Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Graciously hosted by: coloradolady

I have fond memories of my parents' New Years Eve parties in the late 50's/early 60's. The kitchen and living rooms were kind of like one big room, and when the furniture was pushed against the walls they had a decent little dance floor. My mom was one of six kids, so her sisters and brother and their spouses came, along with a few close friends.

Me and my siblings (six of us also) couldn't wait for the morning after to glean through the left-over snacks, party hats, noise makers, (edit) swizzle sticks, streamers, and what-not. My favorites were the tin noise makers that spun around as you held them, and the swizzle sticks. Oh, the swizzle sticks! They were like magic wands to a six-year-old! Different colors of hard plastic or glass that had sparkles in them, some shaped like a cane with little whistles or other novelties hanging from them.

Every New Year's I've remembered them, so a while back I started looking for them on eBay. I have found enough to satisfy my yearnings, so I'm sharing them here today. Of course, I am always open to more variety!

I love these little white vases also - they remind me of loving cups (trophies).

9 comments:

Coloradolady said...

How cute! These look so cute displayed in these vases. Lovely vases by the way, and they do look like loving cups.

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing these cute treasures with us!

Susan said...

Nice collection and loved the story.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

How unusual, and such a nice way to display your treasures. Isn't it funny, how we come about to collect certain items?

mannequin said...

Oh my goodness. I saw these about a year ago somewhere and thought I would start collecting on eBay as well. I had forgotten about them and now I'm off to eBay. I'm sure DH will thank you...

Kelly said...

I love how you have taken a memory - recorded it here and made it tangible through collecting! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What a great story...those stir sticks remind me of my youth too!...we call them swizzle sticks in Oz, i think i might have a few packed away, somewhere :)

foxxy said...

What makes them so special are the memories they stir up. Love them. Blessings.
Beca

Elizabeth said...

I love your swizzle sticks, what a great thing to collect because they're nice and small! I remember my Uncle Joe had tons of these.

Kate in NJ said...

I had forgotten all about these.
I'm sure my Grandmother has a box of them somewhere...must check.lol