Friday, December 11, 2009

PINK SATURDAY ~ Favorite Decoration ~ 12/12/09



Pink Saturday again ~ this time our sweet hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is asking us to share a favorite holiday decoration. I have TONS, but it is easy to pick my very favorite.



Me when I was 5 back in 1960 playing with my favorite Santa.....I still have him today...pictured below.....



Daughter and my daddy made the little wooden Rudolph one night while DH and I were at a party and my parents were babysitting her. She even painted it all by herself! I always display them together as they both bring back such very special memories, one from my childhood, the other from my daughter's.
The entire "tablescape" my mother designed for that wonderful blonde wood coffee table was all made of styrofoam ~ not a very good choice for an inquisitive little 5 yr. old with itchy hands ~ and sadly, dear chubby Santa is the only surviving piece. The little sleigh and reindeer were made of very VERY thin sheets of styrofoam. Dear Mother never scolded me when I would accidentally break yet ANOTHER reindeer neck. She would just bring out the glue, then she tried broken bits of toothpicks, then straight pins, and lastly large amounts of red ribbon to camoflauge the sordid business. Eventually they were tossed.
Oh, how I would dearly love to find duplicates to go with my little treasured Santa. Please let me know if you ever spy any!


Please visit Beverly and all the other Pink Saturday participants here today. I'd love for you to visit previous posts of mine so that I may share our home with you this holiday season! I'll be making the rounds to visit you all soon!

Christmas Hugs,

41 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a sweet post! I love your little Santa and reindeer your daughter made, Stephanie. These ar SO sweet. If I see any reindeer similar to yours, I will be happy to let you know.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

caren said...

Stepahnie ~ Such treasures! I can see why they are your favorites and they come with such special stories! Happy Pink Saturday.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Stephanie...
I so love this post. I love your picture of you playing with the reindeer and the little Santa. At least you still have him. He looks to be in such great shape. And his color is really good too. I will keep my eyes peeled for reindeer. I haven't really seen any reindeer this year at the GW, but you never know from week to week.

You know I think I glued quite a few things back together and covered up the gluing with ribbon also. You think it is a Moma thing?

Thanks for sharing sweetie. I love it. Stop by and let me share my pink post with you.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Barbara said...

Morning Stephanie, Loved your sweet story and what great treasures.
Things from the past have such wonderful meaning and give us memories to treasure.

Have a great weekend.
Barbara

Jennifer said...

Hi Steph,Happy Pink sat,I love your christmas memories.You look adorable with the santa and sled.Love that silver tree too.The rudolph Bree made is so cute.I am glad you still have the santa maybe someday you can find a sled for him.Hugs.Love ya,Jennifer

Ps, Still working on my pink Santa x stitch from you.Lovin it!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Stephanie...What a totally sweet post...love your memories...and I'll keep my eyes out for those deers! Happy PS to you!

Elise said...

I loved this post !

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Stephanie,
This is a lovely story. You were an adorable little girl. You should keep this in a frame nearby, because this is how I see your heart now.

How kind that your mother never scolded you when you broke that precious ornament. I love that sleigh. Isn't that a wonderful memory of your daughter and your father making that reindeer together.

Lovely, post and how special to still have that Santa too.

Karen

Claudia said...

Ah, Stephanie, what a lovely post! I love your Santa and the reindeer. What treasures they are. I remember when making decorations out of styrofoam was the thing - we had some of those, too! Happy Pink Saturday!

HiHo said...

he's wonderful along with your memories, thanks for sharing....I will keep an eye out;) HP, Heidi

SmilingSally said...

What a creative one your mom was! I love that Santa and sleigh! I'm sure you treasure Santa as he's all you have left.

Connie said...

You always were a touchy-touchy girl, little sistah! Mom loved me best, ya know! ;-)
Smooches for her....MANY smooches,
xooxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo,
Connie

Mollye said...

Happy Pink Saturday Steph, The picture is a gem. And the story is delightful. I would love to be able to spy a reindeer for you some day. Holiday Hugs, Mollye

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What sweet memories you have Stephanie! And what a sweet little girl you were, inquisitive or not! I'm glad you have the Santa. I don't have anything tangible from my childhood except wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Llyn M said...

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Llyn

g said...

Lovely story. The photo of you is so cute, what a great smile. It is funny how we get so attached to flimsy things like styrofoam toys when we are small - what makes something magic to a child? I love the fact that your Dad is helping your daughter create new Christmas traditions - she will treasure that wooden reindeer like you treasure that Santa. What a wonderful Christmas heritage.

Happy PInk Saturday!

Suzie Button said...

