Monday, July 28, 2008

Joy in July!!!!





One day a couple of weeks ago my sweet mom called and said that she was going to be going through more of her things and "downsizing". This always makes me a little sad. She said that she would be getting rid of some old Christmas decorations and did I think that I would want them? Are you serious? Are kidding me?! I KNEW I WANTED THEM! I got the box Monday and opened it last night. It really was like Christmas in July. Number one, I LOVE Christmas more than any other time of the year. And two, I love any happy attachment to my childhood.
I was so thrilled when I opened the box and found these items. Just look!


These glass ornaments always hung on the tree. I remember at one point, when I was a teenager, I told my mom that I would only hang them on the back of the tree, because "they look so old!" Go figure, now I think they are just the most precious things. I think they are probably from my mom and dad's first Christmas.....

My mom made this the year my daughter was born. She was born in June and this was finished by Christmas!

I gave this ornament to my mom for Christmas the year my daughter was born.... You can click on any of the pictures to see the detail.

These pretty little angels always sat on the dinning room table at my Ma's house. Oh! P.S. Ma = Grandma on my Dad's side.

This little guy was always hanging around some where. Sometimes in a wreath and sometimes on the tree. Just singing away....

This was one of the bonus items that I found. This little precious sat on my Ma's dressing table. it amazes me that my mom kept when she passed away.

But the best thing in the box was this quilt. My mom even put a note with a story about this quilt. I'll share that in another post.... AHHH....All this talk makes me want a cold glass of egg nog!

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."" -- Charles Dickens

8 comments:

CONNIE said...

Hi, Liz! Thanks for stopping by @ my new place. You're new too!

My favorite time of the year is also Christmas. I have my (artificial) tree up after Thanksgiving dinner ^-^.

Those treasures are beautiful and so special. You're so lucky to have them.

Ciao!

Her Shabbiness said...

Those are awesome treasures. I have a set of two angels that look very similar to your little precious bonus item. Mine are holding delicate pink flowers though. They came from my grandmother too. I'll have to share them one day on my blog.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How special Liz! The ornies are gorgeous. It is funny how our tastes "come around". Your Ma's little cherub is so cute. Beautiful quilt too. What fun you must have had opening this box!
Nikki

Debbie said...

Oh my word! I can only imagine the joy you must have felt when you received these goodies. I was so excited for you as I was reading along. ENJOY!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How wonderful!! I looooooooove Christmas, especially vintage Christmas!
Those ornaments are so pretty, and those little bone china angels are just too precious!
:)

Jen r. said...

What wonderful things! I love those little angels! We had some just like that when I was a kid! Thanks so much for stopping by and sying hi! :) Jen R

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, it is so sweet that your mother gave you all of those wonderful decorations. I love the stocking and know how long something like that takes.

hugs,
Becky

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What beautiful tresures! I can't wait to hear the story about the quilt.