Back in 1995 when my Grandfather passed away and we were cleaning out his home, I decided I wanted to take my Grandmothers aluminum Christmas Tree and color wheel.
I hated it growing up, when they moved to a new home they bought it and no longer had a real tree.
My Mom thought I was nuts! But it came home to my house and found a home in my Pink Bedroom and every Thanksgiving Eve my Mom and I would put it up. I miss that tradition with my Mom.
I love looking at our family pictures from Christmas
and yes the aluminum tree.
I still have the Santa that lights up my living room ever year, the round marble table and the ruby candy dish.
1966 the first year, I guess they were trying to get a picture with the color wheel at night.
I still have the Styrofoam ornaments and still use them also. See the boot?
1969 Santa moved to the front window to greet guests.
yes that is me 1966 and my sweet Mom and brother.
I see Mark got some GI Joe clothes and I am sure I am unwrapping some Barbie clothes, since I see my new Alan doll in the picture.
I look older than 10?
That box is my Easy Bake oven......why yes I still have it!
Look, a White Christmas too!
Same year, sitting my Grandma's dining room with my parents and brother.
I can honestly say I still have everything on the table with the exception of my brothers
"Mark" mug, notice the red and white check mugs with our names on them we always drank out of.
1970 playing with our Snoopy Game.
I always had a new outfit for Christmas, and I can see I had my new charm bracelet on.
I miss those days, Christmas has never felt the same since my Mom passed away.
But having 1515 brings back some of the magic for me.
here is the same tree now at 1515.
Do you see the Styrofoam boot ornament?
I now decorate it with all pink ornaments.
maybe Grandma knew after the boots glitter is pink!
So I am so glad I grabbed that tree some 20 years ago.
Who would of thought it would of started at my Grandmother Willingham's home and end up at my Grandmother Winkler's home.
Next post will be the trees of 1515 starting in 1941 to the present.
Followed by the trees of Booth House, pre aluminum Christmas Tree home.
I hope you enjoy these nostalgic Christmas pictures.