For Christmas this year there were things I received that were so me. My daughter knows how much I like shiny silver vintage items, so when she found this beautiful Silver Platter at an estate sale, she picked it up for me for my gift.
It is quite a heavy piece, and it sits up on 4 pedestals.
I found a great place to show it off on this shelf.
I received this little metal beauty from my Son and daughter-in-law. And I am sure I found the perfect spot for it! I could not be more pleased.
My good friend and also my daughter's mother-in-law gave me 5 very old ornaments. As I looked at each one of them, tickled to death, she explained from what era each one came from. The above one I believe came from the early 1930's
This one is from the early days in the 1900's
This little bird is made of paper mache' and is hollow. The head comes off to reveal a place for small toys or candy. She said this one came from the 1930's It is covered with old fashioned glitter.
This little glass ornament is probably from the 20's and the one below is also early 1900's Notice the very old tinsel.
I thank them all for the perfect little vintage gifts. They mean so much, because I know there was lots of thought gone into these gifts.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!