11.04.2008

Say It Ain't So

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.

23 comments :

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Just testing.....I will go back to read your blog in a few.

I have to vote right after work today:)

Lisa said...

Oh my these are delightful finds! I can't believe it is November let alone that Christmas is fast approaching. A gloomy election day here as well, last night was massive wind storms with some impressive rain we desperately needed. Then we awoke to SNOW on the groung this am and I have been freezing to death all day! Guess you can say it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lynn,

These are great finds. I can't believe Christmas is coming too. It also seems like all of the stores are rushing it in, too. I am looking forward to checking out your boutique to do some Christmas shopping.

I hope you are doing great.

Tammy

Linda Smith said...

Oh my... there is nothing cuter than vintage Christmas and you have some real finds...
HUgs
Linda

Nola @ the Alamo said...

We had those little houses; my brother walked to town and bought them for my mama one Christmas when I was very young. In Christmases to follow, my mama could hardly keep away from them; I loved to rearrange them and make a subdivision for Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus!

Judy said...

What wonderful finds. I am so not ready for Xmas. I'm trying to get in the mood and start planning!!

Jenny S said...

Love the Christmas stuff! I have one friend who is such a Christmas nut that her house is almost done being decorated for CHRISTMAS!! She is a little nuts..she is friends with me ;>) ! hehehe

Amber said...

I love your vintage finds, Lynn! Can you believe we already have one holiday party invite on the calendar? Yep, it'll be here before we know it!

antigoni said...

All of your things are awesome. I love the bells. I have many little houses and every year at Christmas i put them all together on the table and make a small village. The kids love it.

mrsjones6 said...

Oh the vintage Christmas finds are fabulous! I can hear Bing Crosby in the background now. I am so looking forward to the Christmas season this year and stopping by here has been fun start!
Hope your week is going well,
Jen

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great vintage Christmas finds! It is beginning to look like Christmas on my blog today too. I have a mosaic Christmas piece I am giving away...

Broken China Treasures said...

You always find the best treasures!! How sweet would it be to make pendants from those beautiful porcelain ornaments? (Just drop me a line if you ever break any!!!)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I lovw this post. it's time to focus on something other than the electione. I am glad it's time to think about Christmas.
Hugs, Terrie

Donna said...

Ooooo, love all the Christmas finds! I'm working on Christmas things this week too!

Hugs,
Donna

GardenGoose said...

very cute Christmas items. oh my the Holidays will be here before we know it..this year just seemed to zip right on by.
hope you have a great weekend.

Tamara Jansen said...

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Les Cotrions said...

Hi! Pretty Christmas items! I don't feel Christmas yet...it's still warm here, but you're right...I have a webshop too and I must start to find new Christmas items too!
Hugs,

Vale

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Don't stay down in the storage room too long. :) Oh Lynn you crack me up (:)
Love your Christmas goodies

YEAH it is coming ..I love it~~
hugs, Patty

dana said...

Hi Lynn! I HAVE one of those NOELs and two others--one is green with the letters attached to eacholther and the other is white--I think the letters are separate! I am nuts about vintage Christmas--your boutique finds look awesome!

We'll be getting our Flu Shots this weekend. I usually do it a bit earlier.

I hope I can post this comment this time! Have a great rest of the day! dana

PS I see your "choose an identity"area is back the "old" way, so I should be able to comment on your posts! Computers make me nuts.

M.Kate said...

I love Xmas the most..its something about the decor, the music and everything else..just makes me happy and dreamy :D

The Vintage Kitten said...

Everything is so beautiful. Your post has made me feel all festive! X

Dee Light said...

Such wonderful Christmas treasures!! It is hard to believe Christmas is so close. I'm with you, first Give Thanks and then Christmas. I was driving home the other day and saw a house already decorated for Christmas, isn't that crazy.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Lynn,
All of the Vintage Christmas goodies are so pretty...I love Christmas time too!
xoxo,
Queenie

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