Tuesday, December 20, 2016

My vintage Christmas addiction

Hi, my name is Laurie, and I'm a vintage-Christmas-aholic.
 Front and back of  this pair of Santa candle holders!
 They were in such great condition that I couldn't leave them behind!
 Vintage Christmas wrap...
 A runner I almost passed up because I thought, at $4, it was too expensive.  That's how I get when I'm out thrifting!
 I just love all the reindeer!
I bought all of these at the antique store in Boulder: 
 This very delicate glass ornament is by Resl Lenz; it was made in Germany, and is the first in their 12 Days of Christmas Series...
 a partridge in a pear tree!
 I love this little boot by Holt Howard!
 I picked up this little grouping of ornaments at a thrift shop called St. Paws, where sales go to support animal rescue charities.
 These little red deer ar flocked, then decorated to the hilt, including with sequins pinned on.
 This "old lady who lived in a shoe" ornament is so kitschy -- look at that tiny plastic deer on the toe!
 I love this little sparkly snowman, and the angel...
 that still has its "made in Japan" tag on it!
 These are glass ornaments with molded plastic angels attached to them!
 This is the back of the box they came in.
 I thought this macrame Christmas tree wall hanging was just charming!
 You just don't see something like this every day!
 Or like this: a chunky candle holder, shaped like a wrapped gift!  You slip a votive inside on the bottom.
Now these Christmas bulbs were so delicate and unique.  I have no idea what their use was...anyone?
I do my best to stay away from the thrift shops, but as you can see I'm not always successful!  There is just so much Christmas junk to see at this time of the year.
It's a sickness.

2 comments :

Linda said...

So much Christmas Kitsch and so little time to have it on display. Don't you wish you could set up a room just devoted to Christmas and leave it displayed all year? I really fell in love with your pair of tumbling Santa candle holders, oh, and the runner with all those reindeer - Rudolph, Vixen and Blitzen, et al. Guess I'm still just a kid at heart.

Wishing everybody a Very Merry Christmas from Canada.

Linda.

Marrianna said...

Some beautiful treasurers found. Good eye. The light bulbs look like they would possibly fit in older christmas lights that have the small bulbs - same size as night light bulbs. They are beautiful for sure. Great haul.

Merry Christmas,
Marrianna