Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Reds

With all the treasures I have found this past year, all destined for my shop, my most precious treasures remain safe at home. Nestled amongst the tissue wrapped Shiny Brites in a box marked "Special Ornaments" is a rag tag assortment of elves, angels and sleighs. More of sentimental value rather than monetary value: it truly isn't Christmas until these smiling faces appear on my library shelves.

They are all time-worn if not down right chippy vintage goodness. The red elf sitting behind the angel is at least 65 years old, a family treasure. The angel is from a friend and is from her own childhood. I received it as a gift last year (Click here for story and other vintage Christmas pieces.)

This sleigh is my most recent piece, last year at Goodwill, for $.99 cents. The reindeer is still wearing its bell.

This sweet little elf still wears its rope hanger and has all its sparkling jewels elf with a little bling. I acquired this piece years ago and just love it. It wasn't a part of my childhood, but certainly is a part of my daughter's. It was rescued from the bottom of a box of mostly broken ornaments and other misc. decorations. This find, as I always say, made me down right giddy.

I found this piece a few years ago, at Goodwill, the tag is still on the back for $.99 cents. It is a shadowbox design and constructed from fabric. Beautiful green ric -rac edges the frame.

But of course, you have to have a proper Santa for Christmas. This trio has seen a lot of Christmases. The tall one is another childhood piece, a good 55 years old. The shorter Santa again was from another family's decorations and I was happy to bring it home from a lawn sale. The Santa sitting on top of the books was a gift over 30 years ago, oh dear, that makes both it and I vintage.

I recently found this vintage red flocked ornament at a Grange sale. It is sitting on a holly berry bell plate, both of which will be up at the shop.

Here is a close-up of the ornament. Now that it is December, I will be hauling out all my Christmas goodies. Wait until next week when I share more with Sue @ Its a Very Cherry World for Wednesday is Rednesday. Please click here or on the party button on my sidebar for your invite.

Got it at Goodwill


JunqueMagnet said...

So much fun to see. Thanks for sharing. You got me drooling over that sleigh with reindeer!

Deanna said...

A treat for the eye! I adored the little elf with bling..too sweet! Nice collection of Santa's!

Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
I love your wonderful vintage Christmas pieces!! The elves and Santa's are just wonderful! You always have the best stuff!
I just wanted to tell you too, that I loved your last post as well, love the silver and black and white photos together!
Have a great day.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your little holly berry candy dish! I have a pitcher in the same design that I found at a garage sale last year for 50 cents!

craftyles said...

Love the vintage Santas. Also, the the little elf is such a cutie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your vintage decorations are so neat! I love the elfs!

Diann said...

Sherrie, you find the BEST vintage Christmas items!!

shannon i olson said...

what fun vintage Santas, I love the title of your blog too!

Marie said...

Love the flocked ornament and the little elf- what finds!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Unknown said...

Such sweet Christmas treasures. The elves and angels are so sweet and the Santas cute. Can't wait to see more!

Laura said...

You have a great collection! Thank you for sharing. We have just started our collecton this year. Unfortunatly my mother gave away or lost most of her stuff before she moved to Florida. So my daughter and I started to collect things that reminded me of those times when I was growing up. So much fun!