Sunday, December 2, 2007

This is our buffet in our entry hall with my collection of Vintage Santa's and Elves. An old red toy wagon holds more of my knee huggin' sweetie pies!
A little red vintage lunch box contains the Jolly Old St. Nicks.
"Aren't we just the cutest?!" Smile little fellas! You're going on my blog! A tiny red wood ladder lets the smallest of the elves climb up the tree. Tiny little vintage wrapped presents sit to the side.
A tiny little old stocking with a Merry Christmas wish to all.
Tiny red polka dot ribbons tied on for texture. My newest addition to my collection is the wonderful tree topper with a plastic Santa face. (My mirror looks whopper-jawed, but it really isn't - ha!)

This week my hubby and I will be adding some vintage rhinestone clocks and other tempting tid bits on eBay under Cottage*Dreams. In a few days I will also be putting more pillows on the blog to sell. Thank you to all of you who have been so sweet and either bid on or bought things! My husband and I appreciate your business. Jenn and Jacqui won the fabulous vintage sign that we had on eBay!!

Hope all is well for everyone!

39 comments:

FarmHouse Style said...

Your Santas and Elves are precious:) Love your tree.

Rhonda

Kathleen Grace said...

Cute Elves, I remember my mom had some that she decorated with when I was little. I think she got them out of soap boxes or bottles of dish detergent! I wonder if she still has them tucked away somewhere?! You house looks so festive and pretty:>) Do you have a link for your ebay store? I cant seem to find it when I go to ebay.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Those lamps would look perfect in my home :-)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a fabulous collection!! I have some of these too; but haven't unpacked mine yet this year. I love vintage Christmas decor!
:)

Esther Sunday said...

That's it. I'm coming to your house for the holidays. You've been warned.

Regina said...

Oh,Becky what a wonderful collection.
I love your Santas and Elves.
In a another post you have baking
snickerdoodles,I like snickerdodles.
Hugs Regina

A Thing for Roses said...

Love your sweet little Christmas decorations. I need to get started on that myself. Hey, I checked out your ebay auctions and you are off to a great start. Your items are so cute and now that I know you are selling, I have added you to my favorites. Hope you have a fabulous week!
Big giant hugs,
Lisa

Shelley said...

Dear Becky, I just love that display of your cute Retro pixies and Santa's !They would fit in great here in my humble home, as I am doing mostly a Retro theme Christmas this year. Your home is just so lovely and I know you have such fun decorating it !Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Blessings,Shelley

Nunnie's Attic said...

Your display of Santas and Elves is too cute, Becky!! They remind me of ... oh shoot. I can't think of her name. But it's a line that has very similar looking Elves and such. Dang it! I'll think of it. It's right on the tip of my tongue.

Love,
Julie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your home is decorated so so pretty. I put a few things out but not much. I still need to get more boxes down. OH did you check out the Cottage of the month yet? It's all so lovely.
ginger

Counting Your Blessings said...

"whopper-jawed" - That's cute! I love funny little phrases. When I was a kid my mom had those knee hugging elves going all the way up the stairs. They are the one holiday decoration that I clearly remember from my childhood. Are yours old? Blessings... Polly

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Santas, elves, and Christmas music, oh my! This is like a one stop holiday shop! Everything is just so beautiful Becky..just as beautiful as you..and Doogs of course : )

oxox
Jennifer

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! How cute are they! You have a wonderful collection and, of course, have displayed it perfectly! Love it!!!

Rosemary said...

I love the elves!!
So cute!
Your home looks great!
Rosemary

Michelle said...

I just started collecting the knee hugger pixies. They are the cutest! I hope to find some at the antique faire next weekend. Have a great week. Michelle

Heidi said...

That is THE cutest tree I have ever seen! I just love all those vintage elves! Since I myself am an elf, they are my friends. LOL! Look at my blog for my elf name. My mother named me. :) I still have to call Santa and ask for a ride to you house.....

~~ Heidi ~~

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky! Your elves and Santas are so sute :) Decorating is such fun, we are about to start, our real tree arrives next Monday! Lovin' the sign, so happy to have won it :) Hugs to Doogs :) J & J xo

Our Red House said...

Love those elves!

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful way to enter your home! I love all your Santas and elves - such happy guys! I also like the idea of two different style lamps - very charming!

regina barnett said...

Everything looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Becky,
I had one of those stockings on the tree when I wa growing up. It was the "cats' stockin". Apparently the cats didn't get much for Christmas. I have the stocking now, but my cats are super spoiled and get much bigger treats.

Janet

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

Love your santas and those elves are just adorable! Hope you have a great week.

Hugs,
Dena

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I just love those little elves! My uncle has some really large old ones that hang on a rope!

bj said...

I love Santas and Elves and fairys to pieces! They are all such a fun part of a wonderful and blessed season. I love your decorations.
bj

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh Becky - they are SO cute!
I love them AND how you have them charmingly displayed! Everything is looking all Christmasy-pretty over here!

xo,
Kim

Nan said...

I love that vignette on your buffet. The lunch box is a perfect accessory.
Nan

Back Through Time said...

All your decorations are SO cute!! I love what you have down with them all.
Michelle

Becky up the Hill said...

Becky, luv all your Santa's with his helpers..and your pokie~ dotted ;o) ribbons..I really like your entry hall too..I have 'entry hall' envy..your lamps..it's working girl!

She'sSewPretty said...

Becky, those elves are so adorable. Is there a name brand to search for when looking for them? I love elves and gnomes.

Meggie said...

Your home is looking so lovely and so festive.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How cute they are! Love those! They look so festive and happy.

Hmmm, an ebay store? I have got to get up with all these sales and things, Jenn and Jacqui shouldn't be winning all the good stuff! :-) Ok, yes they should. They are the sweetest.

Happy night, Miss Becky!

xo

BittersweetPunkin said...

Those elves (pixies) are so so cute! You did a great job decorating...it's so beautiful!
Blessings,
robin

Our Red House said...

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Maria said...

They are simply gorgeous Santas & elves! Have a great week,
from Maria, down under

Nancy said...

What a cute display of Sants's and elves. It looks very inviting.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Hi Becky,I just love vintage Christmas .Your house is beautiful as always.Best Wishes Brenda:}

Mary said...

Oh, I love those Santas and elves! We used to have one of the Santas who rang a bell when you would wind him up. Wish I knew where that got to...Love all you holiday decorating -- so cute!
xoxo,
Mary

Lallee said...

These are so darling! I like that nice reflection in the mirror of your decor on the landing.

happy@home said...

How sweet. I have been collecting those precious elves for years. Have a large plastic container full of them. Thought maybe someday I would find something to do with them. Thanks to your inspiration I now have a sweet tree of them on my kitchen island making me smile every time I bake a cookie or roll out a pie crust.