Remember This?

I have a table in the walkway of my family room I decorate with vintage items.IMG_4654.

Often when people walk by they will look at something and say, “Wow, that’s old”.  Question is, how old is it and do you remember it?

REMEMBER when the box that held lights was as cute as the lights?


Remember when music was on a real album?


REMEMBER  when SNOW came in a cute box instead of a bag?  Or when every one was flocking their own trees?


REMEMBER when advent calendars popped up and just opening the door to a cute picture was delight enough?  Now we must have chocolate. lol!




REMEMBER when everyone was making things like this? 


REMEMBER when you would spray snow using stencils to make darling pictures on your windows?


REMEMBER old ornaments from your childhood? Shiny Brites and such.


A few of these are from our first Christmas tree, 39 yrs. ago.


Funny how now we try to create things that look ‘old’.



REMEMBER how just a simple snow scene was magical for children young and old?








Oh yeah, I think that was only yesterday.

Now if you remember a lot of these, you may be feeling a bit ‘old’ by now.

That’s o.k. think of all those wonderful memories.

Happy Holidays!


I will be sharing this post with:

Knick of Time Tuesday

Debra at Common Ground for the Vintage items block party

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Christmas Vignettes



andrea@townandprairie said...

Jann, I just love your vintage graphics! andrea@townandprairie

Julie Marie said...

Hello, I remember all of these things, and no, I do not feel old... my happy memories I hold onto will always keep me young at heart... thanks for sharing your treasured Christmas decorations... I love everything vintage, and collecting vintage Christmas is my favorite... xoxo Julie Marie

mimi_62 said...

I remember all, and much more, hee, hee!!! Thanks for the memories.

Trisha said...

I don't remember those things but I love seeing them...I have always been in love with vintage things and seeing all of your wonderful treasures makes me smile!


L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Love seeing all of your vintage Christmas goodies! Such fun!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I remember all of that...I loved the stencils for the windows...we had a french door leading to the living mom always steciled it...I also remember her hating cleaning it after Christmas!!

Kris said...

Hi Jann. I love all of your vintage items. I remember many of those things. I wish I had some of them now! I love your idea of putting the bulbs into a glass jar. I am SO going to do that!!!!
My blog button you asked about was a gift. A blog friend that my daughter and I know, and met at Blog Sugar, graciously made one for both me and my daughter, as a surprise gift. I was thrilled with it. She said she used Picnik to make it. But other than that, I don't know how to do one.
Have a good weekend coming up!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Yup! You've nailed my age! LOL I loved seeing all the good oldies! Life was simple then, wasn't it?

Marilyn said...

I have LOTS of memories = LOTS of stuff!♥♫

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My favorite decorations on my vintage items...most of them thrift store finds! I love the way you've arranged some in the terrarium! My sister and I talked on the phone tonight about what we love most...deers and elves...angels and Santas! They are all so special! ♥

Karen said...

That is a great collection, I love it all.

Ky said...

Even though I am young, I love the vintage decor. I like to think about you and dads first christmas tree it makes me really happy.

Arabella said...

Your post is like a trip down memory lane! How delightful :O)

Happy holiday hugs,

Shannon said...

I am a huge fan of vintage, and you have executed it very nicely here. Bravo!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

What a great collection of vintage Christmas decor! Love the trip down memory lane!
Thanks for dropping by today! I can't wait to see your dogwood wreath. It will look great at your place...
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,

Vicki/Jake said...

Oh yes, I have those wrinkled memories too, and I love it! Stay warm:)

Pondside said...

Oh yes, I remember all of that. I guess that makes me old! :) .... which of course, beats the alternative!
I enjoyed that trip down Christmas Memory Lane.

Bohemian said...

Jan you have an amazing Vintage Christmas Collection and it brought back a Rush of Nostalgia for me! Thank You! Yes, I remember it all... and after all, old age is a privilege not afforded to many! *Winks*

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Unknown said...

Just love all your vintage items and how beautifully you have displayed them. I do have some vintage (Guess that makes me vintage) decorations and wasn't sure how to display them. Thanks for the ideas. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Blessings!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm definitely feeling a lot old! You have a wonderful collection of 'old' things that brought back some sweet memories. Blessings, Pamela

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, I love this post and all your "remembers". Last summer I found some old window lights in fabulous graphic boxes. I thought the boxes alone would be so cute to use in a Christmas vignette. As of last week none had sold in my booth. But that's okay....I have no problems keeping them. :) xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of vintage Christmas!! Thank you for sharing them!