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Monday 2 December 2013

Christmas Memories And Trees

I have so many great memories from my childhood about Christmas.  Some of the following pictures are of past memories with a few finds thrown in.

Top Row:

The 1st picture is of a folding Christmas tree and the mannequin in a Christmas apron I found at my favorite second hand store.
The 2nd picture is of Jell-O molds I would pick up when I found them to make this tree I have in my kitchen this year for Christmas.
The 3rd picture is one I took at a plant store that was holding a Christmas market this year,
Bottom Row:
The 4th picture is a cardholder I found at a second hand store that I decorated with my brooches.
The 5th picture is a ceramic Christmas tree yet again a second hand store find which had all it's parts.
The 6th picture is a metal cone tree with Christmas ornaments in it.

My dad would go from Christmas tree lot to Christmas tree lot looking for the best tree around Vancouver when I was young.  He did this till the mid 1970's then my mom got a fake tree with green lights, red thread ball ornaments and thick white garland.  No lovely smelling tree, no color lights, no colorful ornaments or lots of silver tinsel.  What was she thinking.  My dad went along with it but I think he would have gladly gotten in the car and gone looking for the tree.

I hope you find some of these memories interesting.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Thank you for sharing you Christmas memories, I love how you Mom searched for the best Santa. My mind wanders down memory lane as I get my decorations out.

  2. Hello Denise,

    I remember the bubble lights, although I never had them.

    We've had an artificial tree ever since the year that Johnny protested the heaviness and stickiness of the real one that was giving him trouble as he brought it into the house.

    Have a good Blue Monday.

  3. So much fun here!!! I love that story about your dad!!! Those are the things that make Christmas special!!!

  4. Nice images! Bubble lights are just awesome, aren't they?!

  5. What a blessing that memories last forever.

  6. Fun post of fond memories! Love your vintage brooch tree, and the jello mold tree also. Laughing at your description of the artificial tree, they used to be awful, lol.

  7. Great post love all the stories,family pictures the bubble lights... way to go!

  8. I still remember the wonderful store displays I saw when I was young. I love your stack of jell-o molds - what a great idea.

  9. Very fun! I remember a lot of the things...I'm old!

  10. All my photos with Santa are horrible as I look scared to death! Thanks for joining TTF and sharing your memories and fun ideas for Christmas decor!

  11. Great memories and photos. The one with the costumes and the one after it with the store window display reminds me of the movie A Christmas Story, that film really captured what I remember Christmas being like when I was little. Columbus Ohio (where I was born) had a huge dept store that did all of that good stuff. Thanks for the memories and thanks for joining the "Olde" party - Dawn @ We Call It

  12. Vintage Christmas is the best!

    Thanks for sharing the Christmas tree memory of your Dad, isn't that just what Dad's always did! So fun!

  13. I still love those bubble lights, daughter in law bought some last week. :)
    Great Christmas memories here.
    I am your newest follower thru bloglovin and Google Friends Connect.
    xo bj

  14. Denise, I too have so many fond Christmas memories of my childhood. I truly enjoyed hearing yours and seeing your vintage decorations! My older sis had bubble lights and I loved them! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  15. Thanks for linking up your vintage Christmas photos with Santa and your neat Christmas decor. Love the elves!

  16. LOVE! all your old photos--so cool! thanks for linking up to Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm

  17. What neat memories! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Twirl & Take a Bow!

    - Brooke -

  18. I love the little tree made from jello molds--cute!


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