December 18, 2009





 Cherished ornaments in antique white, shimmery beige, and lots of German glass glitter

 Vintage silver christmas candle clips hold German beeswax candles

 Little papier mache angels by Nicol Sayre spread holiday magic throughout

 My vintage music Magnolias

And, of course ~ birds

Papier Mache, glass glitter, crepe paper, and candles ~
Christmas tree decorations of a time gone by.

What traditions or decorations from the past
do you cherish in the present?

Wishing you and yours a most joyful, magical,
and peaceful holiday season!
~ Jenn


  1. Beautiful ornaments! The magnolias were truly unique. I've been collecting ornaments since I was in high school. Every year when we open the boxes to decorate it's like seeing old friends. Thanks for the peek into the rookery!

  2. It breathtakingly beautiful!

    This year we had to decorate only the top half of the Christmas tree. Our toddler has go-go gadget arms!

  3. Your tree looks so beautiful.

    I love to go on Christmas Eve with my boys and hubs driving around looking at all the Christmas lights in our town, making snarky comments about the ugly lights and picking winners of the pretty light.

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!! I <3 the Magnolias. When the girls get older I would love to have a more grown-up tree, but alas right now our tree is covered in shatterproof ornaments and garland.
    I have all the ornaments that my parents gave each year and it brings back a bit of nostalgia when I pull them out of storage each year. I have continued this tradition with the girls - although I have switched to ornaments from Things Remembered so that they are a little more cohesive.

  5. My ornaments that I would get each year as a kid. I still have a lot of them from when I was younger. Now each of my kids get a new ornament each year so when they move out they have a little collection of there own. Oh and the ornaments that my kids made. I love each and every one of them.

  6. Your tree is GORGEOUS; I have no vintage or family ornaments :( That's what I get for having a Jewish mom. Our tree this year is very simple, it's very Charlie Brown, white lights/tinsel/glass icicles.

  7. Wow- that is just the most old fashioned, quintessential Christmas tree! The music magnolias are amazing!! How did you make them?? So totally classy and unique!

  8. Ummmm...I want your Music Paper Magnolia's. Those are freaking AWSOME!! Gorgeous Tree!! My Mama and I used to spend pre-Christmas shopping for gorgeous glass ornaments at The Wooden Nickel when it was still around. I LOVED that place!!! However, of all the beautiful blown glass ornaments we stocked up on over the years, I still to this day miss the giant bubble lights we had as a kid. :) THAT was Christmas!!

    Iris :)

  9. *GASP* Your tree is BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful! I can't say that I expected anything less from you but it is just gorgeous! It belongs in a catalog somewhere. Wonderful job!

  10. Beautiful tree...of course! The magnolias are my favorite! I see an addition to The Cute Little Shop on for next year.

  11. oh my goodness, what a beautiful tree! We have tons of birds and old ornaments on our tree, too. I love the vintage look!

    Thanks for stopping by my site, btw. Please come back soon! I will be visiting your site often... I love it!


  12. Wow, you are uber-creative! I especially love the magnolias made from sheet music! Beautiful! Found you on SITS comments. Glad I did.

  13. You have absolutely one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen!

  14. Your decorations are so classy! love them! We have a collection of nutcrackers that were handcarved in Germany... I love them!

  15. Is this a "themed" tree? Do you have others or is this the only one?

    I've always wanted to do themed trees, but I always think about it too late. One day....I want to have a whole tree with just x-stitched Precious Moments ornaments, but I'd have to finish making more than three. ;-)

  16. What a lovely tree! The magnolias are beautiful!

  17. Beautiful! I especially love the magnolias. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!


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