“Vintage” Christmas Memories from Home


                                Vintage Christmas card, photo by Zero Discipline, flickr 

I just love seeing old Christmas pictures on Pinterest, and then seeing the word vintage beneath them.  I often wonder when I became vintage!  I remember when I would sit down at the kitchen table with a notepad, pencil and a box of Christmas cards with Santa on the cover and try to draw him.  With my parents decorating the house around me, I would zone in on copying that card.

Here’s another picture from Pinterest of Santa selling my favorite beverage.  I blame him for my addiction to caffeine – wonder if there’s a lawsuit out there somewhere?Can’t you just look at these pictures and imagine he’s real!?!  He just got home from his long trip and he’s greeted by Mrs. Claus and a Coke – plus that little reindeer!


I loved pictures of the Nativity and the simple presentation of Baby Jesus.



But seriously, as we approach the Christmas season again, and before we get all wrapped up with presents –  yep, I said tongue in cheek – whether you’re vintage or not, I  hope you stop and welcome old childhood memories as they flood across your paths.

The pictures don’t just remind me of the symbols of Christmas, but of that sweet little family I was a part of and that I then tried to create.  They remind me of sitting around the kitchen table with those Christmas cards and limited artistic abilities as Mama and Daddy pulled decorations in cardboard boxes out of the attic.  The pictures also remind me of pulling out my Nativity and Old Santa for my own children and trying to recreate the sweet memories of my childhood.  I guess being vintage isn’t all that bad as long as I can still remember those sweet times.



Enjoying Home,



About lindafm51

Hi! I’m enthralled with, interested in, passionate about, in love with houses and all things home! I have been as long as I can remember. I recall getting my mom’s Better Homes and Garden magazines and imagining how I would redo her beautiful front porch or my bedroom. I have a good eye but I’m not the neatest creator around, so I usually have to see it in place and then move things around until they tickle my fancy – this has always driven others crazy! I love to decorate, redecorate and spend time in my creation with those I love. Even though I make a lot of changes to my home, I feel very fortunate for all God has given me and I try to be a good steward by not overspending. I’ve done this on a shoe-string budget for many years, so I have lots of practice in using what I have or buying on the cheap. I’ll share ideas with you on this blog – it’s what I’m good at! Enjoying home! Linda
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