Vintage Nostalgia

 

A few whimsical touches to old vintage toys adds warmth and invites family home to take

pleasure in the traditions of years gone by.

 

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Each Christmas we display this little 1946 Looky Fire Truck.

It was a Christmas gift to my husband when he was first born.

 

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He was also firefighter for many years.

 

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This is a 1946 Christmas stocking from Germany, it always takes center stage

on our mantel.  

 

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Mantel Clock, early 1900’s, belonged to my husbands grandparents.

 

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Franklin D. Roosevelt's “the man of the hour” clock,  dates back to 1933 and is also vintage.

 

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This old clock was a $3.00 yard sale find and it works.

 

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Here’s another vintage mantel clock that has a beautiful chime.

 

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My collection of old vintage faded red books.

 

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Our Christmas tree is finally decorated along with several strands of new lights.

Have you ever attempted to remove several hundred lights from an

eight foot prelit Christmas tree?  Me either…until today and it’s not fun. They all decided

to stop working at the same time. Sad smile

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

For more vintage inspiration ..stop by the following

 Common Ground vintage Friday Inspiration

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9 comments:

laurie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

beautiful treasures and you should be given a medal for taking those lights off the prelit tree, what a job!

LindyLouMac in Italy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That vintage fire engine is so cute.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mary, What great vintage heirlooms in this post. I love the fire truck. And that vintage yardsale clock for 3 bucks is fabulous.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your clock collection! My dad used to make clocks and I have his old grandfather's clock now in my living room. The vintage fire truck is fabulous too. What a fun piece of the past. Your wreath is really pretty too. I'm your newest follower and I hope you get a chance to pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Lynn

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was just thinking about old traditions that I had when I was growing up. I love all of your old traditions, and that truck...what a treasure. Love the clocks too.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

where to start...it's all so beautiful! LOVE every single piece, espeically your clock collection...and your wreath. just lovely! i'm your newest follower :) would be so grateful if you stopped by ours too!
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cathy@my1929charmer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this post and all your treasures. Loving the Looky Fire Truck, gorgeous. All your vintage clocks, and treasures. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a members, I am now a follower of your. I'd love it if you shared this over at Sunday's Best today at 4 central. Oh btw, I live in Sears house, but now anywhere near 100 years.

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that little fire engine and your clock collection is wonderful! I also love the green wreath...it's a beauty!!
Merry Christmas!!

Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the way you've displayed your clocks, very pretty. Your husband's fire truck is just adorable with the greenery and pine cones. What a treasure.

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