Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday!!

Today is the very first Vintage Christmas Monday Party, and Joan at Anything Goes Here is our hostess! I heart Joan! She is awesome, and if you haven't checked out her blog before, do it now! No, not NOW now. After you look at my stuff!

My first vintage thing is this Made In Japan Santa, with rhinestone eyes. You might need to enlarge to see his eyes, but he looks a little crazy, doesn't he? Like maybe the elves have spiked the eggnog!

Next are bell lights. The ones on the left are from when I was little. Each bell alternates blinking. Gee how I loved these. They were my favorite decoration. Many years later they hung in my daughter's bedroom when she was little, and she loved them just as much! She loved to fall asleep while looking at them. The other set has the spectacularly tacky plastic flowers that I adore!

When I was out antiquing last week, I had to get this box, even though it was empty! Don't we all love Shiny Brites?

But my favorite thing about this box is this: Uncle Sam and Santa Claus shaking hands. Two of my most favorite guys in the world! Mr. Old Glory, you know you're #1!!

And finally, I apologize to those of you who have to look at this again, but.....you know how much I love it!! Now head on over to Joan's to see more vintage Christmas. Joan's going to make Monday the best day of the week!


Linda said...

Oh so cute and vintage. I will have some to share once I unpack the Christmas decorations! Going to love this Vintage Monday's!

Dawn said...

Very cool stuff Carole. Your empty box is so funny. At first I couldn't figure out why, 'til I saw Uncle Sam! I just love all your little figureens too.
See you Rednesday?

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Carole, yes, I think your Santa has been taking a little nip of the eggnog! He is absolutely adorable! Your old bells are so pretty, and I love the old Shiny Brite boxes too... especially Uncle Sam and Santa! I just signed up this morning for the party, I hope you will visit me as well... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What very sweet vintage Christmas! Love them all.


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love the box too. I am so sad that the Sewing Bee threw away (or donated) all of our old ornaments. I always loved the ones with the garish colors best. Those bells are cute too. Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Vintage items at Christmas make the season so special. Thanks for sharing yours!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Nanny said...

I love your vintage sharing...and your vintage blog pictures in your sidebar...love those too!

Thanks for your encouraging comments!

Blondie said...

Yet another great post Carol! Hope you had an amazing weekend honey. Kori xoxo


Are you kidding this is a wonderful
post and I love all these vintage
things. Thanks for the memories!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Don't we all love that tacky old Christmas stuff. It was so much fun to see your favorites. Love the crazy Santa with the rhinestone eyes! Thanks for being a part of Vintage Christmas Mondays. See you next Monday if not before. xo Joan

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful blog that you have! I love it. Loved your posts and I scrolled down to see the rest of your wonderful posts! I'm joining in next week!
Have a great week.

KarenSue said...

Wow! Great stuff. I love the Shiny Brite box, I would have bought it. You must have alot if you put this much on the first day. Can't wait to see.

Jane said...

I love all of your vintage Christmas items. I don't have a lot of vintage Christmas but I've been keeping my eyes open at the thrift stores for anything vintage. Hopefully something will turn up!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

Love love love your stuff!!! Vintage Christmas is sooooo amazing!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Oh, A vintage Christmas party? Cool! Like your decorations.


Gypsy Brocante said...

How crazy is that?? A Santa with rhinestone eyes?? LOVE it!!


one gal's trash said...

Love the crazy Santa! And the Shiny Brite box...I love that we are all on the Christmas train already!

Jacqueline said...

I'm so excited to get over here Carole. I have been so overwhelmed with my darn work this week I looked like the dazed Santa and YES, of course those elves were up to no good! Your decorations are over the top cute! Come on over to my place, I just did a paper doll fashion show and today a Dolly Mama Monday show. Cheers to vintage Monday. LOVE IT!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Is it me or is that Shiny-Eyed Santa just a leeeeetle bit scary?

Like he's an alien dressed up, pretending to be Santa in order to gain our confidences?

Before you know it, we'll be overrun by scary berhinestoned aliens in garish Christmas apparel!


Lovely post!


Oh What FUN!!! Love your vintage Christmas treasures. I should join in next week...if I manage to get my Christmas decor out of their boxes!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Deb :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hee-hee! We don't mind looking at your sleigh again! I think it's funny how scary some santas look!

I'll have to go meet Joan! ♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh and I love, love, love your little christmas girl in the header but I think I already told you that! ☺

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hi Carol! Love your vintage Christmas finds...and, yes, I understand why you buy boxes with nothing in them!!! Yippee!!! I love those too! Have a happy day! Hugs, Coralie

LBP said...

I LOVE your vintage Christmas items! Shoot! I wish I had known it was Vintage Chrismas Monday, and I would have posted. Maybe I can remember for next Monday!



Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I love the picture of Santa and Uncle Sam shaking hands, I would have bought an empty box with that on it too! Your Christmas decor is so fun! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Theresa