Space is No 5 and There’s a No 6 Too

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".

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Couldn't be a space tree without a Russian Cosmonaut.

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The italian made astronaut.

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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.

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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.

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This tree is filled with lots of special ornies.

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This tree sits in the most awesome stand that I found on eBay a few years back for peanuts.  Score!

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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.

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29 thoughts on “Space is No 5 and There’s a No 6 Too

  1. They are both super awesome!! LOVE the space ones- I have been collecting this stuff for years and never seen those. Gorgeous!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen space themed ornies before, but they’re so fun! What a great theme for a tree!
    I am also in love with the tree “skirt” that you found for peanuts on ebay… that is the best!

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  3. Oh, I just saw the very same stand at the antique mall half off and did NOT buy it … now that I see how great it is with your tree, I’m wondering if I should go back. The space tree is mind-boggling.

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  4. Love the space tree. The man in the moon ornament is spectacular. Now whenever I see a space ornie I will think of you and your out of this world tree!

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  5. I’d been on a slight blog break and finally stopped by to see what you’ve been up to. Quite a lot, obviously! I don’t know which I love best… your peanut birds in a nest,the fabulous vintage tablecloths or your fun space tree. Merry Christmas.

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  6. Suzy, Your blog is a must read for me everyday. I am so happy to have found your talented creations. The visits of your trees just make me want to see more! I wish you the Merriest of Christmas. Now on to Easter – I can’t wait to see what you do with that holiday! Elizabeth

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  7. Suzy your trees are beautiful!! That Space Tree, wowzers, what amazing ornaments! I’ve never seen anything like them in my life!
    Have a wonderful Christmas,
    Natasha ; )

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  8. Your blog is so winter wonderlandy –I LOVE it!
    and where exactly did you find that amazing tree base on your white feather tree?
    Love all your trees-they’re all really unique!
    Happy Holidays!
    Tammy

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  9. Oh how I love your blog and your Christmas decorations are just beautiful. Love all your trees and that vintage tree skirt is so special. I found one a few years ago on the same line with Santa on it. I have never seen one like yours before. Happy Holidays, Deanna

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  10. Oh how I love your blog and your Christmas decorations are just beautiful. Love all your trees and that vintage tree skirt is so special. I found one a few years ago on the same line with Santa on it. I have never seen one like yours before. Happy Holidays, Deanna

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  11. How amazing! I’ve never heard of space ornaments. That Christmas tree stand is adorable. I’ve truly enjoyed my first visit to your blog. Your blog name is what drew me in, as both my parents were from GA. and I have relatives scattered all over the state. Love your topper with the gorgeous buttons. xoxo

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  12. Just had a moment to read through your last couple of posts. Great things:) The mushroom tree is wonderful… Over the past year, I’ve been really getting into mushrooms – The Forgotten Fungi! hehe… Anyways, the sequin “mod” tree with hot pinks and oranges is also fabulous.
    Have a great New Year!

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  13. I linked over from Magpie Ethel. I’m looking at your trees and my heart is pounding…fab! And your photos are just beautiful.
    Happy New Year!
    Pam ~ One Gal’s Trash

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