So I'm in my art room, minding my own business, and decide to pare down my book stash. I had no idea how many Christmas collectible books I had! Want to take a peek?
Not much compares to old world German Santas.
The Victorians had an eye for beauty, didn't they?
LOVE these old goodie boxes. Why did the innocence have to leave?
And then ya got'cher regulation bottle brush wreaths and trees.
Paper mache candy holders! Another project on my To-Do list. Actually, it's more like a Bucket List, but that's not important right now.
And how about those Putz houses? And the little animals to go with them? Deelish.
Dad and Mom bought us a Mickey Mouse Christmas record back in the 70s. We listened to it all the time. Wish we still had it.
This ornament reminds me of something Magpie Ethel would make. She's always creating with chenille stems. If you love estate sales, and anything vintage, stop by her blog and live vicariously through her! I do.
I just want to touch these.
Although I'm not a fan of clowns, I really like the costumes they wore long ago. The cream outfit with black polka-dots is so simple and cute.
Soooooo delicate. Didn't people have children or cats to worry about back then?
I just want to take my stubby little fingers and crush the lampshades between my fingers, just for being so friggin cute!
Hmmmm........an idea for the hubby. Then again, I'd hate to see the disappointment on his face when he opened a cigar box filled with gumdrops!
Why would anyone want to hang these on a Christmas tree?
And some ornaments are just plain weird. This is a sailor's head coming out of a plant. I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight.
This past winter, I scored a vintage aluminum tree!! I told my Mom how fun it'll be to put it up this year and fill it with vintage ornaments. Her response? "Ew." Nah.....I still gotta do it!
And let's not forget our Jewish brothers and sisters.
If you liked what you saw in this post, you may be happy to know that some of these books will be listed in my Etsy shop. I'd like to say our house is getting too small, but honestly, my collections are just getting too big!
MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!