Thursday, December 17, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday--Christmas Tree Ornament

In the spirit of the holiday, I decided to feature an old Christmas tree ornament that I can remember hanging on our trees back in the 1950's and into the 1960's. I was fascinated by the movement of the small metal piece inside the plastic housing. Heat generated by the rather large Christmas tree light bulbs of that era, powered the metal and made it spin.

In Cleveland we have a shop on Clifton Boulevard....The Flower Child.....that decorates and sells 1950-1970's stuff. Any time of year is like a walk down memory lane for me, but Christmas is simply the BEST. Several years back I was circulating around the shop with my son, Aric, and saw one of these old treasured memory ornaments hanging on a line in front of the cash register. It was one of those purchases that was almost an....I don't care what the price is......! Fortunately, it was not too

It is now always front and center on my holiday tree and it continually evokes memories of Christmas' past.


  1. Don't you just love it when you say "I remember this" or "I had one of these growing up" and you are in an antique store? Lol

  2. Individual ornaments that bring back specific memories are certainly treasures.

    They are so great to pass on the stories of our youth to our younger family members.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Bill ;-)