it's no secret that i love vintage... ummmmmmm... EVERYTHING! :) so i seriously doubt it will shock anyone to discover that i have a particularly treasured collection of vintage christmas ornaments. it began with a few that we were given after jeff's grandfather died, got a bit bigger when my mom's friend betty downsized and was looking for a good home for the ones her mother had amassed, and has been occasionally added to from various thrift shops and rummage sales. this october i hit the jackpot at a local sale, where i found more ornaments (some of which were in their gorgeous 1940's boxes!) and the loveliest little santa-bedecked box of hooks. what made it even better was that i got to meet the lovely seniors who attend the church at which the sale was held; i think they were secretly convinced i was slightly nuts to be sooooo very excited by these "old and damaged" baubles, when i could get some nicer, newer, fancier ones at the nearby mall, but they were much too polite to say so, lol!
the base of this is a page from an old ideals christmas magazine, the pocket is an off-cut of transparency (oh hambly, how i MISS THEE!!!) and the rest are miscellaneous rub-ons and stickers from my stash!