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I'm a full time realtor who loves to dapple in art and antiques. I dedicate this blog to my grandmother Hallie who never forgot how to live, laugh, and love to the fullest...and always passed it on.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday--A Charlie Brown Christmas

I found this vintage photo and enlarged it for the window display when I owned an antique store several years ago. What this family has is priceless. Notice that there is no wallpaper or sheet rock on the walls, and the tree and it's ornaments are meager. But what we see here is love. Two children are scrubbed clean with fresh bows in their groomed hair. Dad is away at war but not forgotten. This is not my family, but I would be proud to be among their members. I plan to use this photo copy to make cards for my real estate clients this year, or maybe next...I should have started sooner...Don't miss out on all the fun of Vintage Christmas Monday by clicking the button on the sidebar. Thanks so much to Joan for hosting this event!


  1. Aww this is such a sweet vintage Christmas photo!
    Sending happy Vintage Christmas Monday wishes to you from Boxwood Cottage in Germany

  2. Yes, that is what is all about. Look at those cuties... and those dollies are pretty good sized! Their parents wanted them to have a great holiday even though times were tough. It would be a wonderful card for your real estate customers...a little reminder about what is important during another tough time. xo Joan

  3. That's a wonderful vintage photo.

  4. What a beautiful post! This is the kind of vintage that really tugs at one's heart strings. Thank you for sharing this dear photo. I look forward to seeing what you share each week. ~ Sarah

  5. What a beautiful post... I love that you chose to show that... daddy is away at war... as are so many daddys today... God bless our soldiers, then and now... Bisous... Julie Marie

  6. What a wonderful picture, showing a very simple Christmas! Oh, how I wish times were still like that! Thanks for sharing this, and what a great idea to make a card with it!
    Happy VCM!

  7. What a great vintage photograph to show that even with meager decorations the girls still had big happy smiles on their faces...love makes a house a home.

  8. I always looked forward to getting a certain doll for christmas, so you picked an adorable photo to be enlarged for your shop, great job and thanks for sharing.
    I'm remembering my chatty cathy, baby first steps, tiny tears, mrs. beasley...how fun!

  9. What a great idea to use the picture for cards. It may just ignite a sense of nostalgia and a longing for a more simple lifestyle in someone!! Thanks for sharing :) Judi