Our Christmas Tree holds pieces of our lives and memories from each Christmas we have spent together. It has been a tradition since our very first Christmas as a couple in 1998 to listen to the Celine Dion- These Are The Special Times Christmas CD while decorating the tree and I love the conversations that always go along with it! I have tried to uphold these traditions and have added more along the way as we became a family in 2000 and as our son Lennon has grown, Christmas has always been a magical time in our household!!
The Sparkler Aluminum Pom Pom Christmas Tree-Circa 1966. My Uncle purchased this tree shortly before he left for the Vietnam War, somewhere over the years it ended up in my Grandmother's annex storage, when I was 16 I wanted to deck my bedroom for the holidays and asked my Grandma for a Christmas tree, thus the Sparkler became mine.
|Vintage Santa Circa Early 1900's. Gift from the sweet Inge, owner of my favorite local antique shop.|
|Vintage Santa Night Light-Age Unknown. Found at our local antique mall.|
Grandma's Christmas Trees! These two trees are both very thrilling additions to our Christmas decor collection and both were found after hunting for a good deal but it is always worth holding off to find just the right item for you when buying vintage!
This handmade Green Ceramic Christmas Tree-Circa 1960's, is the newest addition to our collection and my big Christmas gift from my husband this year! I remember the Green Ceramic Tree that was in the home of my Grandma Marvin, who lived on Horseshoe Lake just around the corner from my Mother's Parents home on Lake Montcalm. I grew up in a small picturesque rural area with lush forests, wildlife and clusters of picturesque lakes, the natural beauty of Michigan is breathtaking. It was so fun when I was a kid to be able to walk from Grandma to Grandma to get spoiled by both and it also turned me into an old soul, as I was influenced by a different generation, this translated into my vintage tastes as an adult. Grandma Marvin always had her big Green Ceramic Christmas Tree as the centerpiece of her kitchen table. I remember trying so hard to sleep on Christmas Eve, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I remember staring at the pretty colored lights from the tree trying, in vain, to lull my excitement!! My husband Kevin and I have been looking for a ceramic tree for several years, we were lucky to win this one in an auction at a local antique mall and I am still in a bit of disbelief that after years of searching it's finally ours! Christmastimes when I was a little girl were always a treat because we could start the morning at Grandma and Grandpa's opening gifts there and then go just around the corner to open more at Grandma Marvin's or vice versa, I loved having my Grandparents close and their vintage tastes influence me to this day!
I love having little touches of Christmas all over the house. I picked up these cute plastic candle rings circa the 1960's at our local antique mall to add a little touch of nature.
I hope you have enjoyed this little peek into our home at Christmastime. What is your favorite piece of Christmas Decor in your collection? Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for tons of Christmas fun to come!