Thank you, Cheryl, for hosting this fun blog event!
I grew up in the sixties when everyone used the ‘old fashioned’ large bulb lights. You know the ones that would get so hot it was like touching a hot stove burner? Despite this hazard, I loved them and missed them with novelty lights, like poinsettias, and twinkle lights came into vogue. About six years ago, I found a pre-lit artificial tree with replica lights of those bulbs. I didn’t hesitate. I bought it.
For a few years, I used my hodge-podge of ornaments that I’d been given over the years, then I inherited a few Jewel Brite ornaments (also from the 60’s), I decided only vintage ornaments would due for this tree so the search began. I haunt antique and thrift stores in search of these ornaments. I visit flea markets and go to auctions where my only pursuit is finding these ornaments. Sometimes, I’m successful, sometimes I’m not yet the pursuit of the decorations is always a blast. (Yes, I know I can buy them on Ebay, but what fun is that?)
I did luck out and get many of my grandmother’s Jewel Brite ornaments when my aunt downsized and had an auction this summer which gave me enough to decorate my ‘vintage’ tree.
The Nativity ornament belonged to my grandma. The long ornament, as you can see, was well loved by someone else and was used on a tree with ‘hot’ bulbs and came too close!
Do you have fond memories of special ornaments or Christmas lights?
My novella, Railroaded into Love, is included in The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection. This historic story has an unusual setting –a railroad chapel car! The release date is January 1, 2016, but you can PRE-ORDER IT ON AMAZON.
Multi-published author and RITA finalist, Rose Ross Zediker, writes contemporary and historical inspirational romances and has over one hundred publishing credits in the Christian magazine genre for children and adults. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.
I'll give away books to two commenters today. The drawing winners will have the choice of Wedding on the Rocks, Sweet on the Cowgirl, Reclaiming the Cowboy's Heart or Dakota Love.
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