Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ice Princess

I am so excited about my Pink Saturday contribution this week! I think it is my Favorite Christmas Thing this year! I got this unique ornament on eBay about a month ago. I was just looking around at vintage ornaments and stumbled upon it. I thought it was very unusual so I read the description and the seller showed a picture of underneath the ornament where someone had written 1957. To me this was kind of a sign, since my mother graduated high school in 1957. Probably it was given to some young lady as a gift that year.She is still in very good shape, although her fur is a little squooshed. Her body is a mercury glass ornament and the hands and feet seem like some kind of duct tape material. The pink color is bright and her face hasn't chipped off at all. Someday I will give this ornament to my niece, but she wouldn't appreciate it right now, so it will hang with honor on my tree for many years to come.I rarely buy any of my vintage things, so this one is special in that respect, also.
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick is hosting My Favorite Things for Christmas. Stop by and see what people are loving this year!

31 comments:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I love vintage ornaments. I have so many ornaments. Wait until you see the pictures I took of last year's tree. Since I don't have a digital camera I can't take a picture of this year's tree and show it right away. That ornament you bought is very, very cute. They just don't make them like that anymore. Thanks for sharing it. xxoo

Chris said...

That's nice that you were able to get a vintage ornament since you love that so much. Maybe someday mine will be vintage, if my kids love my oranments as much as I do. Almost every ornament on my tree has a story. And every year, I get to think of it as I decorate my tree. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

How nice to buy a future gift for your niece.

squawmama said...

Elizabeth what a wonderful find... I love the vintage ornaments... I have a lot of my mothers and my grandmother’s ornaments... some so delicate I am afraid to hang them... I love even the new ones that look old style... We have bought a special ornament every year since we got married 40 years ago... Those really have special meaning...Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

bj said...

Cute little ornament....
I, too, carry my camera every where I go...and I still have a LITTLE pink to share....tee hee

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool....vintage things just make you want to know the story of their lives. I always want to know who bought it first...and why.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Elizabeth.

Oh, your ornament is indeed a treasure. And, she is beautiful. How great that it is marked with the year.

Ma'dame French said...

I love this ornament she is so unique;) Hugs French

erin said...

Very sweet! Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh!! She's pretty! My pink Saturday post is about vintage ornaments too! Have a wonderful Pink Weekend!

g said...

What an interesting ornament. I like her little fur-trimmed coat.

She'll look beautiful on your tree.

have a great Pink Saturday!

suesueb said...

i love old ornaments! yours is really unique and so pretty! i'll bet the person who owned her loved her too! happy pink saturday!!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Hi Great pink post! Hugs Denise

auctiongirlvintage said...

Hey, Elizabeth, this is a great oldie ornament ... it brings back memories of all the neat ones made of real pipe cleaners and silver foil in my early childhood. I was SO disappointed when my mother died last year, because I did not find any boxes of Christmas ornaments, and she was a huge ornament collector. Perhaps they ended up being move to my brother's garage, and I'll see them again some day.

Have a great pink week!

Vitoria

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a very unique ornament! I can see why you wanted it!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Diane

Fifi Flowers said...

Nice to have an ornament you treasure!
Happy Pink Saturday to you too!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Joy said...

I bet she's glad to have been won by someone who appreciates her uniqueness!

mannequin said...

Oh she is absolutely divine. I'd make that girl a pair of skates if I were you; her little metal toes shall surely freeze.
Great find Elizabeth!

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

The mercury glass ornament is Fabulous....It is amazing that it is not broken.....and of course I love the color....She sure found a good home !!!!!
Hugs,
Mo :-)

LadyFi said...

Wow - what a lovely vintage ornament for your tree. I hope it brings you pleasure for many years to come!

Robin said...

Great giveaways! Thanks for the info!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love vintage ornaments! My favorite ornaments are the ones that once belonged to my grandmother. Since she died when I was very little - they were always on our tree. My mother gave me some a few years ago - and they're sentimental as well as vintage.

CC said...

I love vintage ornaments..but then, I love most all Christmas ornaments, specially the handmade ones. Happy late Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Ellen said...

What a nice addition to your christmas holiday collection. Enjoy...:)EllenL

Jewelgirl said...

She is precious that wonderful pink
lady!!!!!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I like vintage ornaments, too, and this is a really neat one. How fun that it's from the year your mom graduated high school!

Jen r. said...

I love vintage things too! They were made so well back then!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Elizabeth, she is so cool! I love her big brown (black?) eyes! :) What a fun find. Thanks for linking over girl!

Angie said...

What a pretty pink ornament! She's adorable.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love vintage ornaments...and Christmas vintage decor in general. vEry cute. cherry

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a unique & precious vintage ornie!! Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents