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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday




My first Vintage Thingies Thursday Christmas with Coloradolady. It is not my usual norm for this day, but it definitely qualifies.












I received this sweater as a Christmas gift 40 years ago, which was around 1967-1968 time. It was purchased in a little town in Arkansas. It has been one of may favorite sweaters, and wear it every Christmas. I get a lot of compliments on it even after 40 years. It must have been a very good brand to have stayed in great condition. In fact, the label inside shows to be a V.I.P. brand, which I am not familiar with. I thought it might have stood for "Very Important Person".

The shape of the designs remind me of a colored snow flake.
These pictures are to show that the little balls are tied on individually.



27 comments:

Postcardy said...

I like your sweater and the fact that you still wear it.

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

No wonder you get so many compliments on your beautiful sweater, it's gorgeous even after all these years!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Fairy Footprints said...

Wow it sure does look great after 40 years. Who ever made it sure did an incredible job.

Hope your evening is full of blessings.

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Karen said...

The sweater is divine and I am sure it looks wonderful on you!

My Grama's Soul said...

Love the colored pom-poms!!

Happy holidays,

Jo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Isn't it amazing how Christmas Sweaters never seem to go out-of-style... I love yours.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Maureen said...

Those Xmas balls at the top are very pretty! You've had that sweater for 40 years - amazing! Think about it - half of your life! Like old friends.

Maria said...

How nice with a sweather of that age that still is in use, that is what I call quality.

Debbie said...

How pretty. It's nice that the design is timeless enough that you can keep wearing it.

Barbara said...

La Voice, A beautiful sweater, I have some old Christmas sweaters but they are not quite that old.

Have a great day.
Barbara

Keetha Broyles said...

I like some glitz and glam on my sweaters too.

marian said...

you have certainly taken great care of it over the years..it looks brand new!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Christmas sweaters are a must and a tradition. I wear mine every holiday...thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Manang Kim said...

I like your sweater and it does really a good brand it stayed that long. For sure you look gorgeous when you wear that ^_^


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Allison said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas sweater. The design is unique!

Donna said...

Great sweater! I would ware it too

Danica said...

Oh wow! So cute. I can't believe you've had it for 40 years!

RainGardener said...

Your sweater is beautiful and you've taken great care of it for being 40 years old. I'll bet you do get lots of compliments. Like your calendar too!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

wow, thats amazing that you can still wear it! so many things are wrecked by than because stuff just isnt made well.... or maybe thats just stuff made now huh?

happy vtt!

Granny Sue said...

Lovely sweater! and it's aged well.

Elizabeth said...

That is definitely a well-made sweater, LV! I am a collector of novelty and holiday sweaters and you don't see individual items sewn on like that, it's all 1 string and if one comes off they all do.

GWENDOLYN said...

Your sweater is very festive! Blessings!
Gwen

sissie said...

Very pretty, you should have modeled for us.

Shirley said...

That is truly a beautiful sweater!! So different. At first I thought the pinwheels were made with buttons but I see they are little balls. Really great that you've been able to keep it all these years. It looks new!

Coloradolady said...

Yes, this is a special sweater and I remember it from years ago...too bad the other one like it is long gone....Happy VTT!

Roslyn said...

Oh wow that is an oldie & what fun that you wear it still!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely sweater. It sure looks great!

Jocelyn
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