The tradition of decorating the Christmas tree has deep roots in us and we select best-loved vintage toys. New Year has been my favorite holiday since childhood. . Each year, decorating my Christmas tree, I feel like time stops, as I plunge into the atmosphere of magic, the atmosphere of my distant childhood, waiting for a miracle, fabulous gifts, surprises, with the magic of Christmas lights, the silver sparkle of Christmas decorations, the smell of pine and the feeling of endless unconditional joy and happiness that happens only in childhood.
A real tree was always placed at our home, it was usually a pine, and it gave a brighter aroma. My grandparents often moved at one time, some toys were bought back in Tashkent (where my mother was born). Most of these toys were bought by my grandmother, whom, unfortunately, I did not know, I was born when my grandmother was no longer there.
Some of them were bought by my aunt, my father’s sister, she is also gone. And toys were found on bottomless dusty mezzanines. I didn’t even suspect their existence, I had never seen them. But they were best-loved vintage toys.
There is nothing special in these toys, they are unpretentious, those that are now being sold are much more beautiful, but they have something that is already impossible to return, but they want it, they bring back memories that make you feel warm in your heart and involuntarily want to smile.
The suitcases in which Christmas decorations were kept, these suitcases traveled with us everywhere. Mostly balls hung on the tree, but my favorite toys were clothespins, it seemed to me that these were characters with their own special lives and a little history. There is a tree with modern toys, there is a small one, and we hang a part of old toys with it.
As a child, I looked at these figures, they were hung in different places, but I wanted to hang them side by side so that they had some kind of fabulous adventure. Unfortunately, Chippolino is not preserved – my favorite. I placed him next to the clown, and it seemed to me that they were communicating with each other. I also really liked the owl, although now I look and do not see anything special or unusual in it.
But then it seemed that she was alive and at night opens her eyes, and they glow. We had a lot more glass toys, but unfortunately, they were not preserved, as well as huge balls that also crashed. Of the balls, my favorite was turquoise (similar to pink, which is on the tree), but, unfortunately, it did not survive.
He reminded me of the sea and carried me far into dreams. Lying under the tree and looking at toys was one of my favorite activities.
Those toys that we still have been around the 1950-60s, because grandparents began to put a Christmas tree after the war. IN wartime was somehow not up to her, and there were no toys, I think. Unfortunately, the Christmas trees often fell because the cat was playing with the rain, so many of the toys crashed, although some – the most beloved ones – were still restored.
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Look how interesting, the shape of the toy is the same, but depending on the color, completely different toys are obtained. The corn is clearly downstairs, greetings and the strawberries are absolutely right at the top. It seems that they made a toy like corn, and then when it became irrelevant, they began to make strawberries a very convenient form judging by the wrapping paper and bags, many toys were purchased at GUM.
We should select best-loved vintage toys but Some People decorated a Christmas tree with similar toys for example, a series of vegetables and fruits – a green cucumber and a pea pod, pear, lemon, peach that looked like a real one – velvet, matte many toys on clothespins, very beautiful balls. And under the Christmas tree Santa Claus madden with pressed cotton and paper and a plastic Snow Maiden.
That Christmas tree was artificial and very unstable, it periodically fell and toys crashed. Maybe that’s why Christmas decorations from my childhood have not been preserved.
By the way, according to the decision of the international organization of collectors of Christmas decorations “Golden Glow”, toys made before 1966 are recognized as old. Until this year, toys were painted by hand, and after 1966 they switched from semi-handicraft production to machine production, as a result of which the toys were standardized as much as possible and lost their artistic and style identity.