I love your picture of you as a child, you were so cute! And your story is just as wonderful! Ah, sweet childhood memories are the best! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh sweet I love the little Santa and what a sweet story.
Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas,
Sherry

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Steph, I always love this story and that DARLING picture of you!! I love the image you have there too, so cute!
Love ya sweetie,
Amy

The Urban Chic said...

Hi Stephanie, I've been here for almost an hour waiting for pictures to download---I dislike dial up.You were a cutie pie for sure. Love all your beautiful things and especially your story and I just may be able to help you with the reindeer---no promises, but can't remember if I have 2 reindeers or angels, but I have a box full of old styrofoam things my mom had. When I go to Crowley, where my craft things are stored, I will check it out and I will be happy to send them to you. Keep your fingers crossed. Hugs, Pat

Tami said...

Hi Stephanie..my mom still has the blond wood bedroom set! Loved the picture of that sweet little girl..you would never know she was breaking off reindeer heads! lol
Loved your post..thank you for sharing sweetie..xo Tami

GWENDOLYN said...

A great post. your cute little santa aged well. He looks new. and aren't you a cutie back then? Blessings!
Gwen

jeanne said...

Hello Stephanie, I adore the photo of you playing with your Santa. How special to have that photo. Your story about the reindeer etc. is so cute. I am imagining your mom trying to repair it. I don't think glue woks well on styrofoam. At least she tried.

Thank you for sharing your sweet story. I loved it.

Hugs, Jeanne

♥Mimi♥ said...

We don't need elaborate decorations or a big tree or numerous gifts under a tree. All any of us needs is to carry the spirit of Christmas in our hearts and to share it all year long with everyone we meet.

Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me today. Yes, I'm crazy about ♥PINK♥ but I'm also devoted to visiting some of the nicest blogs in cyberspace.

Hoping your weekend is filled with peace.

Marina Capano said...

HI!hat was such a sweet Christmas memory! LOVELY!
Happy Pink Saturday..

XOXO

The Urban Chic said...

Hi Steph, Al looked in the boxes and there were only angels, snowflakes and snowmen, but we have a place called Caring Hands that gets vintage ornaments and things all the time, so will check and ask them if they would keep some if they ever get any. Hugs, Pat

Marydon Ford said...

Aren't you the cutest ever! Love the pics. Such treasured pieces for you of your daughter's creations. So enjoyed ....

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~Marydon

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Steph...
What precious memories and such a sweet picture of you!!! I'll keep my eye out for those...don't know if I have ever seen any tho! lol

Have a blessed week!
Happy Pink
Lorena

Nanna said...

what precious memories, wonderful pink sat. post

Helen

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you, Stephanie

How lucky you are to have these memorable things from your childhood. :0) I enjoyed looking a hearing your story.

Do drop by when you have moment!

Have a lovely day,
Stephanie

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday ! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. Your little girl picture is wonderful and I love the vintage silver tree in the background - my Mom had one of those ! I hope you have a wonderful new week filled with all things Christmas.

Susie Q said...

This post is so sweet and helped bring back a few memories for me as well!
What a treasure this Santa is!

I am off to read more...so glad to visit here and to become a follower!

Love,
Sue

Kerrie said...

Enjoyed this very much! Kerrie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
I just love this childhood story. What a darling little girl you were and still are.
I think I had that same dress.

Love the santa and the sweet rudolph your dear daughter made. What a keepsake to have. I'll keep a look out too for these. I have never seen any so far, but one never knows.

What precious memories you have.
Love you, Celestina Marie

Lori said...

My sweetest Stephanie
Thank you my dear for the sincere and comforting words of sympathy to Noelle, the boys and myself. I love you dearly for always remaining my friend through good times and sad too. I'll write soon, Love, Lori

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Miss Stephanie!!
I am grinning ear to ear as I'm reading your fan comment in Romantic Country!!
And yes your home should be in a magazine :)))
Hugs,
Dee

Tardevil said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm glad you stopped by. Will you e-mail me with your address? I found something, a while back, I want to mail you. It's not much, but when I saw it, I thought of you. I should have mailed it long before now, but maybe you can use it for winter. My e-mail address is back on my profile page. Thanks & Merry Christmas! I stop by & read, but don't always get to leave comments if the baby is on my arm. Hope all is well with you and your family!

Sandra Evertson said...

Adorable!
Happy Holidays!
You still look just the same!
Sandra Evertson

Kathy said...

What a sweet memory, Stephanie. I just love the old ornaments and Christmas decorations.
Merry Christmas...Kathy

Susie Jefferson said...

This is a lovely tradition, and I so hope you find the duplicate you are searching for. I think I must be too early (time difference) for this week's post - I'll try to get back to you again later. Meantime, Happy Pink Saturday!

prashant said...

I see any reindeer similar to yours, I will be happy to let you know.

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