Sunday, December 27, 2020

A Christmas Memory from 1928 NY


These little Christmas ornaments were purchased by my maternal grandparents, 

Nathaniel Gardner & Helen F. Coyle Gardner

They were actually electric bulbs to be lit on the tree.

Nathaniel & Helen bought these the year my mother was born; 

her first Christmas 1928 in New York City. 

My mother, Alberta Joy Gardner Brown, gave these little treasures to me.

I do not hang them because I do not want them to fall & break but I put them out on display in a little clear glass bowl. I think they are adorable and quite special.


  1. Beautiful Colleen, a treasure! Hope you are having a lovely Christmas, and wishing you a healthy New Year.

  2. Both are special ornaments and it's wonderful that you display them during the holidays (safely, in a bowl) so the family is reminded of their history! Stay well and happy new year 2021.

  3. Your bulb ornaments are just adorable, especially the little face. I think it's amazing that they are still intact after so many years. You and your family have done a great job keeping them safe!

  4. Thanks for your kind comments. I tam the third generation to preserve those cute little decorations. They make me smile whenever I see them.

  5. Those are beautuful unique ornaments and keepsake. I would protect them also.

  6. I love old ornaments. These are beautiful.


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