Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gratitude~Day 25

Only a month until Christmas! 
I've taken down all the Fall decorations 
and I'm starting to bring up the Christmas bins!
Today I'm grateful that my Mom kept some of our old ornaments!  I thought she had gotten rid of all of the old Christmas things but recently when helping her downsize she mentioned some boxes of Christmas in the garage! 
I opened some boxes to find ornaments...but not just any ornaments...Shiny Brites! 
Look at the graphics on these original boxes!
Look at all this gorgeousness! 
I remember some of these from many years ago.  Mom gave me a 'few' when I moved out but to have her still have these boxes full has made me so happy! 
Even the faded colors are beautiful to me!
Thank you Mom for still having these reminders of my childhood! 

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Linda

31 comments:

Cheri said...

I remember these, I think my mom also had boxes of them. Awesome.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How exciting to find those old Christmas balls! They're from the 50s and early 60s. So much fun decorating!! Enjoy!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are a real treasure to have, especially since they were from your childhood. I remember them also, but don't know what happened to them over the years.

Ms. Redo said...

Ah, amazing, so glad your mom saved them!!!

ImSoVintage said...

These are beautiful, Linda. How amazing that your mom kept all of them and that they are in such lovely condition.

Hugs,
Laura

Rebecca said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I can imagine your delight is doubled for the memories attached to these wonderful, vintage bulbs....

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love them! I'm always tempted to leave my favorites out all year long.

Nellie said...

How lucky you are, Linda! We rarely had a tree, and there were no boxes of ornaments from my childhood. I would love to have some older ornaments. Enjoy trimming your tree!:)

Gina said...

Beautiful ornaments! You are so lucky to have them still.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I am sad to say I sold two boxes of vintage shiny brites in my youth from my Grandma. I could kick myself now.

Sarah said...

Looks so familiar! I grew up with Shiny Brites on our family tree. ;-)
Glad you found these at your mom's house.

Susan said...

We had the same Christmas bulbs when I was growing up. I think my mom gave them away when she went to an "all natural" looking tree. Oh, how I miss the good ole days, XOXO

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Gotta love those old Shiny Brites!!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, lucky you for your mom to give you these vintage balls! I just love them and to have the boxes are just wonderful. Hope your Thanksgiving was great and thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Julie said...

I'm so jealous, Linda. You are one lucky daughter!

Vonlipi said...

I love those old ornements.

I'm so glad someone saved them.


Hugs,

Val XXX

BECKY said...

Oh Linda! How wonderful! Entire boxes of Shiny Bright ornaments!! I'm grateful to have just a few ornaments left over from my childhood. My mother was not a "saver" and when she passed away, there really wasn't much left.
I'm happy you have these!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh LInda, what a treasure! So glad your mom kept them for you.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jojo said...

Outstanding! What treasures your mom saved for you!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How wonderful to find all those ornaments still in their original boxes! I love your festive new blog banner, too!

Jill said...

We're so lucky that our Mom's held on to the vintage Christmas decorations. These ones are really nice,Linda!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

What a wonderful thing to be grateful for! Beautiful! :)
-Denise

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I so enjoyed your post today, and the lovely photos of your vintage ornaments from your mother--they are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

Melanie said...

Those old ornaments are so pretty! Much nicer than the cheap ones that they sell nowadays. :-)

DogsMom said...

The old ornaments (and the memories) are the best!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's SO hard to write with all of the 'drool' dripping onto my computer! heehee! These are absolutely gorgeous! Each one is a treasure. I love the packing material in that one box! ENJOY these marvelous reminders of our happy childhoods! Sweet hugs!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the Shiny Brites!!! The graphics are wonderful and even the empty boxes are selling on Ebay! You have a great collection with wonderful memories!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Awe - now I don't have the boxes but I do have some of those bulbs my mother left me! They are so pretty and delicate. sandie

Joy said...

Those shiny brights are the best kind!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, that's great you got some of your lovely childhood Christmas tree decorations, Linda.

Thanks for your visit. Up to eyebrows in Christmas decor. Loving every second of it. Susan

Eclectically Vintage said...

I have a collection of Shiny Brites - they're even more special with memories attached!
Kelly