Santa Photos of my Kiddos nestled with my vintage treasures
I am drawn to the cracks in the glaze, the chubby Santa faces, innocents of Angels...
Maybe its the vivid graphics on the cards, no its the humor that they have.
Maybe its because they were made in Japan back then...
Whatever it is, I love them all, dusty, plastic, glass, etc.
I like to take them apart, spread them around, glue them together, and marvel at who's memories they once were. Estate sales are my favorite place to find these, I always head straight to the basement. It took me a while to figure out I needed to come with a bag to put my treasures in. Lately, I have lost out on a few great finds and I know they are probably posted on eBay but it wasn't meant to be. I have stopped buying everything and I only grab what really strikes a cord with me. It has been a fun year to add to my collection. My daughter loves to help. The men in my house call them chochkies!
These are a few of this years treasures I have found and created...I think some of you will see of your treasures among them!
|Loads of Shiny Brites with an Estate Sale Santa Find!|
|Can you really have too many Shiny Brites...I keep saying one day there won't be anymore so we have to find and save them all...and glue them in place just like this, right?|
|Lefton, Shiny Brite and Bottle Brush topped off with spaghetti trim! My life is complete. My daughter tells me I am going to use up all the ornaments when I do these trees.|
|I glittered some vintage bell ornament, but it wasn't enough, I added some great old Christmas tag add-ons, and then my best friend Amy just happened to gift me a box of old glass bell ornaments. Perfect for the last embellishment.|
|My absolute favorite ornaments combined with shiny brites! I topped it with an old German tinsel strand.|
|I managed to squeeze in this fun find from a local thrift store. I can only imagine the hostess serving eggnog out of this in her sweet holiday apron...|
Oh, I hear Andy Williams calling...Happy Vintage Christmas!