Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grandma's Vintage Christmas Pins of Past

My Grandmother always wore Christmas pins on her coats and jackets this time of year. I have two of her special ones. The reindeer pin was my favorite however the pin with a little bell I remember her wearing when I was a child. They were in her jewelery box and of course I have her jewelry box and still go through it and remember her wearing certain pieces. I think I am going to wear it then realize if I lost it i would just die so I leave them on display this time of year. Here is Grandma Ruby Baker


   This is the pin she wore every day now that I think about it and her reindeer was for dress up. She was the lady who run the donut and coffee shop at one of the hospitals. All they had was donuts and coffee and then you went to the cafeteria for lunch. I can remember coming to town to visit her and would go straight to her work place to surprise her.

Click on these pictures to make them larger. I learned that on other blogs and I love making the pictures larger to see more details

I started collecting Christmas pins because I was always finding them at sales

This is my Great Aunt Ollie's ( Grandma's Sister)westmoreland dish she gave me once when I visited her. In her last years she worked at an antique gift shop at a Hotel  in the town where she lived. She had lots of old dishes and linens. I have a black silk table scarf she called it. It has about 8 inch fringe hanging from it. I need to go look at it again but I think it's a gold color embroidery on it. I have it hanging downstairs on my old black iron bed.

                       This is my favorite that I have found

Here is a hallmark ornament I bought Grandma one year because she was doing some embroidery work



     I think these little angels are so sweet I just got them in a box at an auction once they were a surprise because they are not what I was bidding on . Found treasures                                                      

    Grandma's old wooden jewelry box.

There has been a few other blogs having remembrance of their Mothers and Grandmothers some of them made me cry and others said it made them cry also. This year I am not crying about my Grandparents and Mother I am just remembering our happy times together at Christmas. I know my Grandmother never could teach me to make her wonderful divinity candy. She always put black walnuts in hers and I could eat the entire dish.           


This is a very old picture my sister gave me she has it in a newer frame. A lady she use to work with had an old scarp book of her grandmothers filled with old Santa's and she gave Liz my sister a few and then I got one for Christmas one year.                                                                         
        •We cannot all do great things but we can all do small things with great love. Mother Theresa

   Ok here is a few blogs that have special Friday post Feathered Nest Friday also Between Naps On The Porch and then one more Vintage Friday's


  1. What sweet memories and brooches. I think the tree on the far left is my favourite. xx

  2. Oh yummy! Divinity! I haven't had any really good divinity since my grandmother made it. Apparently it isn't easy to make. I love all of your Christmas pins. I don't know what happened to my Grandmother's but I wish I had them.

  3. Thanks for coming over and commenting on my blog. I love the same little tree that is your favorite. I love memories of my grandmother too. We were very close and I was named after her. I don't have any of my grandma's jewelry but I do remember it.

  4. What wonderful pins and I just love your little rectangular frog :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  5. your grandmother's pins are adorable. The last one you showed (your fav) is also my fav.
    thanks for linking up to my catch-as-catch-can party.

  6. You have so many lovely collections.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  7. Aren't family treasures always just the very best! You show a wonderful sense of love and honor for your grandmother and your mom. Thank you for opening up your grandmother's jewelry box and sharing the Christmas pins with us. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  8. Merry Christmas! I like Christmas tree pins also.

    Here is a bunch.