Monday, December 15, 2008

Postcard Ornaments & MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I made these sweet ornaments out of vintage postcards I printed out. They measure 5x3 1/2 inches. I used glass glitter from Germany for sparkle! The glitter glass gets a patina as years go by which makes them look vintage. I have 3 trees set up this year and this tree is feminine in honor of my Mother Gloria & Mother-in-law LaVerne. It's my favorite tree each year!
I will be taking a short break and will be back after Christmas! Still lots to, oh my! I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! It means so much to me that you have come by to visit over the last few months. See you real soon! God Bless!
Maryjane xo


Claudie said...

Had to say hello from Canada yet again.
I love your beautiful postcards.
May you and yours have a blessed and beautiful Christmas.
Awaiting your return.
Love Claudie

Just a Gal.... said...

Those are wonderful!!! I love them and will have to try to make some too... thanks for the info on how you did them!

Just a Gal.... said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your ornaments are so unique and pretty !

TattingChic said...

Those are very sweet! All these vintage images transformed into ornaments makes me want to create something with some old photos I have of relatives...hmmmm....
Thanks for the inspiration! :)

luthien said...

hello maryjane :)
thanks for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment :) wow! your vintage postcards are such darlings... they're beautiful! you have 3 trees??!! woah! that's so coool! have a great week!

Lady of the Mote said...

those are lovely!

Angela said...

May God be gracious to you and your family this Holy Season and bless you and make His face shine upon you.
Have a wonderful Christmas and delightful fellowship with your loved ones...
See you soon.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a wonderful and sweet idea to dedicate a tree to such special women in your life. The postcard ornaments are so beautiful.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!
Patricia :o)

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Katmom said...

Sending you hugz & Christmas Blessings from up North.
Enjoy your respit from Blogland and have a wonderful Holiday Fest with all of your family.
Hugz & we'll chat come the New Year.

p.s. sorry about the 2 deleted messg. I had some spelling errors and tried to correct I ended up deleting & re-typing & goofed up again... mornings are not my best moments! lol!

Ruth Anne said...

Your postcard ornaments are amazing! I wish I could see your Mother sweet! Your entire blog this Christmastime has been inspiring and has given me great JOY!( I wanted you to know that!)Please give Christmas kisses to the Family for me,(no, really each and EVERYONE of them!)I love you so...enjoy this wonderful time.We have SNOW today!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Maryjane,
I love your sweet Postcard Ornaments you made! They came out adorable. I bet the tree in honor of your Mom looks lovely this year. I know how much it means to you to have this special tree and how much you miss your Mom during the Holidays.
Have a Merry Christmas my sweet frind.....Love, Ann

Lorri said...

Mary Jane,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Are you SOTF? I am sister#752 TX. I have a 1959 Shasta named Outlaw Annie. Have a great day. Lorri


Just found your blog...will be back to visit again,love your postcard tree....Happy Holidays to you and yours...stop and see me someday...

Beverly said...

How sweet, MJ. You are always so darned creative! Some day I wanna be just like you!! LOL!!

Christmas Hugs to you, friend!

Merry said...

Hi Maryjane,
Have a very Merry Christmas and God Bless You and Your Family.

Deb said...

Your little postcard ornaments with the glitter glass trim are gorgeous Maryjane!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!

GardenGoose said...

so very pretty!
wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a lovely Christmas.
and to also let you know about my new blog:
(I still have my gardengoose blog..this new one is simply geared totally towards gardening)
and wanted to invite you to the Small Town Living forums in case you haven't been by:
Have a lovely Holiday.

Mimi Sue said...

Those are just gorgeous. I'd like to take a look at that whole tree. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Mimi

Heidi said...

ooh! pretty! i love your glass glitter... especially on our Christmas stockings you made for the whole family! =) I love the angel wings card, =)))))

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Love the glitter! So pretty!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Enjoy your break MaryJane!! And we'll see each other after the holidays. Love your postcard ornaments. I sent reproduction antqued postcards as my Christmas cards this year. Hope the recipients save them and use them. ~ xo Lynn

Nancy Jo said...

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to you as well. The postcards are cute. I just have reg. glitter but I hear so much about this German glass glitter that I think I should look into getting some.

