STARBURST CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS — NOT JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS ANYMORE

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These three pink plastic starburst holiday ornaments have been hanging from a string over the built-in bar in Grandma’s basement for as long as I can remember. Whenever my family came to visit Grandma’s house, my brother and I (after playing with the Merry Milkman Game for a while) would grab a root beer and head to the basement to play bumper pool — which we had no idea how to play, but alas it was still always a good time anyway.

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We’d pull up a stool at the bar during bumper pool breaks and pretend to order another beer (root beer of course) — we felt so grown up — like we were visiting an actual bar without Mom and Dad’s (or Grandma’s) supervision. While we sat at the bar, I’d look up and admire these old, worn decorations.

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The paint is nearly gone, but you can tell they were a pink-ish red color originally. Two out of three have broken tips — but no matter — these long loved starburst decorations now have a new home. Not in a dark corner of the basement, but in my light and cheery den.

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For now, they sit on the fireplace mantel — at home with all of the other pink in the room — instead of hanging over a bar. Maybe someday we’ll finish our basement and include a built in bar too. If we do, you can bet that I’ll hang these three old ornaments on a string over it — just like Grandma did.

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11 thoughts on “STARBURST CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS — NOT JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS ANYMORE

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