Above are some of the ornaments that decorated our Christmas tree back in the day (okay, it was waayyy back in the day, the sixties, to be exact). I remembered them, recently, and asked my mom if they were still around. After digging around in her Storage of Lost and Forgotten Things, we found them, and more.
The watercolor-painted plaster of paris ornaments above seemed familiar, but I had to ask my mom why this was so. As she began to refresh my memory, it came back! My mom, sister, and I had made them together; there were more, but they are long gone.
The bright, primary colored plastic ornaments were also on our childhood Christmas trees, but I don't remember them at all.
Last, but not least, very vintage glass ornaments, some probably Shiny Brites, also from the Storage of Lost and Forgotten Things. My mom hasn't used these ornaments in years, though she does still use the silvery white aluminum fake (ya think?) tree from our childhood, with serene blue glass ornaments. So, she let me take the old stuff home. She saves everything, knowing that, in time, all will be loved again. I'll admit that I have a hankering for that old, white aluminum tree, too. But that's a someday that is, hopefully, still far, far away.