Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Girls

Christmas Eve and Vintage Thingies Thursday have come together for the first time! I don't know how many people are out making the VTT rounds this week, but you know I never miss a VTT. Here are some pictures of Kathleen and me in our Christmas finery over the years.

My second Christmas, 1968. For my first Christmas both my dad and I had horrible gross colds. Since he is the primary photographer, there are very few pictures from that year.

1969, Kathleen's first Christmas. Check out her adorable velvet booties! She is sitting in my little girl rocker. She got her own for Christmas that year, in black with the colonial tole painting like mine. I vividly remember the dress I am wearing with the embroidery down the front. Even though it was an itchy rayon, probably the dangerous kind that would melt in a fire, I was a little sad the next year when it was too small for me.
1974 we received our Chrissy and Kerry dolls. Remember, they're the ones who's hair would grow? I am wear a dress our mom made. It was a nice heavy wool, but wearing a blouse under it would always ride up and be annoying. I wonder why I never thought to tuck it into my underpants?

1975 was our first Christmas with a pet, Duster. He looks much bigger in this picture than he was. Notice we are both wearing store-bought melt-able rayon dresses with Peter Pan collars, but Kathleen has the cute smocking.
So that's a retrospective of a few of our Christmas outfits over the years. This year I will be wearing yoga pants and a Christmas sweatshirt that I made. Did you have snazzy Christmas clothes when you were a child? What do you wear now?
I hope you have the time to visit Suzanne @ ColoradoLady, our Vintage Thingies Thursday hostess. She and the other participants will have all sorts of great vintage Christmas things, I'm sure.

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25 comments:

CafebyJW said...

They are so cute.

bermudaonion said...

You two were so cute. I don't ever remember having special Christmas clothes as a child.

Postcardy said...

I don't remember what I wore for Christmas. In the only old Christmas picture I have, I am in pajamas.

Maureen said...

You two are so cute! I know what you're saying about the rayon - feels horrible on the skin.

Have a great Christmas Elizabeth. A white one for sure!

CC said...

I loved your outfits..you were both adorable,beautiful children.
Happy VTT Elizabeth..and may you have a most blessed and wonderous Christmas.

viridian said...

Aw, - cute then and cute now!

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing and learning a step back in time of your life. Very nice sharing for VTT. Have a blessed and happy holiday.

Diane said...

What great looks back. Thanks so much for sharing. My photos at that age were B/W...LOL Happy Holidays Eliz.

Shelia said...

Hi Elizabeth! Oh, honey, you were just as cute as a button! Love seeing the olden photos of you and your sister. I want to wish you a wonderful blessed Christmas and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Keetha Broyles said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

Acnehorror said...

You two are so cute!
HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

both of you are so adorable! nice to see the old photos..
thanks for sharing.. Merry Christmas Elizabeth & Happy Holidays!

mannequin said...

How precious the both of you, in your meltable wear.
Happy Christmas Elizabeth :)

concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful pics, what a treasure to have them! I never had special clothes for Christmas either. What a great tradition for you and your sis.
Its funny, rayon was ok with me but my mom insisted on dressing me in a nylon knit that just drove me nuts! Maybe the older rayon wasn't so scratchy.
Kathy

Liz said...

Great photos. I'm sure I have some of me and my sister somewhere!
You are the winner of my mini book so if you'd like me to make a title I'll make one up for you. E-mail me your address etc and I'll try and get it in the post as soon after Christamas as possible. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

ClassyChassy said...

It is fun to look back on Christmas Past - and fun for us too, to see your photos! Have a blessed Christmas!

Charlene said...

Oh my gosh - I laugh just thinking about some of the old Xmas photos we have around here someplace. Good times. Good times. Merry Christmas!

Serendipity Handmade said...

What darling photos! I hope that you have a lovely Christmas, Elizabeth.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very sweet pictures. I'm trying to make the rounds today. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Roslyn said...

Cuter sweatshirt Elizabeth, & no I have no special Christmas clothes! Merry Christmas!

marian said...

how adorable..aren't old photos so much fun! Have a very Merry Christmas x

Buttercup said...

The pictures are wonderful. Wishing you a very happy Christmas.

bettyl said...

Ah, nostalgia! It's always a blast!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

My siblings and I always posed for Christmas pictures, but we never had special clothes. I got my first Christmas shirt at age 65 when my husband and I spent Christmas with his mom and sister in Florida. It shows Santa on a surfboard. I wore it yesterday in Minnesota, with a new 12 inches of snow outside. And two undershirts under it for warmth!

anti snore said...

Good times. Merry Christmas!Great photos.