Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vintage Angel Tree Topper

My Angel tree topper may not be elaborate, she may not be pretty, she may not be new but I love her so very much. When I was little in the 1970's I saw her at Western Auto in our home town. We always had one of those spike ornaments on top of the tree. But when I saw her I ran home and begged my Daddy to buy her. I think I had to wait awhile, but I can tell you I was persistent! But one day Dad and I went up town and we went to Western Auto he bought her for me. She has seen every Christmas with me since then. When I left home for the 1st Christmas I asked my Mom if I could take her with me, of course she could! Since my Dad had only died the year before it meant even more to have something so special on my tree.

I think my Dad bought her so she could look over me all these years on Christmas since my he has been gone.

15 comments:

Pam said...

We used to have one of those!!! When I saw it on your tree the other day I thought it looked like the same one. We probably bought it at Western Auto too. What ever happened to them? I suppose they are out of business now.

Rebecca said...

I always love your stories-filled with history and love-Hope your Christmas is Merry!

Tete said...

She's done a good job, too!
Tete

Deborah said...

Ann, I think she is beautiful because she holds your memories and she always will. I have a few of these angels but mine came from thrift shops. we didn't have ornaments like these growing up in Jamaica.

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

I don't think I have ever seen a more precious and beautiful angel that holds such wonderful cherished memories..

Merry Christmas

Big Hugs'
Catlyn

LV said...

What a very touching story about your tree topper. It is very pretty. I can readily see why you wanted it. Lovely, but the memories are your real treasure.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post, such a sweet tribute to your Daddy and you! Your angel is charming and such a treasure.

Merry Christmas,
Sally

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What sweet memories this must hold for you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a sweet memory. I think your angel is beautiful.
Merry Christmas

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Postcardy said...

It's nice to have something with so many memories.

Anne Fannie said...

What sweet memories. Your angel is precious!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Ann Sweetie...
I remember those angels in the 70's as well. She is just gorgeous and to know that she was bought with such love by your Daddy. Oh sweetie, I love her. She is so gorgeous. You have taken very good care of her.

A beautiful memory from your CHRISTmas angel this magical time of year.

Many hugs sweet friend and SO much love, Sherry

AshTreeCottage said...

She is beautiful because she was a gift of love from your Dad to you. I am glad that you have her to always remind you of his love. May you and yours have a Blessed Christmas!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anna said...

Such a beautiful story, that's such an incredible Christmas memento. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Margie said...

She's really cute ... and the memories that go along with her are priceless! Just the mention of Western Auto brings back a flood of memories for me, as that was one of my dad's favorite places to go!!!