Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Cuteness

As some of you may know, I maintain the blog for one of the Antique Stores in my town and the other day I went around snapping up photos of Christmas items that are for sale.  I was smitten with all of the “cuteness” of many of the pieces.  The kind of sugary cuteness that allows your lips to part and form a smile on the face.  Now I must mention the Santa behind these tiny Santa salt and pepper shakers.  I am not sure why he so “wide eyed”, but thought him to be rather cute in an alarming sort of way.  Did someone just give him a “melvin?” Ok, yeh, I am laughing!
This set of carolers are precious…though the little boy on the right looks quite bored with all of it….
…and this snowman can make you smile even you are having a not-so-smiley kind of a day.
The praying angel candle holders are my favorites…
…as is this elf Christmas tablecloth.
Looking at these Little Golden Books took me on a trip down my childhood memory lane. 
The cottage style quilt would not only be a cute addition to a collection, but it would make for a delightful Christmas tree skirt.  Two of my trees in my house have bases swaddled with old quilts.  It adds such a softness and vintage look.
Santa and Mrs. Mouse….what a cute pair.
This grouping of vintage Santa’s just screams retro Christmas!
Around every corner of the store, there are wonderful vintage and antique Christmas treasures.  The tree below is decked out in vintage cookie cutters that have pretty red and white bows glued onto them.  All the work is done for you, just add a hook and add to the tree.
A herd of Breyer deer are up for grabs – and there are some awesome ones here!  A grouping of these would look great on a silver plate tray with a sprinkling of fake snow at their feet.  Add a few bottle brush trees and you have neat cabin style vignette.
 Plenty of adorable faces to adorn your tree and holiday home…
like this cute pair of ornaments…P1010043m1
…and this boy and girl who move back and forth.  Their little faces and clothing are just plain adorable.
But my favorite of all is this crusty little elf with his full beard and impish brown eyes.  If he could talk, what do think he’d be saying?  Or perhaps I don’t want to know.  ha!
How many of you are done decorating for Christmas?  I’m done except for a few small details.  Now I can kick back and enjoy the moments to bake and spend time with friends and family.