The Space Tree. This all started with a few Hallmark ornaments. There was a series a few years back of ornaments from Hallmark made to commemorate important milestones in the exploration of Space and the history of NASA. Those of you hovering around that mid-century mark will remember some of these significant events and happenings. First lunar landing, Freedom 7 and Friendship 7.
I started the collection for MrPeachez. He remembers orange Tang fondly.
The discovery of two fabulous vintage italian ornaments at an estate sale in New Jersey expanded the collection to become a tree with ornaments related to "space".
Couldn't be a space tree without a Russian Cosmonaut.
The italian made astronaut.
This guy is one of my most prized vintage ornaments. The man in the moon. He is hanging right next to the dresden rocket boy.
Tree No 6 is was found at a yard sale for $5. It used to be much shaggier, shag-a-delic actually. A couple of years ago I hauled it out to the back yard and gave it a haircut. I'm still finding bits of white tree tinsel in the dirt.
This tree is filled with lots of special ornies.
This tree sits in the most awesome stand that I found on eBay a few years back for peanuts. Score!
Now it's time to move on to the feather trees.
And the big day is just around the corner, yikes. Family is starting to arrive, it's party time.