It’s from the 60s I think and it belonged to John’s mother. We keep it in the kitchen china cabinet all year long as a remembrance of her.
The china cabinet is full of thrifted vintage Christmas goodies.
On the top shelf of the china cabinet is an aluminum tiered stand that holds some vintage glass ornaments.
A papier mache Santa and Mrs Claus, and these two little cutie pie ceramic figurines.
On the other side are two ceramic carolers, a plastic and felted Mrs Claus kissing Santa (one of my favourite things), and a hard plastic deer which I’ve had since I was a child.
The glass ornaments are all vintage and this one with the rose flower in the indent is marked Poland on the cap. The others are a mixture of East Germany and unmarked.
I have 3 of the silver indented ornaments with the pink centres. They really sparkle. They’re much more beautiful in person than in these crappy photos. The light has been terrible for photo taking lately.
Here you get a better look at one.
The second shelf holds some Columbia mercury glass ornaments. The Santa and snowmen are sitting in teacups, and the two carolers are in eggcups.
There’s a Japan angel with lace wings and a harp, a Holt Howard Santa, and a plastic felted Santa that I put in a brass bathtub because he’s an ornament and doesn’t stand up by himself.
Here’s the china cabinet with my Santas and nutcrakers on the top.
The Santa arms and head move and he holds a candle that lights up, but it’s impossible to take a pic with it on. (I finally caught a little sunny daylight to get a few pics. What a difference in light).
I made the Santa with the wreath on his head years ago, and check our that rather demented looking nutcraker. Stressed much? lol.
I would collect more Santas and Father Christmasses if I had more room, and nutcrackers too,
Here’s a terrible picture of my ceramic trees and a vintage plastic Santa, sleigh and reindeer. Notice Santa isn’t looking at me again, lol, … just like in the Parade a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t even notice that until I saw my photos on my computer.
Like the large size Nativity set that sits on the side of our shed under and in between two large cedars. We bought in Frankenmuth, Michigan, probably about 10 years ago. It’s one of my favourite decorations.For me Christmas is all about the memories… cherishing the old ones as well as making new ones.