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I’m a sucker for anything Christmas, especially vintage items. While Black Friday shopping in downtown Staunton, I found three items that I couldn’t resist adding to my collection: Santa in his sleigh, a Santa boot, and a Santa candy holder ornament.
All of the boots are antique store purchases. The Santa holding candy canes was Aunt Fannie’s, the aunt who raised my grandmother. Mama had this for years and passed it on to me. I found the skiing Santa to the right of the Santa holding candy canes in Granny’s basement long ago and she let me have him. The chalk Santa was Granny’s (probably originally Aunt Fannie’s) and the Santa to the right of it was my brother’s first Christmas ornament.
My Christmas china is Lenox Holiday and I’ve received many decorative pieces in this pattern over the years as gifts. I display them on the right hand set of shelves. These aren’t vintage, but if I show the shelves on the left, I may as well show the shelves on the right.
How is your decorating coming? Honestly, if I had more free time, I’d probably keep decorating and changing things until Christmas day. For now, I’ve completed what is going to get completed. It’s pure joy to come home from work to my decorated house.