As always some wonderful new finds, oldies but goodies, special requests and more. Click on the photos and links.
First up, you know how much we love old Christmas windows--and so courtesy of LOC--from 1940's Rhode Island--one fabulous Christmas window. Personally, your editor loves the monkey at 89 cents.
Next up, a shot of this year's Fontanini Nativity, more to follow. This year's arrangement comes under the rubric---when life hands you lemons, make lemonade...
First the vintage bubble miniature lights I planned to use
died---well in fairness they were at least forty years old---then the
next vintage strand failed (I have/had three)...the third set seems to be holding up....
Then as far as the vintage holly plates I had chosen to use in the background---well, one developed a very visible hairline crack---that crack is hidden by a smaller vintage tin plate featuring poinsettias affixed to the center with sticky tape---I happened to have two of those by sheer coincidence----then the parrot got spooked by a visiting hawk in the yard and flew from his cage in the kitchen into the living room, landing on everything--he NEVER does that-----nothing broken but it ALL had to be redone again.........I joke that this year's nativity was the "Sistine Chapel of nativities"--------it took forever but it's not Christmas without it. More photos soon.
how many of you remember how it was all the rage back in the late 60's,
early 70's, to make plastic beaded wreath ornaments (you can still find
the kits on occasion today)--the crafter who made this however--went
one step beyond--and connected them all. And it's surprisingly heavy. One of your editor's favorite
finds---can't believe the family didn't
want it--but it is loved and lives again--EVERY YEAR IN MY KITCHEN---here's a shot with the giant 1950's
celluloid made in Japan deer.
And finally, an amazing collection of vintage Beton Large Size "Horse & Riders" Lot of 12, 1950s, Bergen Toy, featured in a previous auction at Serioustoyz.----each is about 5", painted hard plastic: 2 Indians, 1 polo player, 1 jockey, 1 male rider, 1 female rider, 1 cowgirl, 1 cowboy, 2 U.S. cadets, 1 officer, 1 Canadian royal mounted. Quite the set.
Worth another look: a florist shop vintage window decorated for Christmas--with fab old Santa Claus, sleigh, and putz houses; click here.
A great colorized Christmas photo, a pedal car for Christmas; also worth noting: the small wicker chair that the teddy's sitting on, the decorations on the Christmas tree, and the nativity scene below the tree. MORE HERE
Late 1940’s—worth a repeat visit--look at all these Christmas cards! And the giant pinecone??? MORE HERE.
And always worth a visit: FAMILY CHRISTMAS ONLINE--and their Family Movies Section! CLICK HERE.
Outstanding collection of antique and vintage cardboard and paper Christmas putz houses---candy containers too--from one of our favorite sites http://bit.ly/2BvJOPd
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