Memaw's memories said...

Love the ornaments. I think I need to make some with my grandchildren on them.

A tree with nothing but grandchildren for ornaments. I think that would be neat.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How very pretty! Maryjane, have a wonderful Christmas season and many blessings for the new year. Blessings, Kathleen

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What wonderful ornaments!

Tiffani said...

mom, those are so pretty! i wish we could be together like we were last year : ( we will miss being with the whole family but you will be in our hearts!! love you! xo

Pink Slippers said...

I just love the way pictures were taken then. Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTmas!

Joy said...

What cute postcard ornaments. Love the pretty pink color too.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

papa sue said...

Oh Maryjane,

What a beautifully decorated home you have! Such talent - thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you'll share some of the wonderful recipes that you make in the next few weeks.

We missed you at the Indio Tamale Festival. A good time was had by all.

May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family this holiday season and throughout the new year.


Sue #911

Cori G. said...

Hi Maryjane,

Ooh! I've been inspired! Thanks for the pretty visuals.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

xo Cori

Elyse said...

hi maryjane! your ornaments are so pretty and filled with sentiment. i think that glitter is like the chocolate of the crafting world: it makes everything wonderful! i would like to offer you my treasured blogger award. you may pick it up at the bottom of the right column of my blog, if you'd like. thanks for all of your lovely comments! happiest holidays to you! xo

Ali said...

What a clever way to recycle the postcards! And so glam too.

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Maryjane, your ornaments are so sweet and so feminine. I bet your home is just fabulous at Christmas.

Enjoy your break and have a terrific Christmas!!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Mary Jane.
How very pretty. Thank for sharing with us. Have a Very Merry Christmas.

Jorgelina said...

Very pretty the cards like ornaments.
Merry Christmas

Paula said...

Dear sweet Maryjane,

I love the postcard ornaments you made! They are so gorgeous!!!! I love pink! May the Lord continue to bless you! Have a very wonderful and happy Christmas with your dear ones! I am so blessed to have "met" you through your lovely Beehive Cottage!
Love and blessings, Paula

Kathy said...


I want to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and joy!

Claudie said...

Please come and see me this evening OK
Claudie from Canada

dana said...

Mery Christmas, Maryjane!!
I love your tree dedicated to your mom and your MIL!! Those ornaments you made are wonderful!
It was so much fun to look at your other Holiday decor---your watchful Christmas elves, that beautiful Santa Fitz and Floyd plate and your MANTEL is just splendid! I got a kick out of your reflection in a red Shiney Brite ornie---I'm working on a post that has a very similar picture--I hope to have it up today or tonight.
It has been such a pleasure "meeting" you this year--I hope you are having the Merriest Christmas ever! Dana


Hi Maryjane,
Just stopped by to wish you a very merry Christmas! Thanks for always being here, I always enjoy my visits to your beautiful blog and those postcard ornaments are adorable! Hugs & holiday wishes to you and your family!Enjoy!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love your postcard tree. I just purchased a few old postcards. We have so many big antique markets around this area. What fun to roam around and DREAM. Maybe I'll make copies of them and give this a try. Where do you purchase your German Glass Glitter? Haven't seen it around here.
This is my first visit and I want to say I love your blog. Please visit me to see my House Tour.

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas, Maryjane! Beautiful postcard ornaments! Nancy

Cori G. said...

Merry Christmas Lovely Maryjane.
I hope you and yours have a blessed time.

xo Cori G.

Mo said...

Maryjane- Those ornaments are gorgeous! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2009!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi maryjane,
I just wanted to drop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year...
Mo :-)
I love the post cards.....

Jean Tuthill said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Julie said...

Oh, Miss MaryJane!
These are just beautiful! Now, I want to make some.... these are just perfect with your decor -- so elegant and so PINK (my happy color!)
Merry Christmas,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are just beautiful! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

Cathy said...


What really beautiful tags. They are photographed beautifully. Aren't they fun to make. I love making them, especially at easter with all the bunnies and chicks.

Thank you for your sweet post on my anniversary yesterday.

xo Cathy

p.s. Please check out my new website ~

Thanks, I think you'll enjoy it.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love your pretty Christmas ornaments!!