Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gay Birds and Butterflies

The other day I was looking through my stash of vintage scrapbooks and when I came upon this project from Family Circle I almost fell off of my chair. These were the very same ornaments that my mother made for our tree back in the 60's. Every year I get them out and ceremoniously hang them on my tree.

My mom made every decoration that we had in our house no mater what the holiday or event. When the sequins, glue, felt (and on occasion, the plaster of Paris) came out I knew to stand back and watch the magic happen.

If I'm not mistaken, she made all of the different designs. I have the butterfly (with burnt match antenna), the owl and partridge.

It just doesn't get any better than the baby birds in the Brillo Pad nest.


I can remember her drawing out the grid and drawing the pattern to scale.


These are two of the ones that she made. I'm so glad that I still have them. Maybe this week I'll make a few of my own to give as gifts.








8 comments:

  1. i am in complete love! they are so stinkin' adorable! that is so cool that you found the original patterns. this is why i save everything;)

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  2. This is wonderful..Your mom's work is still beautiful and you have the patterns. How cool is that? And people make fun of my keeping all my old magazines. Ha!

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  3. Dearest sweet paula, i am soo in love with the ornements your lovely mama design!! How cool is this and such a wonderful treasure!! You and your mama are both soo talented!! Thanks so much for inspiring me!! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  4. yeah, mom! how great that you still have them .... and can be inspired again each year-
    right on trend!

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  5. Dearest paula, comming over to wish you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..thank you for all the blessings you have given me this year. Love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  6. Oh God you just reminded me of the felt nutcracker finger puppets I made when I was a kid from how to's in the mag. back in the 60's thanks for sharing these images .

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  7. What a find. Love them. There are very cute.
    Kyles =D

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