Friday, December 10, 2010

xmas decorations i remember from the 1970s

10 comments:

Donna said...

That bell on the porch was a novel idea.

Chef E said...

I always thought we were strange not to have a nativity scene...I was fascinated by them...hubby's family uses a sleigh bell to ring after Santa comes, and it is the strangest thing when all his family goes bizzerk...we just had to go to bed, and would wake up to a mostly filled stocking of fruit...FRUIT! that maybe why I have fruit issues today...Okay no therapy today...

Vickie said...

My favorite part of this was the smells - such a powerful memory inducer for me. And the unlit candles. My mom has candles that have to be 40 years old that have never been lit. Not me, I enjoy things like there's no tomorrow - because sometimes there isn't.

FrankandMary said...

Our horrible fake Christma tree was a nightmare beyond the scope of apologies or excuses. BUT I LOVED IT.

We had the forever unlit big red candle too.

Thanks for bringing back good kid memories. ~Mary

Lea Ann said...

We had that same Christmas tree. A couple of years ago I saw one at an antique store in Hutchinson, almost bought it. It even had the light with the plastic colored wheel. And yes, why didn't our mom's ever light that candle that sat in the plastic poinsettia ring?

Anonymous said...

Oh man, what is with that never lit candle? My mom packed that thing AWAY every year, too. With plastic poinsettia ring, of course.
I still love seeing those fake silver trees. Your mom was so hip! We always had the real tree, shedding needles everywhere. I remember pulling those needles out of my socks for a month. -Cin

Debra said...

what wonderful memories and traditions! this is my first year ever with an artificial tree {sigh}. it'll do, it'll do.

Big Mark 243 said...

We had a small silver Christmas tree that reminded me of Charlie Brown's tree. I have been rooting for underdogs for a long time.

What was it like having such a useful and handy sister? Jan could not do ANYTHING. Clumsy, inarticulate and with a matching level of intelligence, she could not manage to boil an egg or make toast.

And she wished SHE was the oldest... yeah, right!

Chris said...

A child of the early 70's, I remember everything being artificial, plastic, and fake. Fake tree, plastic wreaths, and stuff like that.

almost 50 but not quite said...

graphic.novel.
and i love how everything smells like "basement." and i think "basement" is a universal smell.