Monday, December 10, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Letter V

V  IS FOR VINTAGE

 If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I adore vintage anything!!

Did any of you bloggers have an aluminum tree growing up in the 1950's?  We did one year.

I'm featuring my Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree and the vintage ornaments and tree topper.  I purchased this several years ago, unfortunately this was not ours but purchased in an antique store.





The tree topper has the original bulb and looks lovely at night. This bird is mercury with a horsehair tail.



 I have a vintage Christmas picture of me and Santa, this is probably around 1955 (is that Vintage enough)?

This was taken at Montgomery Ward store in Kansas City.


Linking withhttp://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com for ABC WEDNESDAY



Ann

22 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

THAT brings back memories! My mother just had to have a white flocked tree one Christmas back in the late 50's and I can still smell that flocking material all these years later.

Bead and Needle said...

I SOOOOOOO wish I still had the aluminum tree my folks had in the 60's! And Montgomery Wards!!! I remember seeing Santa there, too - Merry Almost Christmas, Ann...Tanya

Mar said...

My parents had a xmas tree just like yours! it might still be around :)
Lovely vintage post and I love your picture with Santa.

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Roger Owen Green said...

Your are not much more vintage than I! I loved Monkey wards.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I love that winter coat in your vinatge visit to Santa - thanks for voting on my Best of Hyde DP poll.

LBP said...

I love your aluminum tree!!!! I wish I still had the one that's in my blog header but Dad gave our tree away in the 1980's when they weren't cool anymore. I have one in my home but it's just a repro, not a real vintage one. I love the photo with you and Santa. Did your dress have a crinolin? It looks poofed out some. I always wanted a crinolin!

Linda

photowannabe said...

I have to say that I am way more Vintage than you....
I really like the antique tree topper.
we have several of the old mercury ornaments with the horsetails. They belonged to my Mother in Law and I treasure them.

Leslie: said...

I have photos of me as a little girl with Santa - around the same vintage! Merry Christmas!

Leslie
abcw team

Carol L McKenna said...

Great holiday photos and wonderful choice for V ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka, artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Carol L McKenna said...

Great holiday photos and wonderful choice for V ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka, artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Carver said...

Great vintage shots. My favorite is at the end with you as a child with santa. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

very merry vintage style said...

Gorgeous tree and I love your Santa picture!
Mary

Lmkazmierczak said...

Ordinary Words...Perfect post for the letter V♫♪

ChrisJ said...

We had a small metal tree when we were in college in the early sixties. Couldn't afford anything else. But we had a great Christmas -- first Christmas in a strange country, (from England to Canada) but lots of college friends and a church that cared about students

Hazel Ceej said...

Ahhh vintage fans here we are! We had an aluminum tree long time ago at home. I like your photo with Santa. Very vintage.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I don't know what's cuter, the plaid coat you're wearing in the photo, or your socks and shoes! The picture is so sweet. And of course I love your tree! I'll be showing mine soon.
Happy Holidays,
Erica :)

Gattina said...

That tree is really beautiful, not traditional, but not shocking neither !
When I look at vintage things I feel vintage myself, as I grew up with all the furniture and suff I see now in museums (or nearly) lol !

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely picture with Santa, Ann, - can't say we ever had an aluminum tree but yours looks quite elegant.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Ann, I love your tree and have one also! My Mom had a set of 3 plastic angels, that match the one on the top of your tree. Aren't the past Christmas memories just great? Thanks for sharing! :) Pam

Chubskulit Rose said...

Vintage is great!

V is for..
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Mosaic Magpie said...

Love the photo of you with Santa and the angel tree topper! Original bulb....they don't make 'em like that anymore, do they?!
Deb

Annesphamily said...

OH how I love this post! It is precious in every way! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Anne

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