Saturday, December 12, 2009
For the second week of December's Special Pink Saturdays, the posts are all about favorite Christmas decorations. I actually have two favorites from long ago. The bright blue, red, green, and yellow lights that lit up our Christmas tree certainly take page one in the book of Christmas memories. Daddy always tested the lights before placing them on the tree because in the 50's, if one light bulb was out on the strand, all the bulbs were out. So, he would test them while Mama stood by with replacement bulbs, always trying to match the color of the "bad" bulb with the new one. That was very important! Then, my second favorite ornament was icicles! Do you remember those shiny tinsel icicles that had to be placed very selectively for the right effect? Daddy usually directed me on how to "throw" the icicles on the tree. It was really "draping." He reminded me not to "clump" the icicles, but to "fling" a few at a time and to be sure to treat each branch with the same "number."! Of course, those ornaments of long ago will always be safe in my heart. The pics shown here are from a 1950's Spiegle catalog that you can browse on Wishbook Web.
This year the lights are clear, and there won't be any "aluminum icicles." There will be simple bows, birds, and berries. The ornaments are mostly handmade. I am sharing a picture of a Christmas tag that was tied on a branch last year.I found the set of tags on Etsy. This simple little bauble brought so many compliments. It really speaks to me of the beautiful song that nature sings during this sacred holiday season.
For other Pink Saturday posts, please visit Beverly, our hostess, at How Sweet the Sound. Thank you, Beverly, for continuing our wonderful weekend get togethers!