Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Times A-Coming!

 It has been mighty busy at the big-girl job this season so I haven't done a lot of decorating because I realized it is one of those things within my control and I can choose not to, if I want.  Who knew!  It was a revelation.  I did put up the tree in the living room and moved all those pink ornaments I collected last year to the main tree.  It is small so it is packed full and I love that busy look!  This birdie is new (old) for this year.
 A pink reflector clip-on ornament, handmade by Magpie Ethel and extra special!
 This birdie is new for this year, too.  Hey!  There is Mrs. Claus!
 Hey, there she is again!  She gets around.  This is my only clear ornament.  Vintage love.
 Sorry for this fuzzy one but I couldn't leave it out because I adore that vintage shape.  They sure knew how to make an ornament back in the day.
 So I stand corrected, that one with the yellow stripe is clear, too.
 See, they really knew how to do it.
My favorite ornament and I am more than down with this being the start of a collection.  Christmas time is coming and I hope you are doing the things that bring you joy and setting the rest aside! XO


Art and Sand said...

Every single ornament is lovely.

Do you have a couple of days off for Christmas? My daughter just has Christmas Day off.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Looking festive and glad something I made is part of your holiday tree!

oldgreymare said...

the tree the tree..I need to see the whole tree! :D

Maureen said...

Love the vintage goodies; especially the birdies! Oh Mrs Claus, you ARE the photog aren't you? ;)

Three more days of work; then off till January 6th! Yahoo!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your tree is looking sooooo pretty! Love all your vintage ornaments and the fun swirly hangers. This is exactly what I did with our little tree this year...vintage all the way.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your tree is lovely Kathy!! Love all the vintage pretties!! And the little hangers you used are cute too! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! xo Holly

Annette said...

Love the vintage ornaments. Every year my husband gives me a special ornament, so after 30 years, those are about the only ones that go on the tree.

must love junk said...

Gotta love vintage! So pretty :)

vintage grey said...

All so beautiful!! Love the Santa one! Merry Christmas Kathy! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such a gorgeous collection. I just love those old ornaments too. Your tree must sparkle with those pretty ornaments.

xo Danielle

Curtains in My Tree said...

I see some ornaments just like I have ,vintage
I still don't have all my tree ornaments on my big tree so I have quit, my company will never know I quit LOL they will just be here about 4 hours then gone then time to take it all down LOL
Bad attitude I sound like ?

I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas

Art and Sand said...

Don't have much time to write my full feelings because Lulu is finally allowed to go for a walk after being housebound after her surgery. She is chomping at the bit and then the mailman came.


I love how you made it.

I love the red star.

I will thank you properly after Christmas.


CATHY said...

I love vintage ornaments - can we see a full shot of the tree?

Laurie said...

I love seeing your tree -- it makes me very happy! I'm planning to spend all weekend doing the important stuff! Have a lovely weekend!

Annette said...

The vintage ornaments are such sweet eye candy! I would have some if my son hadn't thrown them away!
It's just amazing how much pressure we put on ourselves that is totally unnecessary. Many years ago, I quit cooking a big Christmas meal because I was just exhausted and I didn't get to see the kids enjoy their presents. I fix a big breakfast and we munch on finger foods the rest of the day.