Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday!!

Monday is my favorite day of the week now, ever since Joan at Anything Goes Here started the Vintage Christmas Monday party! It's where we all share our vintage Christmas treasures, and Joan would like to invite YOU to join in too!

First we have a bunch of kneehugger elves that I have captured in this apothecary jar.

This little guy actually has his nosed pressed against the glass, trying to get out. Sorry li'l guy, you're in there 'til the second week in January, or thereabouts!

Next is a little girl with her arms full of packages. I so hope that the antique stores have all of their Christmas stuff half off on the day after, because I want more of these little girl figurines!

A "tacky" plastic plaque, with some old reindeer.

I found this plastic garland at a garage sale this past summer, and actually remembered where I put it, so that I could hang it on the mirror over the fireplace, with some bottlebrush wreaths.

A closer look at the garland and bottlebrush wreaths. So hard to get a decent picture of a mirror without having the cheesy Christmas movie on Lifetime that I'm watching reflected in it! Now head over to Joan's for a list of the other vintage partyers!


Maureen said...

Oh Carol those elves are soooo funny and cute.

Just a bed of roses said...

I love your jar of vintage elves...they make me smile!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love your kneehuggers - mine are trapped in the curio cabinet right now

Julie Marie said...

Hi Carol, I love all your treasures! Your little knee huggers are so cute, especially the one with his nose pressed up against the glass! I love your little porcelain Lefton (?) figurine... they are precious...and I don't think your little wall hanging looks tacky, I love it too! Bisous... Julie Marie

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Love the captured elves! They so look like they want to get out! xo Joan

Postcardy said...

I love your little girl with packages.

I never heard of kneehugger elves before. I think your display is very amusing.

blushing rose said...

I especially love the knee hugers & the little girl w/gifts ... BUT ... everything is lovely.

TTFN ~Marydon
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Judi said...

NO Christmas decor is tacky ~ well maybe a little LOL! I actually like and have some tacky plastic myself. Very kitchy and retro. Love how you put the pixies in the jar and they way he is peekin' too cute. Thanks much for sharing. Judi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Those elves are just toooo cute! I love how you displayed them in the jar. It does look like they are trying to get out. lol I had that exact plastic garland, and I got rid of it. We had a mirror in our living room too, and I remember my mom put styrofoam reindeer on each side, and a big green thing with bulbs in the middle. I'm loving this vintage Monday thing too, so fun isn't it? Love your little Lefton girl too!


Kammy said...

What fun Carol ~ I remember some of those things growing up :o)
I hope you don't get caught for holding those elves captured in a jar......who is helping Santa now ?
You are a naughty girl :o)

My Grama's Soul said...

Everybody has elves, and yours are so cute. Just where can I trap mine??

Happy Greetings to you,


Unknown said...

I hit gold a few weeks ago in Snohomish Washington and I bought up about a dozen of those elves. Stuck them in my antique show case to sell a few and they were gone in a Santa's wink. Glad I held on to a few! Your blog makes me so happy. Your the best in my book! Happy Christmas time!-Jacqueline

Jane said...

What a cute display of elves in a jar!! You know I LOVE all of your vintage Christmas goodies...keep it coming!

Jocelyn said...

Love the elves!! Great Vintage Christmas.


Dawn said...

That elf certainly looks mischievious! I clicked to enlarge the photo and all the others look pretty sweet. I don't think you shoud let that one out!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your post made me laugh out loud! Don't let those elves out! I've heard they can make a mess in the house! :)

deb said...

The jar of elves is adorable!!! I'm impressed you remembered where the garland was!!! I have yet ot find a cranberry garland I got at a thrift store 3 years ago!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love those little elves and the figurine is so pretty! You have some great vintage things and my Hubby thanks you for the Go Pack! He will love that! Hugs, Cindy

Unknown said...

Thank you for the advise on how to fix by blog. Boy you have the best stuff! I love the way you put the kneehuggers in the jar. Did you see mine I put on a wreath? I accually didn't know they where called kne huggers-thanks for that also. I really like the garland. I'll be on the look out for that.
Enjoy your Vintage Christmas Monday!

Vintage Christine said...

I just received my first kneehugger from my friend at Chickens In The Basement and he's tucked in the branches of my Xmas tree. All your stuff is, as usual, festive and fun!!! I was going to add my post to the Vintage Christmas Monday blog but there are so many blogs to visit that I'd be here all day reading them (and hubs thinks I'm at the computer too much as it is--but maybe I'll sneak some peeks throughout the day, ha ha).

Anonymous said...

Poor little Elfie! teehee!

Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Carol
Happy Vintage Monday! I love all your vintage Christmas stuff. It really takes me back to my childhood. I do feel sorry for those poor little elves trapped in that jar for the whole of Christmas. The one with his nose up against the glass looks furious!
Have a good week.

Kori said...

Love that garland Carol! You are too sweet to take the time to comment on my Pearl Harbor post honey. Thanks so much for sharing your memories of it. I have been there a few times and I don't think you can explain to someone in words how it makes one feel to be there and experience it. I'm so glad you liked the post. I hope you had a great weekend friend. Kori xoxo

Unknown said...

These are all so cute, I love the elves in the jar!!!!! Great stuff!

One Gal's Trash said...

Not sure what my favorite thing is: the elves trapped in a jar, the FABULOUS plastic garland or the phrase "I actually remembered where I put it"! I would love to send you a bag o' bling so you can do a tree! Email me your address and if you have a particular color theme in mind, let me know and I'll send you shiny junk by Christmas!

Heartfelt living said...

I just love your elves! They are so adorable. What a creative idea to put them in glass!
Happy Vintage Monday

Diane and Kelly said...

It's a good thing you wrangled those naughty elves into that jar! Who knows what mischief they might have gotten themselves into!

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Richard said...

Be careful not to let those elves escape!!

Gypsy Fish said...

love the vintage ticky tac!
Happy VCM!

The Lazy Peacock said...

such beautiful things, i absolutely love the girl holding presents!
and the elves are too cute!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin the cute little elves and that sweet little girl...thanks soooo much for sharing! You have an awesome blog...going to follow along with you. Hope you have a FUN week!


V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Oh boy ... look at all your little elffies in the glass jar! That guy with his nose pressed against the glass looks like Trouble!! ... the others, very sweet!

Love 'em!


Anonymous said...

Poor little knee huggers! I'll spring the bail if you'll let them out! ☺

LBP said...

OK! HAND OVER THOSE ELVES AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT! LOL!!! I just bought 15 elf/pixies yesterday at the local antique mall. I can hardly wait until next Monday to post them!

Love those vintage Christmas ornaments.



Kori said...

Hey Carol, thanks for the sweet comments on my new blog layout honey! I am really excited about the change. I was a little tired of the Christmas background already lol. Hope you are having a great day doll. Kori xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love the red and green Christmassy look of your blog!

Jean said...

hahaha! these are the cutest little elves that you captured in the apothecary jar.