Thursday, November 29, 2012

Heavenly Little Christmas Angels

One of my favorite vintage collections is my Christmas angel collection. Most of the angel bell/figurines were made by Lefton or Napco in Japan in the 1950's or 1960's. 

This year I have chosen my desk hutch cubbies to display most of my little angels:


The little guitar angel...(maybe it's a lute),



And a little caroler angel, 



And a little Christmas tree angel.



Do you remember vintage paper glittered Christmas drape?  Dollar Tree sells it.  I cut it to fit the bottom of the cubby shelves.  Bottle brush trees, faux snow and miniature ornaments finish out the display.


Another little caroler angel,



And there's a little gift giving angel,



And a little basket bearing angel.



This cubby display has framed retro dotted wrapping paper as a backdrop.



This little angel is carrying a candle,



And here's another Christmas tree angel,



And another with packages.



Such little cuties.



And another little angel with a Christmas gift,



And a little candy cane angel.  (These two little red dress angels don't photograph well.)



This figurine is not an angel.  She's just a vintage Christmas figurine that was used in Christmas decorating my childhood home.  (I think I probably wore that same page boy haircut with bangs in the 1960's.) 

I hope you enjoyed my little angels...















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Joining Jann at Creating Christmas Vintage Decor.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rustic Christmas Gingerbread Vignette

I don't know about you but I am overwhelmed already.

Taking down fall, crafting, dragging out Christmas, and still working, cooking, and trying to clean and pick up. First I put out the spray painted snow village in the bathroom, then I decorated the mantel in the living room, and I just finished a vignette over the sink in my kitchen. I'm sure that somehow all this clutter will be organized by Christmas!

Last summer I found four really neat gingerbread baking pans at the consignment shop for $1 each. I think they are home made, and spot welded. I don't think they are cookie cutters but little pans for actually baking a gingerbread inside. Anyway they are very cool, and I couldn't wait to use them for Christmas.


I started out with some vintage sifters. This one has two cloth gingerbread men from a local craft shop, The Tattered Angel.


Then I used a larger sifter for a large bottle brush tree,


And a medium sized sifter for a medium sized bottle brush tree.



Then I loaded my little wood cubby shelf also from the Tattered Angel with three of my gingerbread pans, a gingerbread look cookie, a Jello mold with a grubby flameless candle, silver ornaments in a couple sizes and some faux snow. The gingerbread pan men have thick Alpine looking yarn tied around their necks.










Loving the vintage, rustic look!















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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

I'm back in town after a perfectly delightful Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities with my kids, grandkids, and my daughter-in-law's family.

Do you remember the mantel sneak peek?


This is the far right of the mantel, with books, a vintage red plaid lunch box and thermos, and my version of a funnel Christmas tree. I used four funnels, a candlestick and a silver glitter star cut off of a Christmas pick.


Moving to the left is an old Coca-Cola crate filled with silver and red Christmas ornaments, miniature oil cans, pine cones, a miniature bleached bottle brush tree and a jar of metal buttons.


My zinc pots in the wire carrier (a recent $3 find) hold more bottle brush trees.







Next is a bike rim that has been spray painted red with vintage Christmas postcards, a photo of my grandtwins, and a vintage look Santa ornament all clothes pinned to the bike spokes.


Faux evergreen picks, pine cones, and jars with mica snow and flameless votives.




My button Christmas tree that I made earlier this month.


Here is the left side of the mantel, with a pencil tree, my sheet music bundles, vintage children's skis, stool with more bottle brush trees, a jar with silver ornaments and a vintage child's tin cup.









I purchased this cute jute crocheted star garland locally at the Tattered Angel.




Besides vintage and rustic, I was going for a tree theme throughout the mantel.

















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