If you looked up crazy Christmas lady in the dictionary, you would find my picture. I'd like to subscribe to the theory that less is more, but it's just not in my genes . . . sigh. Minimize. Purge. Not words in my vocabulary, unfortunately. So, I will continue to deck the halls to the max. I must confess, though, my decorating doesn't change much from year to year. For the most part, the same items go in the same location each year. They may be arranged a bit differently, but that's about the only change.
Here are some of my vintage decorations.
Celluloid Santas and a vintage bottle brush tree.
On the left is a celluloid Santa candle holder. The two big guys in the back are "egg crate" Santas. The front sports another vintage bottle brush tree and two paper mache Santas. The Santa with tree on the right is new paper mache.
The cardboard to the left is vintage, made in Germany, I believe. The Santas are all vintage, some with early plastic faces and some made with paper mache.
The Holly Berries book to the left is old but undated. I've had it as long as I can remember. Cupples & Leon Company was bought out in 1956. The large Santa on the right is also vintage paper mache.
This tree sports both chenille and cotton batting Santas. All are vintage except for the chenille stars. The little glass bells are also vintage.
This little guy sports a tag "made in Occupied Japan" (1945-1952).
Thanks so much for stopping by. Off to do a bit more decorating.
Pug hugs :)