Eye Candy Friday

antique ornaments for carole knits

I think that last November photo deserves it’s own post because it’s a special one. Those are my mom’s vintage Christmas ornaments in a cranberry crate. I got the idea from my friend Anne last year and I just love the way they look.

This weekend will be a busy one full of holiday merrymaking and I plan on enjoying every bit of it. I hope you all have great things planned, too!

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Comments

  1. says

    What a great idea. Now if I put that on the floor, my puppy dog would take each one out and run around the room thinking it was toy for him! Have a great weekend!

  2. Jo says

    The ornaments are beaUtiful. A cranberry crate? One of those things this Westerner has never seen! It looks pretty and substantial–do they still use those kind of crates or are they antiques?

  3. Meghan says

    I see at least 4 ornaments in that box that I have the twins for. I have my parents’ and grandparents’ ornaments. I started putting them in large glass vases last year. They are too delicate to put on the tree. The glass vase is nice because more of them can be viewed. I like your idea of the cranberry crate. Would love to see a bog one day.

  4. says

    I am so sad my mothers ornaments were tossed out by my dad’s next wife. It’s still unbelievable to me. My sisters and I mourn every Christmas. Yours evoke beautiful memories.
    Happy Christmas weekend! It’s party season!

  5. Susan says

    What Megan said…. I too have twins for at least 4 of those ornaments. My siblings and I divided up my mother’s ornaments after she died, and I was also the recipient of some of my aunts’ ornaments as well. I must look for a glass container to display them in. Great idea.

  6. says

    Those look so familiar. We had the same ones on my childhood Christmas tree. They must have gone when Mom had the humungous auction before she moved into the apartment.

  7. says

    I have 8 old ornaments of that era that hang year-round between kitchen and dinrm… all a bit pinkish, on ribbons, hanging on short to longer ribbons… probably have a photo someplace in flickr, but it always crashes when I look on my ipad.

    I love these old ornaments! I see the ones I have hanging all the time, so I don’t think about them, but when I see another photo (like yours), I can almost smell my great-aunt’s place.