Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vintage Christmas ~

Christmas greetings to you. Tonight I thought I would share some of my vintage Christmas decorations. This is a wind-up celluloid Santa and reindeer on a metal sleigh. I bought it with the key and box and it still works. My guess is that it's from the '40's.
Another celluloid Santa sitting a celluloid sled pulled by a one-antlered reindeer.
More celluloid. The Merry Christmas to the left is vintage Germany. The large Santa on the right held a candle. The book is a reproduction.
Celluloid Santa tucked in the tree.
Celluloid Santa rattle.
A small flock of German stick leg sheep.
I believe these Santas are also from the 40's. All are vintage except for the Santa on skis. The bottle brush trees are also vintage.

Santa made in Occupied Japan.
More vintage ornaments. I believe these are from a type of pipe cleaner with celluloid or papier mache faces.

I hope you enjoyed my vintage tour. I have more to share in another post.
Out of the mouths of babes...My grandson is 5 and his mom dropped him off at my workplace shortly before it was time to go home. I gave him some paper and a couple of markers. He drew a picture (not sure what it was) and then drew a line through the middle of it and told me it was a "line of symmetry" and then told me what that meant. A bit later he was drawing a boy and was helping me draw a girl. He told me to draw a trapezoid for her skirt!!! Luckily I drew it correctly.
I really must get busy and get the box that needs to be sent to Las Vegas ready to mail tomorrow. Then there's the box to Alabama...and southern Ohio. Cards to finish...silver to polish, wreaths to to wrap.....
Pug hugs :)


acorn hollow said...

amazing santas. I have a few of them but you have many more nicer ones than I do. Thank you for showing them.
I love that brainy grandson of yours

Sunny Simple Life said...

Darling all those little Santas. Takes me back to some that my mom had when I was little.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love that kid's vocabulary!! And glad you got the trapezoid thing right!

Cathy G. said...

I love all the vintage Santas! You have a marvelous collection.
That Grandson is keeping you on your toes for sure!
Take some time to get a little rest too Lauren.......and thank-you for taking some time to post!
Cathy g

The Barn Door said...

That's quite a nice collection of vintage Santa's you have there!!

Dan said...

I love all of your vintage Christmas decorations! They look wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us!


BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh those putz sheep are the best! Love the felt and wool santas with the faces too.Your collection is wonderful.Thanks for sharing!Warm Blessings!~Amy

Gayle said...

You've got some really great vintage pieces - I especially love those sheep!

woolwoman said...

All that and STILL more to show - Can't wait to see more of your wonderful christmas collections Lauren - Enjoy the season and your weekend - Melody

Tamera's Craft Palace said...

I am seriously DROOLING over your vintage Santa's!!!

Sheila said...

Love your Santa's !!! Good luck to you getting ready....I need it much to do.

Joanne said...

What a great vintage collection - thanks for sharing all those pics! Your grandson is something else! LOL