Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rednesdays at National Christmas Center

I haven’t done a Rednesday post with Sue for awhile now, and decided I wanted to do something special for this Rednesday. So I looked up Vintage Woolworth Christmas photos and came to a Flickr site for a person named fontgirl68. She has had the great opportunity to go to the above named museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This spot is definitely on my Bucket List!!!!

So enjoy…..and wish we could go back in time! :)

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How many of us have purchased these items all these years later and paid a good amount for them! I would have a hard time being in this store for too long! LOL

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Thanks for stopping by! And please check out the other posts for Rednesday at It’s A Very Cherry World!




26 comments:

Into Vintage said...

I don't think I could handle it. The pictures are difficult enough to look at. It's like a vintage Christmas dreamland. :-) Are you sure those photos weren't taken in Magpie Ethel's studio?

craftyles said...

I think I've died and gone to Heaven, Woolworth Heaven, that is. Wow, that would be such a fun place to see. Thanks for showing us and Happy Rednesday!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How cool! I grew up with Woolworth's, so many fun things:@)

Lesa said...

Woolworth's was such a great store--loved eating at the lunch counter when I was a little girl. One a trip to the UK, I was so excited to see they still had woolworth's-- I need to dig out my photos. I think the UK stores have closed now though-- such a shame.

LV said...

Some things would be nice to go back in time. Most of my life was as such as I prefer the today.

Diann said...

Those pictures are awesome! I miss Woolworths! There was one next door to a Montgomery Wards store that I worked at when I was 18. I used to go over to Woolworths lunch counter on paydays and splurge on grilled cheese and fries lunch.

NanE said...

Holy cow, that would be so amazing to see! I loved going downtown on Saturdays to the 5 & dime! We had Scotts, Woolworths and Grants all in a row. Sigh, so many great memories!

NanE said...

Oh, I almost forgot to say, I love your new Christmasy look, especially the big jar of candy and that snowman with the cocker spaniels, cute, cute!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Do you think that some day they will look back with nostalgia at WalMart?

vivian said...

great post!!! Dandelion and daisy got me thinkign for a min. walmart will be vintage someday! thats an interesting thought!

Sunny simple life said...

Thanks for the stop by. I love all your vintage stuff. Reminds me of my mom. That Christmas center is to die for. I would spend a ton in there though I don't know where I would put it all.

Cindy said...

Sandy..can you really shop in there? If so..wowzza!! That would be on my bucket list also1
We had Ben Franklin's also..I so miss buying fabric there!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Red Gate Farm said...

We had a Woolworth's in my hometown when I was growing up... I don't remember anything like THIS! How I wish I could find that Woolworth Santa at the end!

Chris

PS Coming here through Rednesday!

Grannys Attic said...

Oh how I remember the Woolworth store here in our little town. I have two little Santa's still in package from the Woolworth store. Brought back such great memories, thanks for sharing.

Creative Breathing said...

Sandy, What a beautiful blog header and the most fun post I have ever seen! If you are headed to this museum, be sure and stop by to get me first! Isn't it wonderful! Snowflakes are twirling outside my window as I type, and these images just add to the magic. Elizabeth

Ann said...

If only we had a store like that now!! Love every image.
Ann

~~Carol~~ said...

Loved this post, Sandy!!! I remember going to Woolworth's whenever we went to Chicago, and I really miss it. I wish I knew then what I know now, and had bought every single Christmas thing they had!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sandy!
Oh my gosh, your post took my breath away, or rather I forgot to exhale, I got so excited! GASP! CUTENESS!!! I think we all need to go there now. :)
Thanks so much for the memories of trips to Woolworth's and J.J. Newberry when I was little.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Sandy said...

Just a note....NO, you cannot buy this stuff! It would have been long gone by now. LOL nd I agree with Amy, I don't know if I could even walk in this store!!!! I think I would faint for sure....all of this vintage goodness in one spot! I also remember, TG&Y, Kresge(?) the baby Kmarts, Sprouse&Reitz, Newberry's and Grants....If I wona lottery I would open a store with everything I could find that you can still buy that is "vintage" and start a 5&10....wouldn't that be fun???? Taking apps for franchises! :):)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Sandy, this is such a cool post. I love coming here to visit. Now, I am going to go online and look up vintage stuff from Woolworths. I still have an original plastic bag from there. Now, hubby and I have gone to Lancaster many times, and I have never heard of this place. Definatley on my list!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Debbie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am only a mere 2 hours from this place and still have not been able to get there! It is on my bucket list too!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

LBP said...

I loved going to Woolworths with my mom and great aunt during the early 1960's! The lunch counter was my favorite! I marveled at how many plates the waitresses could carry on their arms! And I could spend hours gazing at all the housewares, even at a very young age! Thanks for sharing!

Janet's Creations said...

Oh my gosh, I think I'm drooling! lol
Janet

Home and Heart said...

Oh how I MISS WOOLWORTH'S!! I use to shop their all the time, until they closed in the "80's. I miss "dime" stores anyway!!

ArtzeeChris said...

OH this is just so wonderful! I remember going to Woolworths as a child. I remember the lunch counter too! It was such a shame they all closed down. I need to get to this museum it looks like so much fun. thanks for taking us all down memory lane!

Kim G. said...

I hope to make it there one day! Looks right up my alley!!

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