Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday.Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy! To participate, all you have to do is:
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It may come to a surprise to you that I have a rather obsession with VINTAGE things....hahahah....a few years ago, I purchased the ultimate item that brings back warm and fuzzy feelings from my childhood.....a vintage silver tree.
I have not put this tree up in several years, but decided this year, it was a must. I love this tree, it reminds me of happy times at my grandmothers house at Christmas time. My memaw always had a real tree in the large front window of her living room,decorated with red lights and red ornaments. But the crowning jewel was her aluminum silver tree complete with color wheel in the dining room window.
I can remember when we would arrive at her house, and if it was already dark outside, the first thing I would look for was the beautiful silver tree in her dining room window, glowing with beautiful colors provided by the color wheel. It was like magic and wonder for a young girl. These memories are forever carved in my heart, memories of a magic tree, the magic of Christmas and of course the never ending love of the most wonderful person I have ever known, my beloved grandmother.
I have several vintage ornaments I have displayed on the tree, most were purchased last year at a local antique mall, where one seller had nothing but vintage Christmas things....my normal thrifty self lost all control......no joke.
How can anyone who remembers the nostalgia of these trees not get a warm and fuzzy feeling.....happens to me every time. My husband appreciates this tree too, he remembers his own family having one...but my kids....they do not appreciate it like I do. They have memories of only green trees, not vintage magic ones....and I am hoping to change that...at least if I ever have grandchildren, they most certainly will feel the magic I felt years ago with my own grandmother when they come to visit...you can count on that!!!
Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone...and since I can barely get a post up a few times a week lately, and most certainly not two in one day,let me just say, if you missed my post about my cherished son earlier on Wed. click here.....you can read about another obsession I have......