A Santa Claus is Coming to Town 45 with very cute graphics!
My first purchase the next day at the Antique Show and Sale was this Sears Catalog from 1903. I've always wanted one!
I've only had time to flip through it, but here are some of my favorite pages so far.
I didn't know they ever even had color pages in this catalog; the one above shows different rugs you can order.
Some things never change.
One lady had the most magnificent booth full of vintage Christmas ornaments and ephemera. Most of my purchases that day were from her!
(I think I showed you this photo the other day...that was the booth.)
Here, on my tree, is my favorite buy from her.
I also went a little nuts on the vintage Dennison and other Christmas stickers and labels -- I am addicted.
I bought a bunch of old tin foil corsage picks (silver leaves) as well as a pink corsage/package decoration that made me swoon. You can't see it as well as I'd like you to in this photo, though -- sorry.
Another teeny, tiny glass ornament with indent, for my little silver tree.
More ephemera: this time, a well worn vest pocket Webster's dictionary, from 1900.
and a little German verse on a sweet piece of scalloped scrap.
Remember when I showed you that lovely medallion Suzanne made for me to decorate a gift?
It's now hanging under my own ornament wreath at home.
What was the gift inside? It was this whole VILLAGE of vintage putz houses -- swoon!
Fittingly, the gift inside the dress-embellished box was this amazing History of Fashion book!
It's a large, thick tome full of mouth-watering photos of beautiful clothes and I will be enjoying it for years to come.
In fact, I'm looking forward to reading it by the light of the Christmas tree this whole season!
How are you doing with your holiday shopping?
With the exception of the gifts I already exchange with Suzanne -- I've not even BEGUN!