Say it ain't so that Christmas is approaching. I know we just got over Halloween and to me it's still very hard to get into Christmas just yet. I love Thanksgiving and all it stands for as a gratitude day. BUT, when you have a website boutique, like I do, you have to always think ahead. So today, just in case you aren't glued to the T.V., I just wanted to show you some of my recent holiday finds. I have spent the day in between raindrops trying to take photos of these sweet vintage items outside and hope to have them all listed by tonight. I adore these vintage candle holders that spell out N O E L. The first set I found was snapped up quickly. This set is much bigger and I love the jadeite green color of them. How sweet to use these on a side table for the holidays.
I was very lucky to inherit a bunch of the mica covered card board birds from the 1940's and 50's and I look forward to using them on my white tree every year. Another vintage holiday decoration that is very popular again today are the mica covered card board Putz houses. These little village houses had colored cellophane in the windows and doors and you would put a light inside of them to glow. Most of them today, unless they were never used, have the cellophane broken in them. I love this white one I found that has the cathedral windows and the little bottle brush tree. How cute would a whole village be under a small tree?
Another adorable find of the week is this set of porcelain Christmas bells in the original box. I am crazy about the graphics on the box and it would make a cute display item all my itself at Christmas. Each little bell has a different scene and wording on it. How sweet would these be on a table top tree for the holidays.
I have also been busy working away on one- of- a -kind holiday gift tags. I love making them and love to incorporate my antique post cards in them. Here is a set just listed in the boutique. They jingle with vintage jingle bells and have lots of bling and red satin vintage seam binding streamers for tying to your goodie bag or gift.
Okay.....this has nothing to do with Christmas but it is Red and Green. (grin) And look at the roses. Is this cute or what? A roll of vintage red roses shelf liner paper with scalloped edges. I keep thinking to myself that it would look really cute in my own kitchen glass door cabinets. It's nice because it's washable too.
Okay...that's about it for today. The voting polls will be closing here soon. It's been the gloomiest day around here, raining like cats and dogs for a good part of it and it was dark by 5 p.m. Oh yeah.....one other thing. It appears there were/are some glitches in bloggers new commenting form. I really liked the new feature but I am changing back to the old way until all the kinks are worked out. I am so sorry that some of you had trouble leaving comments. Off to fix supper now. Toodles.