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).