Saturday, December 5, 2009

PINK SAT. /CHRISTMAS MEMORIES



Welcome to pink Sat. for the month of Dec. Beverly has chosen Christmas themes for our Pink sat. post, oh what fun! today is base on childhood memories & well when you get to be up in years there's too many to choose from LOL LOL be sure to visit http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ where you'll not only meet our wonderful sweet Beverly but all the sweet pink participants , I'm sure they'll be lots of eye candy as well




Do you remember this stuff? LOL back in the day it was called tinsel & came in a little long flat box, mom would tell us to put it on the tree one strand at a time well you know what always happened don't you? LO before it was over with we became tired & weary of that silver stuff & began to throw it on the tree by the handfuls LOL , I began to ponder whether or not they still made this stuff, so I went on a search & lo & behold there it was! yea I'm resorting back into my childhood just a bit & determined that one of my trees will be drapped ever so glorious with this silver madness LOL



This sweet quilt also holds a very special Christmas memorie for me, it's 35 years old, will be 36 this Chrismas, it is a precious gift from Terry's grandmother, back in 75 she made all the married grandkids a quilt, it was my first year to be a part of the family & was so honored & touched that I could be a part of that, it hangs over our bed, tattered in a few places that just need a few stiches here & there, I believe she made 9 quilts that year, it's just a little something that makes me smile when I look at it

13 comments:

♥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 for the memory...

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

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...does this bring back memories, I remember having to decorate with that silver tinsel!! The removing it from the tree was the difficult part, I think most of the time, as we had a real tree, we would just discard it with most of the tinsel still attached....crazy times, but happy memories!! Amazing quilt, such a treasured keepsake, thanks for sharing!! Happy Pink SAturday!
xOxO Nerina :)

Lemondrop Marie said...

I remember throwing some tinsel myself, that stuff ends up everywhere! Happy PS!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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GWENDOLYN said...

Oh yes, the tinsle, same thing here... one at a time turned into hand fulls thrown on! Taking it off was almost as fun as putting it on. ha! Lovely quilt, I imagine it is very precious to you and your hub. Pink Blessings!
Gwen

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Helen.... I think we must have been living parallel lives! I can remember having to put the tinsel on one strand at a time, and my father was the one who was picky about it. LOL! I don't think I've put tinsel on a tree in years because of that! ;-)

And I love your quilt. What a special keepsake.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

P.S. I do want one of the flag pillows. Thanks!

Mary said...

I share your memory of tinsel! It was part of many of our childhoods. Thanks so much for telling us your story. I haven't seen it in years. It's good to know it's still out there. Have a great day.

Beverly said...

Welcome back, Helen. I've missed you. And, happy Pink Saturday.

Yes, I do remember tinsel, and the instruction to hang one piece at a time. Ha!

It makes me smile that you have your special quilt so that you can enjoy it every day.

Mollye said...

Ha Ha have fun with your tinsel! Mollye

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Oh, I do remember tinsel, trying to put one piece at a time on the tree!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Vickie

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Pam said...

What a wonderful quilt. A very special family heirloom to pass along to the next generation. Love the tinsel. Didn't know they still made it. I remember that it came in a box and we would take it off the tree and carefully wrap to use again the following year. Glad you found it.

MercedesLouise said...

Love your Christmas memories. I too helped my Nan put this tinsel on her tree when I was young.

Joyce said...

From one Nana to another. Love your memories. I too remember the box of tinsel and being told to pit it on one strand at a time. I thought my mother was nuts, there had to be a billion strands in that box. It wasn't long before we were sending gobs of it over the top to the back of the tree! We thought that she'd never notice. Thnks for the memories and for visiting my blog.