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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Roving_Bohemian, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    I say, I do like
  2. There isn't much in this photo that's vintage. Just the rocking chair that's holding the cat up off the floor. My grandfather made it back in the 'thirties. But there is something about watching a cat sleep beside a Christmas tree that reduces one's blood pressure. Cats aren't like dogs. They won't chase burglars away and they won't drag you from a burning building...but they are really good nappers. Especially on a cold winter day.


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  3. Merry Christmas to all. Some beautiful pictures!


    Here is a mess of homemade ravioli - Mom has been making these by hand for the last 84 years. Traditional Christmas dinner for us since before I was around.
  4. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Well, we were in Cleveland caring for Mom and Dad again this year (Dad has had a pacemaker implanted, and is doing well), so we did not put up a tree again this year. Here is a snap of one of our most recent trees, an old German Feather tree.

  5. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

    No color wheel, but I have the original box with the original sleeves for the limbs.
    I have some blue and silver icicle ornaments, but they didn't come out in the picture.
    So I guess the blue ball ornaments will have to be the main staple each year.
    BTW awesome looking ravioli!
    My bil's makes his own, based on his father's recipe.
    Straight from the old country, as his father came over as an immigrant in the 30's, and had to change his name because they couldn't pronounce it. :eusa_doh:
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  6. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Just packing away the artefacts used in Edna's wartime Christmas talks including this lovely US box sent to Britain as part of War Relief. http://twitpic.com/7tlmzk
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    Warden One Too Many

  8. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

    Here's some of my vintage X-mas stuff, though some's more vintage than others:

    This little do-dad I got in a pawn shop YEARS ago. I think it makes a nice festive plant decoration:

    These gingerbread people, porcelain light-up Christmas tree, and porcelain Santa my mother made:
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    Porcelain village that my aunt left me:




    Christmas Tree with many vintage ornaments:

    And my centerpiece, my vintage Lionel train set! I've added a few new pieces over the years, but it has stayed mostly the same as when my grandfather bought it in the 1950's!
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  9. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

    The vintage porcelain tree is VERY nice.
    I need to find my mother's old one, which is in a box somewhere I'm sure.
    Otherwise I'll just purchase one on ebay, AFTER Christmas when the prices drop.
  10. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    Gotta love Christmas train sets
  11. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

    We did the same train thing this Christmas

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  12. greatestescaper

    greatestescaper One of the Regulars

    I hope that everyone had a great holiday, and a wonderful start to the New Year! While it may not be entirely vintage, our traditions are quite old fashioned. I hike up in the mountains locally for our tree, the trimmings I use to make a wreath, and we eat a goose dinner with all the trimmings, fig pudding, and wassail included!

    This first photo is for those lovers of "A Christmas Story"

    This is one of the wreaths I made and hung on the carport:

    Our tree is a pinion pine that I chopped down in the Davis Mountain Preserve. Though to be honest this picture is actually of last years tree, as this year they did not allow the tree hunt. Admittedly, I was disappointed in not getting to hike up in those mountains and chop our tree with my son (this being his first Yule). However, I was able to get a Ponderosa Pine sapling that we'll plant instead, which I believe will make for a fine tradition:

    And of course the pickle:

    Sometime soon I'll have to dig up the photos we took of the goose and fig pudding!
  13. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

    I really started collecting vintage Christmas items last Christmas. I've also inherited a few things from my 92-yr-old grandmother.

    This is my "vintage" Christmas corner. Everything (except for the two single candles) is vintage. That's a picture of my grandparents before they got married. My grandfather passed away in 2008.

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