Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Vintage & a Tubachristmas ~

~ Welcome Friends ~
Today I have just a few more vintage items to share with you.
Here are a few of my plastic light-up Santas.

This little guy is missing his candle.
Aren't these snowmen too cute? They were gifts from BFF Belinda two different years.
Have you ever been to a Tubachristmas? Have you ever heard of a Tubachristmas? Today was the 15th Tubachristmas in Lorain. It was conceived as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell who was born on Christmas Day in 1902. Basically, the morning of the event, tuba and euphonium players gather, they practice and then hold a free concert in the afternoon. It really is a hoot. I had no idea there were so many different types of tubas. The participants play a short carol and then the audience is invited to sing along. If you don't know the words, you are encouraged to sing la la la. This year's Tubachristmas in Lorain was the largest ever with 127 instruments with the musicians ranging from the age of 11 to 86! Many of the instruments were decorated with lights and garlands. Go to Tubachristmas to learn more.
The last song of the concert is Jingle Bells and those in the know who have been there before come with their jingle bells. Jake was excited to hear a song to which he knew all the words.

Well, I still haven't gotten as much done this weekend as I should have. Thankfully I am off this week. I still have gifts to buy, many to wrap, grocery shopping, etc. Tomorrow I don't have a free minute, so hopefully on Tuesday I can accomplish miracles.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Joanne said...

Merry Christmas Lauren - I'm sure you will have your miracles and get everything done! Great post - never heard of tubachristmas!

acorn hollow said...

alright no fair you showed the plastic santa but I see a wheel to a wagon perhaps? then you did not show it. Oh I need to see it. and that jake is sooooo cute. I love his facial expressions. What fun. Have a great week
(still no baby)

Doris said...

That tuba concert must be a hooty wonderful time. I love the pics of Jake. Too cute! I envy your vintage ornaments - all of mine got lost in our move - very sad. Have a wonderful Christmas and kisses for Jake.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Never heard of the tubachristmas. How neat is that? Jake looks so happy to participate :).
You certainly have the collection of santa's. Very nice!

My Colonial Home said...

Cool post Lauren!!!!
Love the vintage light up decorations - we had some when I was growing up - wish I had them.

What a fun event...and have never heard of it.
Jake is really into it isn't WONDERFUL.

Hugs, Karen

Tamera's Craft Palace said...

Love your Santa's!!
And Jake is just SO adorable!!!!
He looks like he is a ball of energy!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Awww Jake looks so adorable. Great santa's and snowmen. Wishing you a very merry week!