Sunday, December 15, 2013

Vintage Advent Tree


One of my favorite Christmas decorations is this felt advent tree 
that I hang in my front hallway every year. 

It has been in my family for a very looooong time.
My Mama found it at a church bazaar in the late 60's/early 70's.
It is such a perfect way to help little children count down the days til Christmas.
(The ornaments are numbered 1-25 on the reverse side.)

I'm noticing a few worn spots that need TLC.
So I'll have to perform felt and yarn surgery before I pack it away this year.
I have to keep it in good shape so it will last for another 40 years. 





32 comments:

  1. I love it too! What gorgeous colors. Josie has a chocolate advent calendar that she's suppose to share with her sister. I don't think it's been shared all that often this advent season (smile).

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  2. Perfect 60s decoration. I love that it has been in your family for so long - it is delightful.

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    1. My whole house is full of perfect 60's decorations. :-)

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  3. This is so nice! I would love to have one like it. I'm currently looking at designs for Advent calendars, to make in time for next year. How wonderful that this one has stayed in your family so long.

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    1. Something like this would be fairly easy to figure out how to make. But hand sewing sequins would take a bit of time.

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  4. Oh I love it...I never get tired of that era. So nice that you are keeping it in good repair so it will truly be a family heirloom for generations to come. xo

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    1. The years of my childhood are the golden era. :-)

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  5. So nice to have family pieces. Like old friends!

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  6. So cute, what a wonderful keepsake! Love the crocheted snowflakes in your previous post too!

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  7. This is wonderful and great that you still have all the pieces for it too. I love the look.

    xo Danielle

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  8. So sweet! Some of my most favorite things were my mother's. Nothing new can take the place of something that my mother picked out.

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  9. I love advent trees! Such a splendid way for little ones to past those l-o-n-g days before Christmas morning.

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    1. It really does help them understand how to wait.

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  10. Oh that is so Christmas cute, and how special that you have had it for so long!

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    1. Christmas cute is one of my favorite decorating styles. :-)

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  11. I love things like this that have been in the family for years. It is the tradition that makes Christmas so special. This is such a charming advent calendar.

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  12. 'Tis a beautiful Advent wall hanging. I love that it is a family tradition and that it will find a resting place each Christmas for many years!!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. It's been hanging in that same spot since my Mom passed it to me.

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  13. You're wise to take such good care of an heirloom like this one - a treasure for the next generation.

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    1. I hope at least one of my kids or grandkids likes it as much as I do. I'd love to pass it on to a new generation.

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