Friday, December 04, 2009

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Our lovely hostess as always is Beverly from "How Sweet The Sound."

As I get older I find myself visiting past Holidays and remembering how simple everything seemed to be. These photos are from 1955.


There was a beautiful innocence about the world. Or maybe we were so sheltered from the world. This was my very first Christmas in 1954.



This bobble head Santa belonged to my Nana and every Christmas sat on a shelf in her kitchen. The felt Santa was usually near the television in her living room. The roly poly was bought for my son for his first Christmas in 1975. They are some of my favorite things.




How adorable is this? It's the Charlie Brown Tree. When I saw it at the store I immediately knew It had to come home with me.




Have a wonderful weekend pinkies.




20 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Joyce, you look just like Katie, when you were little. You were so cute, and still are, I might add. I love your Nana's bobble head Santa, and that Charlie Brown Christmas tree is adorable.

I got your message late, and didn't want to call, but Sunday sounds wonderful. I will call you tomorrow.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

Just stopped back to say, that the second baby photo of you, looks like you were playing with the paper. You were probably thinking about crafting even then.
Karen

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Claudia said...

I feel the same way - as a kid growing up in the 50's there did seem to be a simplicity that is missing today. What lovely photos! And I love the Santas. Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie... I love your story. And your pictures are just precious. What a doll baby.

The one Santa that is on the right in the back, my Moma had one of those. You gave me a memory looking at it. Thank you for sharing.

Please stop by and let me share my Pink post with you.

Country hugs...Sherry

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

HOw lovely for you to share.

My parents didnt have a "kodac" back then so not too my picutres of us back then.

I agree with you... the world was much smaller back then. At least in our minds -- huh?

Happy PS.

If you get a moment I would love for you to stop by and read my Christmas Short Story post.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥ enjoy the season!

Suzie Button said...

Love your memories! The bobblehead Santa is just a classic! Happy Pink Saturday! suzie

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! What sweet pictures and sweet memories! Happy Pink Saturday!

Joyce said...

Love the vintage photos from your Christmas past. I also love all the old Christmas items that were handed down from my family because they stir up such wonderful Christmas memories.
Joyce

Mollye said...

Hi Joyce and thanks for sharing your photos and memories. I do remember actually HAVING a few Charlie trees! Mollye

someplace in thyme said...

I am one that would always go the tree that no one wanted. I feel just like you do, simplier times are behind us, I don't know how we ever got to this place of hurry, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mary said...

Aw, I love your Charlie Brown Christmas tree. How cute is that?! (Note to self: must get one) What treasures those ornaments are...one from your Nana? Wow! They're all so cute. I think we were so much more sheltered from the world back then. Insulated.
Happy Pink Saturday~

CC said...

I love the Charlie Brown Christmas tree and the bobble head Santa. Happy Pinks and have a great weekend.

Fandango Moon said...

The Charlie Brown tree is AWESOME, lol!!!
I love those photos, too. Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Your story and pictures are wonderful. I hope you are having a great day and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

Nanna said...

what a sweet post, I too am resorting back to my childhood LOL as I went on a silver tinsel hunt the other day to adorn one of my trees & couldn't believe I actually found it LOL
Helen

♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely and positively WONDERFUL! You know, I ♥ Pink Saturday but when you can pair it with Christmas - my gosh, what could be better? And, you did a marvelous job☺ What a welcoming home you have...

Loved your post today, just loved it. Wishing you a weekend filled with fun, family and friendship.

Dru said...

I so agree with you - it was a much more innocent sweet and respectful time. I love seeing your photos and that Charlie Brown tree is the best! Happy Pink Saturday!

g said...

What sweet old photos! I've been looking at some of ours I brought from my Mom's house.

Your three Santas are special! You've combined your Nana's cherished pieces with some from the next generation.

Have a lovely Christmas and a great Pink SAturday!

Riet said...

Hi Joyce. How wonderful to have all these old pictures. Such beautiful memories. Happy pink Saturday