Very country, primitive, we were living in the heart of Texas and that was Christmas back then. Our boys found lots of treasures in these stockings over the years when they came out Christmas morning to see them bulging with surprises.
Next year perhaps we will unpack the many many older ornaments and let the kids come take what they want. The last couple of years we have just had the one tree and that is all silver, gold and glass. I don't have the mojo for two Christmas trees and all the accompanying work, the packing up is the worst isn't it?
Now here's a real blast from the past, this glass tray with the gold leaf design and wooden handles is from 1964 to be exact. It has survived many moves around the world and I still use it so it deserves to stay around!
The dainty appliqued tea cloth with drawn threadwork folded under the tray was my Mum's and it is circa 1940's.
and I crocheted this delightful concoction myself to cover my silver teapot, the colors are so 70's aren't they?
Similar food doilies have shown up on my blog for VTT in the past, I have quite the collection, and like the teapot cozies no respectable Australian household would be without them back in the day. I am quite attached to them and use them still, in fact this one covers the water jug that sits by the coffee maker.
Now head on over to Colorado Lady's blog and check in with all the other vintage addicts.