I finally have my corner shelf decked out in all the beautiful red shades of Christmas - but when I was setting it up, it seemed like I had a whole lot more vintage Christmas than I did last year, I didn't think I accumulated that much but apparently I did, so much that my husband made me another corner shelf yesterday. They are just the greatest shelves, that will make two in the livingroom, one in the kitchen, and two in the gameroom. If you want a closer look, just click on any picture!
Here it goes - the top shelf..
Every item on this one is thrifted except for the reindeer and the Santa and the chimney, the chimney came all the way from Holly in Newfoundland!! It's so cute, this is the first year on the shelf for it. I've had the deer since the 70's, my penpal, Carol was from Red Deer, Alberta she sent that to me at her Mom's urging, it has been in the house at home, now it's here with me once again. Carol and I have been friends ever since, actually, she just sent me a new bell for the "Red Deer". I was asked if he was a Dream Pet, I don't really know anything about Dream Pets, although I know I do have one that I'm sure of - this one is made of a rubber or faux leather material - Carol says that the city was selling them as a way to promote the city. Were Dream Pets made of this material?
Not so many thrifted items on this shelf - the Santa and the sleigh belonged to Mom, it was made in Japan. The Santa and sleigh behind it belonged to my great aunt, it has the original sticker on it, Thames, hand painted, made in Japan. Everything else was purchased except for the classic Night Before Christmas, a trade from Molly, we did a fun trade back in the fall, check out her blog - We Have No Enemies
This shelf is pretty well all from home - the Putz houses, bottlebrush trees and little guys at the front were all Mom's - I found the knee hugger this summer at a yardsale.
I am going to do a little video on Instagram some day soon of the music box in the back, it belonged to my grandmother, I still have the original box, it holds a candle but there is no room for that on here. It's the cutest thing, it plays Silent Night and was also made in Japan, as is the Santa. I actually finally have a couple of Gurley candles, I have never ever seen one of those around here, I had to order one on Ebay, I was that desperate!! Last year I found the little mouse, it's a Josef Original. Thanks to Erica, that's Golden Egg Vintage Erica for her creations at the front, so very cute!!
Erica is so good to me - I love the Annalee Santa in the sleigh. Everything else is thrifted in this pic.
My only new item on the bottom shelf is the plastic Santa and sleigh. The little girls with hair are all Napco, made in Japan. I bought those years ago on Ebay, I guess another "Jill" owned it, her name is written on the bottom! I didn't know at the time that I had found a Bradley doll, but I guess that's what she is.
I have become crazy for all this vintage Christmas red, I decorated the tree yesterday which I used to do with mostly primitive type ornaments - wood and dark colors, I used none of those this year, everything is shiny and bright now!! I'll be sharing some of my other vintage Christmas shelves in the days ahead but today I'm linking up with a special party - Vintage Christmas at Organized Clutter and also Thriftasaurus.
This shelf is close to the corner shelf - I changed it up this year and made it about the lights, because I found myself with quite a few boxes of lights! I just hope there is no door slamming though or everything on it could come crashing to the floor! I like it!
Have a great day - hope you're displaying a little bit of vintage Christmas too!