Friday, March 18, 2011

A lost 'treasure' found at last!

My booth inventory has been taking over our finished basement, so I've been re-arranging lots of things and going through cabinets in the process of organizing it all. Yesterday, I found a Christmas 'treasure' that I've been looking for for a long time!

In the 50s and 60s, decorating things with sequins was a really popular craft (a 1950s version of the Bedazzler...) My mother made lots of Christmas items decorated like this -- the same things we now see at estate sales and thrift stores.

She made the Christmas tree skirt in this picture, decorated with sequined lanterns and 'beautiful' gold fringe. I really don't like it, but use it every year anyway, just because she made it and I'm really sentimental like that.She also made these napkin rings, which I do like. The reindeer (top right) has been in my jewelry box for at least 5 years (probably closer to 10), waiting for the remaining 7 to turn up. It got separated from the rest when they were 'put away in a safe place' (translate: lost) after Christmas all those years ago. Because I never throw anything out, I was sure they'd show up sometime. Well, I just found them yesterday, in the folds of a tablecloth (isn't that where you would have looked?) I'm really happy to have found them & will take better care of them now.Now if the styrofoam-ball ornaments decorated with sequins & beads held on by stuck-in straight pins would only show up, too. Sadly, they're long gone -- but this is what they looked like...Do you have any fun craft memories from your childhood?

1 comment:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oh, what a shame you can't find the baubles, they were pretty. Love that the napkin rings were in the tablecloth!

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