I have been into vintage Christmas for a long time and have
accumulated lots of cute things. I cleaned out and sold and
donated lots of stuff, but I still have lots of stuff, lol.
So...let me share some photos I hope you'll enjoy.
The large choir girl was surely part of a set, She has the old blue & white
Japan label. The 3-choir boys are a music box (not working) with a
Josef Originals label.
The plastic Santa head is also a music box. He doesn't work either,
but I think he is pretty old. The Christmas girl head vase is from the
50's and made by Napco. I found her at a Goodwill years ago for $5. Yay!
Ceramic smalls! So cute. The 3-Christmas trees are a set, the smaller
two are S & P shakers. The large tree also has holes. Holiday
sugar shaker maybe? Set is labeled Lefton.
All the tiny figurines are also Napco, other than the two deer,
which are marked Josef & Korea.
Some assorted kitsch here. The stocking is a Kliban cat from the 1980's.
I was an avid S & P shaker collector many moons ago. I sold most
of my sets but couldn't resist keeping some. These Christmas sets
were keepers. Santa & Mrs, Claus in the sleigh is by Lefton.
Snow babies, Holly girls set & boy and girl couple are Holt Howard.
The snowman couples are marked Japan and the Eskimo kids are unmarked.
I think they are very old by their look and feel.
Candlestick holders. These are also Holt Howard ceramics.
This is an odds and ends group. The 7 mice ornaments on the left are marked
1992-1994. They are not in perfect condition, but still cute, in case you happen
to collect them and are missing these. I plan to donate them, so let me
know and I'll send them to you instead. Marked Enesco & Gilmore.
This runner belonged to my Mom. I always loved it when she brought
it out at Christmas. She knew how much I loved it and gave it to me
several years ago. I treasure it!
Keep watching because the Christmas linens are just starting
to come out. Some sweet vintage tea towels here. I'll have
my tablecloths out by my next post...promise!
A couple years ago I joined in a "White Christmas Tag Swap".
I don't know if it is still around, but some crazy talented crafters
participated. I love displaying them together in a big bowl.
Sorry to see so many of the craft swaps disappear.
That's it for now. Unfortunately, I have an inner ear infection I am battling.
Let me tell you, it is no fun. Poor timing on my part to get sick this time of year.
Whine, whine. :)
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be showing some bright and festive Christmas
tablecloths from my collection in the next post. Are you decorating yet?