Friday, 20 December 2013

On the Eighth Day of Christmas.....

Thought you might like to see the fabulous sunset we had yesterday - the colours were so strong they reflected onto the clouds on the other side of the vale.  There was a sprinkling of snow on the hills too.  Beautiful!

Its time to get out the decorations from their long hibernation under the stairs.  I've been collecting old decorations for years and I'm very fond of these 50s transparent plastic ones I remember we had on our tree when I was a child.  I got these pictures the other day in that short window of sunlight I'm treated to around midday in my front room. 

The reindeer is my favourite design but I love them all even if others think they are a bit naff!

I'm still collecting - mostly on ebay, but they are becoming quite difficult to find. 

I remember these plastic swallows too....... 

and the tinsel stars.  The human brain is a strange thing - I wonder why these decorations from long ago invoke such strong memories of my childhood.

And who would have thought old bits of plastic could look so beautiful! 


  1. I have found that the older I get the more things from my childhood seem to call to me like your tree decorations do to you. I love trees decorated with things which have meaning and bring back memories - who needs a beautifully colour co-ordinated tree when you can have one covered in memories?!

    1. Absolutely Jane! There's nothing more boring than a "designer" tree! Unfortunately my tiny house has no room for a tree so I hang them in a window and over the fireplace and really enjoy admiring them.

  2. A gorgeous sunset! I think your chilshood decorations look bang up to date! I love the swallow most of all. x

  3. I have 3 of these plastic 1950's ornaments saved all this time which we hang on the tree. It's nice to know that someone else has kept theirs too. Hugs Mrs A.


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