Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday: My Christmas Past

I have recently acquired a lot of vintage Christmas items, but I thought I would start off by showing some of my favorite Christmas decorations from my childhood.

My favorite Christmas item has to be the little rickrack trimmed shadowbox my Mom made when I was probably three.  She made one for my Grandmom,  my Great Aunt, and one for our house.  My aunt has been gone for over ten years, so I now display hers in my home.  I was always impressed with the little details in each "cubby".   I'm sure she took her time making these, so she could have some down time after chasing me around all day!

This little basket topped with an ornament Santa was in my Grandmom's house.  Nothing like a little plastic misteltoe to take you back to the seventies!

Be sure to check out all the cool vintage Christmas items at Anything Goes Here - Vintage Christmas Mondays!  I'm looking forward to seeing all the neat things people use in their Vintage Christmas homes.


  1. I love the little shadowbox that your Mom made! How cute is that?! I think I would have been mesmerized by something like that when I was little! And I like the plastic mistletoe, because I love all that plastic stuff from the 70s!
    Happy Vintage Christmas!
    P.S. I'm your first follower!!

  2. Ah yes, the plastic mistletoe ~ I have some myself! LOL ~ It was nice that your shared your vintage childhood pieces. Thanks for sharing. Judi

  3. My dad made shadowboxes in the 70's too, I wish I still had them. Thanks for sharing these, they're so cute.

  4. What a treasure to have the shadowbox that your Mom made. I love all the little details.
    I also love the name of your blog and the reason behind the name.

  5. Your mom was ahead of her time. She was a shadowbox artist. I have to say I love that little Santa on top of the basket the best. He is just the cutest. Thanks for the memories. xo Joan

  6. What adorable little shadowboxes and I am so happy you still display your great aunt's... she is smiling down and happy... Bisous... Julie Marie

  7. cute shadowbox and great to have a story to go with it!

  8. Ooh, I love those little shadow boxes. I adore vintage Christmas decor too. Now to read more of your blog, and to become a follower!
    Have a great day.

  9. wow I've never seen these shadow boxes, very interesting post

    and love your background - I'd love some of that wrapping for Christmas


  10. I just love the shadow box, how sweet is that. I have found your Blog by checking out the posts for The Vintage Christmas, and I have now become a follower! A Blog that has a title of "Last Dollar on a Dish" well that is me to a T!
    Can't wait to have more time to read some of your older posts!



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