax ornaments did not last long because the kids would chew them or they would get hot and loose their shape. I do have some that survived.
   
Love Santa ornaments and pine cones are just so perfect on the tree.   

Some of my Santa collection are on the bookshelves behind the tree.

  
A vintage piƱata ... not cute, but just had to have him.
  
Coffee table display. The clear ornament is displayed on a grouping of vintage door knobs.
Love the glow of the candle on the snow in this vintage milk bottle.

Hope you enjoyed ... 

Linking to:  
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17 comments:

  1. I luv all the collected ornaments on your tree.
    Cheers, Gee

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  2. All of your vintage ornaments are lovely, but my favorite is the Angel tree topper. She is just gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

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  3. How beautiful! I think your pinata Santa is very cute.
    Chris =]

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  4. Hi Audrey: I see that you are a Christmas fanatic like me. You have some beautiful ornaments. I love your photo shots into the tree. Looks like we have some similar ornaments. I'm hoping to get mine together soon. Better be soon!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  5. How pretty this all is, Audrey.
    Such lovely olden ornaments. I didn't know about wax ones...I still have a few of my mother's glass balls but not many.
    I am very late with getting my tree up...I usually do it on the day after Thanksgiving but with packed boxes everywhere, I have just put off decorating.
    will put the tree up today, tho.
    We switched from a tall tree to a 4' tabletop tree several years ago and I just adore the simply way of getting it up and down from the attic ea year. :)

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  6. I sure love your vintage ornaments Audrey. That angel is precious. Love the coffee table display too. Clever use of old knobs!

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  7. I really enjoyed your collection and a very merry Christmas to to you and yours.

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  8. Hi Audrey - I recognize so many of your decorations as the same ones we had when I was still a kid. Nice flashbacks.
    Joy

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  9. That tree has made my heart happy! I LOVE old ornaments...and those are soo pretty.
    Your home is B-E-Utiful!! I'm off to deck out mine..I feel inspired!
    Take care!
    Paula
    Farmhouse Life

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  10. Hi Audrey, I love all your special treasures. They just add a a loveliness to your home.

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  11. Ok...I am out of the loop and curious: what is German ice?

    Thanks always for sharing at the party!
    <3 Christina

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  12. We have some of the same vintage ornaments. I try to put all the ornaments on usually, but this year I have cut way back on the decorating. That quirky little pinata is adorable.

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  13. Your christmas tree last year was so pretty, and I so understand about not wanting to put up some ornaments. My favorite was a set of 4 of the pretties cardinal ornaments and last year I broker one! So now I pack them separately and take special care. So I don't' put on a tree but maybe in a bowl where they are safer! Your decorations are so pretty, we just put up a tree today, so don't feel bad. Thanks for liking my front porch!

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  14. I love looking at your ornaments Audrey. It is like a little slice of what I remember of Christmas.

    Bliss

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  15. How beautiful! I love all your vintage ornaments....especially those boots!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    karianne

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  16. Oh my goodness. I love that pinata.
    I have been collecting antique ornaments for 30 years. Yours are so pretty.

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