Welcome to another Vintage Christmas installment!
Here is a lovely ornament my sister gave me.
I love grapes! Isn't it lovely...
Here are some teensy iron Amish folk.
They are about 46 or so years old.
My mom gave them to me while we were living in Pennsylvania. We've used them every Christmas since!
Although he is small, this nutcracker is one of my favorites!
I got him for Christmas when we lived in Germany.
We USED him and ALL our other, larger nutcrackers to crack nuts (imagine that!)
Over the years though, one by one of these sweet fellows broke from use. I stopped using this one YEARS ago and now we just put him out as a decoration.
My mom got these in Italy when we lived in Germany in the 60's.
I always loved them so she gave them to me for Christmas last year.
They are quite heavy.
And this book.........by Joan Walsh Anglund!
Do any of you remember her!?
This was my sister's book...given to her in 1970.
She gave it to me last year while going through a box of books.
I was so happy to receive it!
look at these sweet illustrations...
such simple, beautiful work....
And here is one last reminder of my childhood in Germany!
My adored sled.
Believe it or not, this was my sled I got in 1967. (We actually USED this sled in Fort Worth when it snowed in 2005! We had to really wax it though!!)
and look! My old address!
I've used this as a decoration each year.
When we lived in an apartment, I would put a small real tree on it.
Then, for several years, I put it the front porch.
One day someone mentioned that they couldn't believe it hadn't been stolen.
So, now, we put it under the tree with a tub full of Christmas books we've collected over the years.
I remember going down MANY hills on this sled...
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