Saturday, December 11, 2010

1940's Christmas Past!


When I think of vintage Christmas ornaments, the decades of the 50' and 60's forward usually come to mind.  These beautiful pink and silver ornaments were actually made during World War II when silver nitrate was unavailable for non-military use.  During the final two years of the war, metal was in short supply, even rationed.  So, making do with what was to be had,  the manufacturer used paper and cardboard to make the caps.  I'm amazed that the cotton string hangers are still intact.  Just by being manufactured in the 40's, these ornaments are rich in history.  But, to me, these sweet confections have personal "diaries."  Each in its own time has decorated so many beautiful Christmas trees.  Perhaps, fir trees or pine trees, small trees or tall trees proudly wore the silver and the pink.  Hands placed them so carefully on the branches with love and care!  What joy they have brought to generations of those who believe in the magic of the holiday.  The delicate pink/silver embellishments were so treasured that they are still intact 70 years later! 

For more Pink Saturday posts to help you dream in pink this holiday season, visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.  It's a most wonderful time of the year for using pink to dress up our homes for the holidays!

9 comments:

Brushed By An Angel said...

I just love old things and these ornaments fit right in there. They are indeed still beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday,
Brenda

Cathy said...

Hope you are enjoying this holiday season. What a lovely Pink Saturday post.

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

Donnie said...

Your ornaments are so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Awesome that you still have those ornaments! What a treasure!

jsimplylive said...

Lovely ornaments. A few years ago I found about 6 antique ornaments at a antique Christmas show in Raleigh, NC and love them. They have such a delicate quality about them, don't they? Yours are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Happy PS! Angie

Abramyan Avenue said...

They certainly are beautiful! I love vintage ornaments so much more than alot of the newer ones! Thanks for sharing!
-April

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Beauties indeed! Wonderful post, Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings'
Catlyn

Mary said...

The history and memory carried by these old beauties is really quite amazing. Yours are lovely. I hope you had a great weekend and were able to enjoy Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

Frekles said...

Your ornaments are absolutely beautiful...where could I get some?