Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

This is the last vintage Monday!  I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here.  It seems like it should be at least another week or two away to me.  Ah well… it turns out, I ended up having plenty of vintage items to share with all of you.  These posts were a lot of fun for me because they really made me take a look at all of the vintage goodness that I already owned or had acquired from my mother.

This week, it’s all about Santa!



I’ve actually had these little guys for years.  They probably came from my Nanny and are in almost perfect shape with their little glittered boots and red flocked clothing.


Several of the special little felt guys made by my great-aunt “Tootsie.”  Of course, the elf on the left is Anna Lee.


Actually, I think I may have made the one above.  It was my first (and only) attempt with the little felt ornament kits.  It REALLY made me appreciate the hard work that goes into each and every one.


Looks like Miss Molly got this one.  That girl is a mess!


This little guy lost his belt.


Could not figure out what this guy was supposed to be used as  for the longest time.  And why he only had half of a hat.  Then I noticed that he had an extra piece of felt sewn on the back.  He’s a napkin holder.  I’m sure the napkin is meant to make up the rest of his little hat.


These are some of my most special treasures.   This little box display hung on the wall in my mother’s home year round.


Close up of the little stuffed vintage skier girl.



This (of course) is not Christmas, but is part of the collection above.  Is this not just the most darling mama and baby?!  Very old and very fragile.

I have seen a lot of vintage goodness that I remember from years past. 

Please click the Vintage Christmas Monday banner on my right side bar to visit more of the blogs participating. 

Merry Christmas!



  1. These are unique and beautiful! I'm sure you are enjoying the many memories attached to each one.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Very wonderful and bright my dear artist! The magic hour is approaching and it has been fun following you! Happy Christmas, Anita

  3. What wonderful vintage santa's. I love the skier doll too. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Lots of fantastic vintage goodness! How wonderful to have so many items with so many memories attached. Wishing you a wonderful day. Holiday blessings :) Tammy

  5. What lovely Santas! I recognise some that used to hang on my parent's tree when I was a child! Unfortunately though they didnt stand the test of time!
    Have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010.
    Susie X

  6. Gorgeous! Love the Mama monkey and her baby!!! That is precious!
    Merry Christmas,
    Margaret B

  7. Fabulous collection! Happy Holidays!! xo, suzy

  8. Love the Santa's...and that vintage skier doll I love too!! It is so wonderful that you still have all of these ornies! Merry Christmas!

  9. The Santas are cute, but my favorite is the skier doll.

  10. I love your little box of vintage goodies! You must have some great memories every time you look at it!

  11. They all look so pretty. I wish a Happy Holiday to you and your family.


  12. Denise you have had some wonderful vintage things. I have really enjoyed them each week. Have a wonderful Christmas...julie

  13. Your vintage Santas are lovely. You have a wonderful collection.
    Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Merry Christmas,


  14. There is a award for you at my place, come by and pick it up !! ;)

  15. These are wonderful...and I do love the little mama and baby monkey. I have a couple vintage Santa's on my blog today too. Have a great week!

  16. Those santas are sweet! I've enjoyed catching up on some of your previous posts too.
    I love the wet bar and the color is so much fun I made my hubby look at it. I guess it is retro. Read the other day how cocktail parties were the rage in the 50's. Lonely housewifes in the burbs trying to get to know their neighbors......I guess?

  17. You have a lovely home! Love your Santa's. I hope Bella is recovering well. Merry Christmas! Hugz,Z

  18. Wonderful collection of vintage Santas, but the mama monkey and her baby truly stole my heart. Thank you for including them. Do you know the history of this pair?

  19. You have a wonderful collection of santas and friends!

    Love seeing them all. Thank you so much for participating in Vintage Christmas Mondays this season.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    xo Joan your hostess

  20. I just wanted to let your know that I featured you in this week's favorites post from Vintage Christmas Monday. xo Joan

  21. Beautiful collection of vintage ornaments Denise & I love the vintage monkey & baby!
    Wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas ♥

  22. Yummy, yummy, yummy! That skier girl is just amazing. Merry Christmas!

  23. Hello Denise...I love your vintage Santa collection! I adore the Santa who lost his belt... maybe he took it off because his tummy was full from eating all of the cookies we all left out for him for Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas to you... Bisous... Julie Marie


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