the ghost of Christmas past
most years we have had a real live Christmas tree - my dad was a truck driver and each year at Christmas time, when he delivered the fruit to the markets - he would bring us our tree. This was taken Christmas 1961. It isn't a gorgeous thick tree , nor has it a good shape. It was quite sparse & spindly but how much fun we had decorating it! * little santa lights, tinsel and foil swags * folded paper balls, snowmen and birds with feather tails * glass baubles * bon-bons and right at the very top sat the Christmas fairy - her head was plaster & she wore a dress made of duck feathers - all these decorations would be highly collectable now - but sadly they were lost in a flood a few years later. I have spent quite a few years trying to find similar for my vintage tree - to recreate my childhood one. And look at all those presents wrapped under the tree!