Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday ~ Number 2


{My vintage Christmas collecting even includes the old boxes that Christmas ornament hangers came in. Inexpensive with fun graphics.}

35 comments:

  1. I don't have my Christmas things out yet, but I do have a few vintage pieces from my childhood, so I'd like to join in the fun. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  2. It is fun to find the boxes too. You're right about the graphics. They are as fun as the items themselves. I have some boxes to share next week.

    Yes, we have found old undergarmets! Everything was saved, no matter how worn, if there was some part that could be usefull: lace, ribbons, snaps, eye hooks, elastic... Some fabric and paper items literally disentigrate if you pick them up but much of it has held together. Lucky for us.

    Happy Vintage Monday!
    Dawn

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  3. hi Joan! i LOVE those boxes! and i am joining in on the fun this week...and hopefully for the rest of the holiday season. but my post won't be up until later tonight.

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  4. My part II post is up and running- can't wait to see the rest of them. Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party. XOXO.

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  5. Oh Joan...
    How fun. You know I remember seeing so many of those boxes that you have displayed. I remember opening them as a child. Thank you for the memory today. I absolutely love it.

    How fun this is. Thank you for sharing today. Stop by soon and say hi. I so love your company. Country hugs...Sherry

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  6. Hi Joan, this is so very much fun! I love your vintage boxes too, they are so precious... and hard to find I might add! Thank you so much for hosting the party...such a wonderful idea! I will make sure I visit each and every one! Bisous... Julie Marie

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  7. I love graphics and will often buy an item based on them...old or new!!! And of course I love these Christmas graphics..I am thrilled when I find items still in their original boxes!! People really took care of their treasures back in the day..even their five and dime ones!!!
    Thanks you so much for Hostessing this wonderful walk down memory lane for so many of us.
    I posted early like you suggested and am off to do some blog hopping!!
    Blessings!

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  8. Hi Joan! I've got my post up!
    Thanks to you and a couple of other bloggers, I now look at boxes differently, and have started collecting them! And your tree in the previous post is sooo gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this fun party!
    xo,
    Carol

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  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much Joan! Your words are so kind and just as kind is being Hostess to such a wonderful party! Loved you tree last year and anticipate seeing what you do this year.

    I too cannont resist old graphics!

    Warm regards ~ Judi

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  10. What a fabulous idea. I don't have my Christmas out of the attic yet, but I will get it done and join your wonderful party. I still have some of those wonderful hooks for my ornaments. I hope they never go away. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I remember those boxes. Golly - I wish I would of saved them from my mom's stash. Thanks for hosting this fun event!

    Cheers,

    Jo

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  12. Hi Joan...I am so happy to be a part of this. It's the everything and more. Have a great VWM...julie

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  13. ooooh..I almost love the vintage holiday packaging as much as the decor.

    p.s.don't forget to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway!

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  14. I've got my post up for the 2nd week. I'm really enjoying walking down memory lane!
    I found an old ornament hanger box just last week at a thrift store. It was in a huge bag of junk for $1.00. I didn't care about anything else in the bag but knew I had to have that Shiny Brite Ornament Hangers box.
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  15. I'm, up, Joan! Thanks for hosting. LOve those boxes, very neat!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

    http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2009/11/vintage-christmas-monday.html

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  16. Hi Joan,
    I remember theswe little boxes of hooks! I think I even have one or two! I just got the Fall decorating items put away...I have to take a small break and then it is a Christmas explosion at my house! LOL Thanks for hosting this....it is a lot of fun!

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  17. I remember when the hooks came in those boxes. I believe I have become vintage myself! This will be fun to see what others post.

    Sue

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  18. I would love to join in on the Vintage Monday! Sounds like a ton of fun! Will put your meme on my side bar.

    blessings
    mary

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  19. Hi, Joan!!
    Am so having fun with this! I had my post almost ready to go before we left town ... and had to laugh when I looked at yours today. The boxes are FORCING us to keep them (kinda like puppy and kitty eyes!!) Be sure to look at the fine print, as sometimes it is misleading .... (see my post) ...
    Hugs and thanks so much for hosting this FUN day!!
    Betty :)

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  20. Hi Joan,
    Love your boxes too... the pile of them together looks great. You were asking about my tree. It is in fact made out of an antique prune drying rack from the Dordogne region of France.
    If you listen to the song - in the video you will see lots of vintage decorations and postcards. THis is THE favourite French Christmas Carol that brings a tear to all grown up's eyes ;-)
    So I hand wrote it (well - I calligraphed it with a tiny paint brush) on the old slats of wood that make up what used to be the base of the rack. Pleased you like it! Unfortunately I can't put it in my Etsy shop as it is too fragile to transport.
    Next week - pampilles and lights, in English this time!

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  21. Already 22 posts! I haven't posted my vintage yet but I will be doing that in just a little while. Right now I'm checking out others. I realized I have blog a couple times a day or I'm here all day!

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  22. Hi Joan,
    it's a pleasure for me to join you and all the other participants in this Vintage Christmas Monday blog party! Your old boxes are splendid!
    Warmest wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends you Carola

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  23. I *LOVE* this blog event more than almost any other I've participated in thus far! Brilliant idea!
    XO,
    Anne

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  24. hi joan...love those vintage ornament boxes...brings me back! thanks for inviting me to join the party. everyone is soooooooooo creative. can't wait for next week! ~*~*~ michelle

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  25. Not joining today, but happy to look around! Super idea, Joan. After I get my feet wet, computer-wise, again, I'll join in!

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  26. joan...i, too, love old graphics:) look at this wonderful blog party that you've created! thank you so much:)

    mary

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  27. I love old vintage boxes, I always keep them when I find them. Thank you so much for hosting this party, Its going to be so much fun! I didn't know I had a piece of Grandmas Moses fabric when you commented on my blog. I just loved the picture and I guess it was sitting in my mothers shop forever and nobody would buy it, then I saw it and fell in love. Now I love it more knowing who its by.:)

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  28. Your vintage Christmas Monday idea is amazing! Thank you for being such a welcoming hostess :+) Your tree from last year is one of the most amazing trees I've ever seen ~ packed with vintage pink shiny brites! OMGosh! Could it get any prettier than that?
    The comment you left about the Christmas stand I photographed had me cracking up!
    Thanks :+)
    xoxoxo
    Franny

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  29. Thanks again for hosting this wonderful event! I am thoroughly enjoying looking at all the fabulous Christmas goods that everyone is posting!

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  30. Hey Joan
    Hope your Thanksgiving was great!
    Thanks for hosting this fun event, hope to get around and look at all the goodies.
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  31. This is such a great idea . . . I am so looking forward to joining in next Monday!! :) . . . liz

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  32. Oh how I love a good party and you're sure throwing a doozy! Thanks so much...just got out the Christmas decorations tonight..so many ideas swimming in my head now.
    gypsy hugs
    Beth

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  33. Oh how I love a good party and you're sure throwing a doozy! Thanks so much...just got out the Christmas decorations tonight..so many ideas swimming in my head now.
    gypsy hugs
    Beth

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