Vintage Christmas Finds
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.
Santa in his sleigh was $12, the boot was $3, and the Santa candy holder ornament was $10. They weren’t bargains, but I’ll enjoy them for years to come.
I display some of my vintage Santa boots and other Santa items on corner shelves in my kitchen.
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.
Debra at Common Ground for her Vintage Christmas party.
Love BOTH shelves!! I have the Lenox Holiday, too, but not all the decorative pieces you have. I love your corner shelves!
I love your shelves! What a fun place to decorate. I always have big ideas on how to decorate my kitchen for Christmas but I don’t ever seem to follow through! I am pretty much done with decorating (only 6 trees this year!) although I may*** do a little something more in my foyer, but if that happens I have to purchase some new lighted garland so we shall see! Merry Christmas, dear friend!
You have a nice collection of vintage Christmas pretties~
Charming displays. I’ve never paid much attention to Santa boots before, but they really make a fun collection. I was at another blog the other day that featured Santa boots as stands for small Christmas trees.
I think I had a Santa like the third one you showed when I was a child. Suckers were in an opening on the back side, but it was a plastic piece. I think it was a gift from a Sunday School teacher so I imagine then, mine was about 5 cents. Now, I wish I had it again!
I love your collections! I’m so jealous you have so much done. I’ve been trying to clean before I decorate…so hoping to get some done today!
Love your vintage items!
I love, love, love your Santa boots! They make such a unique collection! I can honestly say I think of you everytime I see a Santa boot.
I FINALLY got most of my cleaning and decorating done the night before last. What a relief! It was nice to come home yesterday and be able to turn the lights on and relax.
Such darling Christmas decorations and I love that little corner nook you have! I’m not decorating my apt. this year since I’m off to NYC this weekend for a month through the holidays, but there will be plenty of them there…I think the twinkle lights all over are my favorite! 🙂
I am a sucker for vintage christmas items as well. Loving yours! xo
How cute your shelf looks decked out in festive Santas and the like! It’s always so nice to know the history of who previously owned our little treasures. Sounds like you have some real treasures, full of family history. I’m your newest follower and I hope you get a chance to pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours!