Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Decorations

I'll show you a few of my Christmas decorations.
This used to belong to my Grandma and Grandad. It was displayed every year on top of the TV. It doesnt have the original white deer around the base, but it does still play "Rudolph the red nose reindeer" and reminds me of my Grandparents house, and the brilliant happy Christmas party's they held every Christmas Day, every time I look at it.

Also from their house - a 1950's Santa,

and a huge paper bell.
I'm hoping to get some serious snogging done under this!

and I made a "Holly and the Ivy" wreath (and added a few rosehips too!)

And the tree.
We had to wait until the dancing queen was home from Uni before it was decorated as she is in charge of the operation.
I think we can safely say Christmas has arrived.

22 comments:

Deb said...

That's just the best...having decorations from family that remind us of the happiest times we spent as children.

Your tree is lovely, the DQ did a wonderful job! Now you can sit back and enjoy the next few days!

Pooh's Abode said...

What super decorations - you are so lucky to have them. Love your tree too.
Have a happy Christmas
Viv
xxx

topchelseagirl said...

Your tree looks fabulous. You're so lucky to have your grandparents' decorations - how wonderful to have them to bring back happy memories! x

cieldequimper said...

I think I'll invite myself over! This is so lovely!

Kathy said...

That's a seriously elegant tree!
We haven't got any decorations as old as yours ... but I'm hoping some of ours will become future treasures one day.
love Kathy xxx

periwinkle said...

yee haaa, I wish we had some of my grandparents decorations but alas no :-(.... Happy Christmas :-)... The word verification is Jinglito , very apt lol

Rowan said...

And very nice too! How lovely to have things that belonged to your grandparents, I have the crystal dish that my gran made the trifle for Christmas tea in every year, it always takes me back to my childhood Christmas's when I look at it. I remember decorations like the bell too, we had quite a few of that sort of thing when I was little along with garlands which went from the corners of the room to the centre light fitting. I can see my dad putting them up even now.

Sheila said...

How lovely, i love traditional things, and decorations that really mean something!
x

jennyfreckles said...

Christmas is nothing without a bit of nostalgia. Your tree looks lovely - very stylish.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Fantastic decorations especially the ones that bring back wonderful memories. Diane

Twiggy said...

Wonderful, it all looks gorgeous, I have A Spode Christmas tree plate and huge plate that belonged to my lovely lovely Grandma. I only use them on Christmas Day, it's lovely to remember our loved ones.
twiggy x

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

That's one slinky looking angel on the top of your tree .... the vintage decorations are fab ... I wonder if my mum has still got my nan's stuff in a box somewhere. Must investigate. x

Tabiboo said...

Beautiful dec's Diane - and Merry Christmas to you too.

The Boo's xxxxx

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

Dear Diane,

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog the other day (and a warm thank you to 'Periwinkle' and 'Vintage Tea Time' for mentioning me in such lovely words!). Mia and her blog Lilla Blanka has been one of my favourites for years, long before I had even thought about plunging into this "blogging business" on my own...

Before I forget: http://www.cloudfarmcamping.com/ is the camp site you asked about. Just after we were there, they were about to change ownership, but I can't imagine it having changed that much - the beautiful surroundings are unlikely to have disappeared! ;-)

You have a very nice blog with a lovely personal tone - nice to "meet" you!

Warm regards,
Helena

Menopausal musing said...

And wonderful and Christmassy it all looks too.......... :O)

Rosie said...

I love the blue tree, how lovely that it has so many memories for you. xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

How great to have those decorations with lovely memories :) Love the vintage Santa. Your tree looks wonderful - well done the dancing queen!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

"snogging"

GET HER!!!!

Rosie said...

Lovely nostalgic decorations and super stylish tree! I remember those paper bell decorations. I also remember for years we had an 'angel chimes' on the dinner table on Christmas Day - when you lit the candles the angels went round and round tinkling on their way! I can see it now:)

Green thumb said...

How cute that Santa!
Enjoy your Christmas week!
xxxx

Jill said...

I've got quite a few old Xmas decorations that hold dear memories for me - sadly, they are far too delicate to be on any tree within striking distance of Violet :0)
Your tree looks beautiful - check out that sassy Fairy sitting on the top!

xxxx

The Curious Cat said...

I love the fact you have your grandparent's old christmas decorations...that is such a nice idea...something to pass on to your own grandchildren...xxx