Monday, December 1, 2008

A LOST CHRISTMAS IS FOUND! ~ Giveaway winner!

Today I went out to my garage just to dig around and see what I could find. I found an old box tucked way in the back and when I opened it up to see what was inside I could not believe what I found!

It was a box from my Aunt and Uncle who had passed away years ago. Inside I found some fun vintage Christmas treasures!

Like these little Santa and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers. They are so cute how they hold hands when you put them together.

Then there was this other little Santa! He will be perfect in my Santa collection.

These two sweet little Christmas Carolers were in perfect condition!

There was an old Santa candy box, a Santa boot that will hold my candy canes I just purchased, a Santa chocolate mold that looks like it was used as a tree ornament and two vintage Santa cupcake picks.

Three boxes of mini Shiny Bright ornaments and a plastic Frosty the Snowman.

Two Christmas Tree candles from way back when and a little boy and girl ornaments. I think I may remove the hangers and even add some glitter to these two. What do you think? Should I glitter them up or leave them alone since they are vintage. I think they are from the early 70's so they are not that old. Oh wait! That makes them over 30 years old.

Some vintage tin cones! I only photographed this one as the other ones were either plain or looked like this one.

A vintage card holder in the shape of a tree. I'll be using this for sure!

More mini vintage ornaments. Some look like mercury glass.

Two boxes of these vintage flashing bell Christmas lights. I remember these from when I was a little kid. Every year my aunt and uncle had these hung up in their windows. I used to love watching them flash on and off in a pattern that made the bells look like they were ringing back and forth.

I plugged them in and they still work!

Last I found a vintage ornament with red flocking in the pattern of poinsettias.

What a wonderful box of treasures I came across. I have more of their Christmas items in my storage but this one somehow slipped past me.

I am so happy I found this box full of memories from my favorite Aunt and favorite Uncle. I feel like they were right next to me as I opened up the box and found each little treasure.

For those of you who entered my giveaway, the winner is... Donna from Party Wishes. Congrats Donna. Please email me your address so I can get this out to you.



Glenda said...

Well they probably were next to you and saying for years, hey you find our Christmas things.

It's like and early Christmas.



Wonderful treasures I enjoyed seeing them all!

Gone said...

Beautiful "treasures" to find and recreate uses for!!!

Darlene said... found a fabulous treasure box!!! Those are great decorations!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful find. What memories. I would probably be tearing up a bit.

I wouldn't put glitter on the ornament.

We have one of those candle trees and I think we have a few of the poinsettia type of ornaments.

One of these days I am going to post about my favorite ornaments. I have so many ideas going through my head. I feel like I am going to explode.

Thanks for visiting my daughter's blog. She was happy that someone liked her blog:)

Ejoy your decorating.

Lindsay-ann said...

Those vintage decorations are so special. I love the salt and pepper shakers, they are adorable.
I am so glad you found them and they can be enjoyed once again.
Best Wishes

Kelly said...

wow...don't you just love it when you find lost treasures. It's more exciting that going on a shopping spree....especially since it has a little more meaning.

Anonymous said...

Joanne, Your Christmas discovery is totally awesome. I love everything. I don't think it would hurt to glitter anything you like.

Thank you for your visit and comment today. That is so sweet of you to post my give-a-way. Remember I will post a winner each day so be sure and come back. Good luck.


Donna @ Party Wishes said...

OMG Joanne! I have the same Mr & Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers. I just displayed them in my kitchen under a cloche. I love finding things like that!


Thanks for sharing the darling Christmas ornaments with us. Lucky you! Happy Christmas decorating.


Unknown said...

Congratulations to Donna!
Thanks for sharing your finds with us!

The Muse said...

Vintage decor is simply the best!
Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations to Donna! What a lucky lady! Thank you for the tour through your "winter vintage~land"! It was fun and nostalgic! :)

cherry said...

I would have been estatic if I had found all that. I love vintage Christmas items..I collect old santa boots. Those cones are adorable. cherry

w00ts up said...

What great vintage finds! Congrats on your treasure hunt!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful find! I would not alter anything. Christmas collectibles in such good condition are getting more rare every day. And so nice that they are family mementos too. Beautiful collection!

Elyse said...

how to fun to find all of these things! enjoy

Suzanne said...

What a Fabulous find! You are very lucky, indeed to find such precious treasures that bring back good memories of family from the past. How wonderful!


The Muse said...

Winter Greetings!
I had to stop and give a heartfelt thank you for your recent comment on my Christmas Poem, The Unexpected Gift :) Each word, I will treasure and except them humbly and with sincere gratitude.

I agree with you, the true spirit of the story reminds to be thankful for what we have...right at this moment in time :)

I hope to visit your blog often and I have opted to become a Follower :) (ooo LOL if that is ok? )I love looking at your pics and reading your posts!

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, wow. vintage Christmas is all so wonderful - but to have things from family makes them all the more extra-special! How absolutely delighted you must have been to pull treasure after treasure out of that box. Thank you for sharing them with us. I loved seeing them.

Unknown said...

oh my goodness those are amazing finds! Thanks for popping in on my blog - I will try and do a tutorial on my crown and gift cones soon!

Donna said...

Oh, Joanne - how special to have found all those vintage goodies!!! They're wonderful! As far as the glitter - if you're planning to resell them perhaps you should leave them in their original condition... But if you plan to keep and use them yourself, then you should definitely glitter them if you'd prefer them that way... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage