Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Once again I have found the time to join Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound" for another
Pink Saturday.
The month of December brings special themed Pink Saturdays....this week's theme being a favorite childhood holiday memory.
Some of my earliest Christmas memories are of my two grandmothers and the holiday decorations in their homes. Each Christmas when I was very young, my Mother's mother would create a village around the base of her Christmas tree.
There she would place special houses, animals, and porcelain figurines.
I remember a set of roosters in her scene just like these....
To me, this was a magical miniature world. Miniature houses hung on her tree..
along with beautiful balls and lights and "bubbling candles" (remember those?)
The focal point of the scene was a hand carved Victorian house (made for my Mother when she was very young) with lace curtains hanging in its windows. This old house is, today, one of my most treasured possessions.
My father's mother lived alone in an apartment and her Christmases were always spent at our house. She would spend a couple of days with us....playing games with me for hours on end. Her visits made Christmas seem even more festive. We usually had New Year's dinner at her apartment, and I can remember the special holiday candles that she would have sitting on all of her tables.
Today, when I find one of these Gurley candles in an antique shop,
I am flooded with wonderful memories of my Grandma.

Please enjoy all of the Pink Saturday Bloggers at How Sweet the Sound!
May your holidays be filled with luscious dreams of pinkness!!!

10 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you, Bev....glad you joined us this week. What a wonderful memory you have...I love that doll house.

Do drop by...let's see, aren't you in Bella Dreams blog party today?? I've got some Christmas decorating done...I'm waiting on the snow to move in..it's sleeting right now.

Scatter Bliss...
Steph

Anonymous said...

Happy Times

♥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...that house is GORGEOUS!

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☺

GWENDOLYN said...

Lovely Christmas memories! Pink Blessings!
Gwen

T's Daily Treasures said...

What wonderful memories and a beautiful Victorian house! Blessings to you and yours, :) Tammy

Mary said...

What lovely memories. I'm so glad that you can still find the candles that remind you of your Grandma. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Karen said...

What wonderful memories to have. The hand carved Victorian house is beautiful!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Beverly. I've missed you, and I am so glad you joined us today.

I loved reading of your memories of your grandmothers. The village must have seemed magical, and your mother's Victorian house is gorgeous.

Mollye said...

Hi I loved reading your memories of Christmases past and will follow you because I want to keep on and keep on reading. Your house is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing, Mollye. And yep I do remember the bubble lights. They still make them but don't quite look the same to me. I don't think they were as "plastic" back then were they? Peace

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! Your Christmas memories are wonderful. I've been looking at all of your Christmas decorations in your beautiful home! Oh my! I could move right in. Your house is fantastic! Pardon the gushing...I just love your home!

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