December 31, 2007

Christmas Smurf


Either I or my sister owned a Smurf like this.....holding a candy cane. Smurfs were very popular in the 80's; I was in high school when one of us got this for Christmas.

December 28, 2007

Pink Ornaments


My aunt who lived next door had ornaments like this on her tree. I thought they were elegant and beautiful.

December 27, 2007

Santa, Reindeer & Sleigh


We had a Santa just like this one, it would always go hung up in the middle of the living room picture window.

December 24, 2007

Silver Christmas Tree



We had a small table top silver Christmas tree just like this one, as you can see in the photo. We had little ornaments for it and it always went on the end table. That's my oldest sister in the photo, this photo was taken sometime in the early 70's.

December 21, 2007

Bell Ornaments


We had a couple of plastic bell ornaments like the two on the ends in front in the photo. I am sure they would be considered tacky this day and age but when we were growing up they were among the ornaments we used every year on our tree.

December 20, 2007

Christmas Basket Ornaments


We had a couple of ornaments like this, little white plastic baskets filled with poinsettias.

December 19, 2007

Candle Chimes


I am not sure what the correct name for this candle holder is. My aunt had one just like it when we were growing up. You'd light the candles and the heat would cause the top part to spin and ring the chimes. I was fascinated with it.

December 18, 2007

Bird Christmas Ornament


Mom had a few of ornaments like this. Birds with plastic fibres for the tails. They clipped onto the branches.

December 17, 2007

Christmas Badge/Button


Someone at our house had this, probably one of my older sisters.

December 14, 2007

Christmas Ornament Perfume


My friend gave me this one year, I think I was in grade 7 or 8. I believe it was from Avon.

December 13, 2007

Satin Christmas Ornaments


Satin ornaments were very popular in the 80's, we used them on our tree and Mom would also suspend them from garland and hang them in the window.

December 12, 2007

December Girl Figurine


My sister who was born in December had one just like this. I had the February girl.

December 11, 2007

December 10, 2007

Christmas Cookie Cutters


We had a set of cookie cutters like these and I remember making sugar cookies and then decorating them with icing and sprinkles.

December 07, 2007

Candy Cane Pen


One year for Christmas we all got candy cane pens in our stockings. They were a big hit.

December 06, 2007

Treasury of Christmas Crafts & Food Book


My aunt owned this book, it is from the early 80's. I liked looking at all the craft and food ideas in it.

December 05, 2007

National Geographic Magazines


My parents subscribed to National Geographic magazines for years and years. I loved looking at the photos but rarely read the articles. I remember wanting to cut some of the pictures out for a school project in junior high and my parents wouldn't let me. I was upset at the time but I can understand now why they didn't let me. I remember some of the covers, especially the ones with holograms on them.

December 03, 2007