Friday, December 19, 2008

Vintage Christmas Pink Saturday

Welcome to another Pink Saturday! These decorations are on my front table when you first walk in my house. I bought this cute box from Target several years ago.
This is my Christmas tree in my living room. It has all pink and white ornaments on it. For years, I have collected hand made angel ornaments.

I bought these trees on ebay and the seller had a fabulous story about the orgin of these trees.
During World War II, these trees were donated to give to the service men for the holidays. The government thought that the trees were too sparkly and that they might put the soliders in danger of being seen by the enemy so they were put into storage. Years later, they were found in a warehouse and auctioned off. They are in brand new, mint condition and this is how they ended up in my foyer.

This is also a vintage tree that I placed in a mint julep cup.
Here is the whole grouping together.
Thanks for visiting me during such a busy time. I truly appreciate all of your comments and the time you spend to take a peek at my blog! Have a fabulous weekend!
Please visit the other lovely pink goodness hosted by the wonderful Beverly.

23 comments:

dana said...

I LOVE that sweet Pink grouping, Donna, and the wonderful story that goes with the trees!! Your love for handmade and vintage certainly puts us on the same page!
Chocolate in your Povatica, huh? I'm certain my friend who helped my husband make his knows about using that---she's a pro in the kitchen. The bakery close to us that made wonderful Croation food made apricot and cheese Povaticas as well as the walnut kind! Hope you're enjoying these last few days before Christmas! I still need to shop!! It's OK--I don't have much to buy. Happy Pink Sat.!! Dana

Jorgelina said...

Happy pink saturday!!!
Very pretty the Christmas tree and the history that keeps.
Merry Christmas!

Pink Slippers said...

Everyone is out shopping today, I'm sure. I'm so happy to be done. yeah. I always love seeing your pink Saturday post. What a fabulous story with those vintage trees. Merry Christmas.
Wendy

Smilingsal said...

I enjoyed that story about the little trees. Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Day!

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful trees! Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I love your PINK post! These trees are fantastic and so is the story behind them.

~ Gabriela ~

G. Bloom said...

Hi Donna, I love your vintage mini trees! They are so pretty! Have a lovely weekend! Merry Christmas!
Gina

Deb said...

Your pink and white Christmas tree is so pretty Donna! Love your hand made angel ornaments & vintage tree in the mint julep cup.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Great decorations. I love vintage stuff because it's what I grew up with! lol Happy p.s. and thanks for stopping by.

Joy said...

Darling trees! And very interesting story to go with them!

White Iris Designs said...

OMGosh...love those little trees! And your big tree is gorgeous!

Sondra Behne' said...

Your tree is just gorgeous. Just how tall is it? I t looks quit big.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday Season.

Sondra

pinkkandy said...

everything looks so inviting...beautiful!
Kandy

Stephanie said...

I love the trees and the story that goes along with it!! Just makes them all the more special.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So glad to visit you. Your tree is GORGEOUS! Great windows in your living room too! You have beautiful things and I enjoyed my visit.

KatCollects said...

I love your pink Christmas decorations. Happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

Ellen said...

Seasons Greetings...What a beautiful display. Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)EllenL

Cottage Rose said...

What a lovely grouping of pretty Pink trees and the box is very pretty. Love the story of the Christmas trees. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas.


Hug;s
Alaura

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a interesting story about the World War II Christman trees....amazing....everything looks soooo pretty...I love your tree.....
Merry Christmas to you and your family and many blessings for the New Year...
Holiday Hugs,
Mo :-)

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful photos!

Beverly said...

Donna, this is gorgeous. I love the story of the trees.

I apologize for being late getting to your post. I am trying to play catch up today.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Cathy said...

What a great story about the bottle brush trees. Wow, I'm so happy you were able to get your hands on these lovelies. They look beautiful.

Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. I hope we get to know each other better soon.

Happy Holidays,
Cathy

p.s. Please check out my new website:
eleganceandwhimsy.com

The Muse said...

Bonjour! how are you? ah...what a lovely submission to Pink Sat...very NICE...yes...I love the vintage decor, one of my all time favorites!

And what a beautiful TREE !

So glad to have you visit A Divas Hammer...you are welcome any time!