Monday, 5 December 2016

Julie's Advent Calendar for 2016

5th December, 2016

This is one of my favourite Christmas tree ornaments.  My parents bought it in 1959, the year we moved to what was Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe from Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and we were amazed to see such lovely things in the shops.  There were two, not sure what happened to the other.  In this picture his hat is a bit worse for wear but I have since blackened his hat.  He gets wrapped up very carefully and packed away each year.  I don't think they make such lovely decorations any more. 


  1. I know this little snowman, as soon as I saw the photo I could feel the texture of the glass - takes me back to my childhood :)

  2. Cute, but I'm loving the stories behind your photos. It's interesting hearing about other countries. Take care.

  3. He is lovely. Ah, all those precious memories. Thanks for sharing.