I hope everyone had a nice Christmas.
My Dad thinks that this Santa was on my Mom's Parent's tree ! That would make this Jolly Santa at least 70+ years old!
This tree is pretty old too! Growing up we had one of those Silver Aluminum Trees. I was allergic to the real stuff! LoL! The silver tree is still in the attic, almost mint condition, box and all! My dad still has the old Color Wheel that went under it! Remember those?
I found this link that tells about those "Space Age" trees!
This link has Vintage Ornaments up to the 1950's
This teardrop shaped glass ornament is so pretty in person! It's very old, too!
I plan to go back and take more photos before the tree is down. My camera battery went out, before I could get any more.
Hope that y'all enjoyed the pics! Thanks for looking!
Here's a couple of my Christmas collectibles!
I love these ceramic pieces...the adorable Santa on the right is my favorite! The label on the bottom has "Parma by AAI" made in Japan.
If anyone has info on these, I'd love to know more!
This is a roly poly Santa. He jingles when he rolls around! :)
Hope you enjoy these!
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The idea of course was to sew up some safe ornaments that wouldn't break! She was almost 2 and loved to check out the tree. These were sew n stuff ornaments. So easy to do! I still have some unsewn ones from way back then!
"Gift Picks under $50" list. :)
Have a look at their site! You may find something that you just gotta have!
Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy!
Close up view of the ornie.
The vintage Santa images are from Deena at
I used a rusty tin snowflake for the back. I left off the trim around the edges as it hid the snowflake.
I've collected trims of all sorts for quite a while, so I just played around and tried to make them all a little different.
I used crepe paper to make the ruffled backs. I started out by sewing and gathering....BUT.....this proved to be very time consuming! I ended up just gathering the crepe paper accordion style, and then tied it in the middle with string, and fanned it out.
This was lots easier!!
I love the old tinsel look. Bought this trim at Hobby Lobby in the Mini-Tree section.
I used Glamour Dust and Glass Glitter for the sparkle!!
Hard to see, but they look so pretty with the glitter!
Hope that you've enjoyed these.
If anyone has some bottlecap ideas and tips to share, would love it if you'd post a comment ! :)
Next time I hope to show you some cones that I'm doing!
Hope everyone is having a good week!
I am heading back to my painting desk. The Christmas music and movies will be on in my craft room all day !!
I am pretty happy with this Sugar Mold. These are all Terry French designs!! I think some nice glass votives and candles will look great in it!!
Thanks for looking! Please leave me comments, and suggestions are heartily WELCOME!!
PS...I'm attempting to make some vintage bottlecap magnets! Will show pics when I've completed a few. The glueing part is a mess! Whew!
The photo below is the music stage.
A view from the bridge of the Mulberry River.
Looks like rain.
Love the old barns!
Ok, enough about food! That will be in another post!
I wanted to introduce y'all to a new Etsy shop.... "sewNsewSisters." This is their first venture into online sales. These are great gals that create beautiful sewn items! Everything from baby items; bibs, hand smocked onesies, quilted jackets, to some *sew* cute Holiday decor; snowmen, dolls, kitchen items, and more!!
"Letters to Santa" Pillows
An adorable snowlady wearing her fancy boa!!
I would say good luck to all who enter the giveaway....but I wanna win!! LoL!
Good luck!! :)